We first met the “talented Gregorys” when we called in to the Old Post Office a few years back. I bought a very much loved pottery bowl then and it’s still in daily use at breakfast time.
It was fun having Laura and Peter take part in last year’s exhibition and the Questions and Artists session. Since then we’ve called in to the Old Post Office again for a catch up, and have had email progress reports from our friend Imogen about the custom designed bathroom basin Peter was making for her. It’s now installed and looks stunning.
The wall hanging below was a ‘Laura Gregory’ birthday present to me from Barry many years ago. Our kitchen colours, red and saffron, were inspired by Laura’s work. It looks superb against the saffron wall in our kitchen.
I am a self-taught artist who has been developing over the last decade my “own take” on folk art, making painted figures. These figures mainly take the form of angels, musicians or harlequins, and are painted in artist’s acrylics on MDF board, and cut out with a fretsaw.
Lately I have been enjoying drawing these figures, and flowers on paper using coloured pencils and ink pens.
My husband Peter is a potter and artist and a great source of inspiration to me as well as being my much appreciated “technical department”.
We live and work, with our cat Nigella Stopit, in the old Waikouaiti Post Office building.
I very much enjoyed the experience of illustrating one of Ruth’s poems last year for the “Bellamys at Five” exhibition, and am delighted to have the opportunity to make a piece in response to another of her poems. I have chosen the poem “The Poet in Residence”.