***NEWS FOR 2021***
Awesome news time! These two paintings of oranges and grapes are now hung, and available, in the newly opened Jarva Gallery, in the stunning Crescent, Buxton. Buxton is my home town. I have fond memories of visiting the Crescent as a child with my Gran, when it was the library. I’ve watched, for many years, the restoration that the building has been through. And now, I have paintings hung in this beautiful gallery, very special. Please do visit the gallery if you can, or if you’re interested in purchasing either of the paintings, Lyndsey and Ben will be happy to help.
My little oil painting of Grace, my youngest daughter, has been accepted for the Royal Institute of Oil Painters exhibition 2021. I’m delighted! This exhibition is being held at the beautiful Mall Galleries in central London. It opens on Wednesday 24th November until Sunday 5th December.
I’m THRILLED that my little painting has been awarded an Honorable Mention in America’s Blue Review Art Prize. Message received –
“I wanted to let you know that your Blue Review Art Prize submission received an Honorable Mention!
Congratulations! Out of the over 3,000 submissions, only the top 5% of works were selected for this designation.
While we are only exhibiting work from the top 10 winners in the physical gallery, we would love to include your work in the printed Blue Review Art Prize exhibition catalogue as well as in an online exhibition on Artsy.”
A selection of my paintings are now available at the newly opened Cotswold Contemporary Gallery in Cirencester, including this one below, Gran’s House.
These little paintings, called Blue Willow Still Life and Strawberry Jam are now showing at the beautiful Sinclair Gallery in Rickmansworth, UK
I am DELIGHTED to be able to share with you the news that my Self Portrait is part of the curated Ruth Borchard exhibition showing at the beautiful Coventry Cathedral, opening 17th May and running until 9th July. Information about the exhibition, along with purchase details about the painting, can be found on the Ruth Borchard website https://ruthborchard.org.uk/
This little grape painting has been submitted to the Blue Review Art Exhibition. It’s called Got Any Grapes? Inspired by a VERY repetitive song my children used to listen too! And to go alongside this work is Lemonade Stand (the Duck Song really got to me!)
Some of my paintings, including Hanging Orange and Hanging Chillis, have safely made it to the beautiful Sinclair Gallery in Rickmansworth. With the help of Esther, the gallery owner the little orange has already found a home, thank you! Please take a look at the ‘Miniature/Small Work’ section on my website for details of further work at the gallery, or visit the Sinclair Gallery website directly.
I’m DELIGHTED that my painting – The Artist’s Mother has made it through the first round of judging at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. It still has another round to get through, but currently, it’s nice to enjoy the moment!
I’m inspired by the old masters, so I thought I’d see if I can create a miniature still life in a similar to them. I’ve really enjoyed it and feel a series brewing!
Happy New Year! I’m already busy making plans for my Royal Miniature Society submissions, everything crossed this wonderful exhibition goes ahead as planned this year.
***NEWS FOR 2020***
December 2020 – Due to how tricky it currently is finding sitters I thought I’d embark on self portrait. It’s an turning out to be quite an interesting experience!
Sale! Two of my slightly larger works, pictured below will be available for sale reduced to £200 each (offered as part of the #artistsupportpledge). You are welcome to contact me via my ‘contact page’ on this website if you’re interested in any of the pieces. Thank you!
NOVEMBER 2020 – I’ve finally got round to creating a Facebook page to help spread the word, better late than never! Any shares are greatly appreciated.
OCTOBER 2020 – Happy 1st Anniversary website! Thank you SO much for your visits – they’ve kept me going over a strange year! I’ve had 795 visitors and 2445 views of pages – thank you!
OCTOBER 2020 – 🎁 Dare I mention Christmas! Just a little heads up that I often close for commissions from mid November due to the amount of work I have to complete. So please get in touch early if you have a special gift in mind – thank you! 🎁
SEPTEMBER 2020- I’m thrilled to share with you that my painting Trapped (shown below) has been accepted for the Society of Women Artists online exhibition. This acrylic painting is part of their exhibition opening on 22nd September and running through until the end of the year. The link below takes you to my work – https://onlinegalleryswa.oess1.uk/artwork/ArtistPage/36395?exhid=140
JUNE 2020 – Thanks to the HUGE amount of interest I have received in my work because of the #artistsupportpledge I have added a section onto my website detailing work available and sold – Click on the Page ASP 2020.
JUNE 2020 – Delighted that my miniature painting of a conker has been selected for the Society of Botanical Artists exhibition. This was due to be held in the Mall Galleries in London, but because of Covid 19 it is instead being made available by Society of Botanical Artists on their online exhibition. Open from 3rd June 2020.
January 2020 – My miniature painting titled ‘Malum’ has been accepted by the Royal Society of British Artists into their annual exhibition. The exhibition is held at the Mall Galleries in central London, opening on the 20th February 2020. The exhibition can also be seen on the Mall Galleries website and here is a link to my painting –
December 2019 – Thrilled to have been awarded the RMS Group Award for the 2019 exhibition. Though this year’s exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London has finished, it can still be viewed and paintings purchased via –
Six of the works can be seen on my website under the tab ‘Miniature Work’
Images © Laura Critchlow