Flowers for Mother’s Day?

Daffodil

There are many traditional celebrations of mothers and motherhood that exist throughout the world, dating back thousands of years and in some countries, Mother’s Day is still associated with these older traditions.

The modern Mother’s Day began in the United States by Anna Jarvis in the early 20th century, when she held a memorial for her mother and then later campaigned to make Mother’s Day a national holiday in the United States, this first became a recognised holiday in 1905.

Mother’s day is now celebrated all over the world, although each country has different dates, here in the United Kingdom we celebrate Mothering Sunday, which falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent, this year that will be 22nd March.

The giving of flowers to the mother figure seems to have begun with the Christian faith, dedicated to the figure of the Virgin, bringing her the first of the fresh spring flowers.

This year why not give your mother a painting of flowers, which will last a lifetime!

If you do not see your mother’s favourite flower here, I am happy to accept commissions, please email me on ninacamplin@aol.co.uk

2019 The Year In Review

I have worked on some amazing mural projects over the past year…

               

Not forgetting the Puffin Project in Haverfordwest, where I painted 32 puffins on shop fronts over the space of a weekend in July!

Wales is a beautiful place and I have been lucky to have been able to work outdoors, painting some of the views….

View from St Gwynno Forest
Marloes Coastal Path
Angle
Carn Llidi Bychan
The Fall of the White Meadow
Freshwater East
Holyland Woods
Pentre Ifan
Milford Haven Refinery
St Mary’s Church Haverfordwest
Angle View

Throughout the year I picked up a few pet portraits…

Rocky
Mickey and Twix
Sybil and Elspeth
Reggie
Reggie and Oz
Chudley
Cassie & Zayne
Sabre
shiva
Shiva

 

I still have some work on show at the VC Galleries in Pembroke Dock and Haverfordwest.
I moved to Rhondda Cynon Taff in June 2019 and I am now looking for somewhere local to this area that I can show some of my work.

Here’s looking forward to 2020 and new challenges!

Crow Pyrography

crow 2 pyrography

Decided I needed another crow, as the first pyrography crow was sold during Purbeck Art Weeks

I used my last piece of Hazel wood, in fact my last piece of wood completely! Must get some more! If anyone has any interesting off-cuts please let me know, they need to be reasonably pale in colour so that the burn marks show.

 

Egret Collagraphs

I managed to get 7 prints off in the end from my double plated collagraph of the Egret and it’s reflection. The first 2 prints were on plain white paper, the following 5 were done on old watercolour paintings.

With thanks to Laura Evans for the use of her printing press and for having me in her venue for the past 2 weeks of Purbeck Art Weeks.