Monday 26th November 2018   09:33 AM

Winter Open Studios

Thank you for visiting
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At the weekend I shared a studio with Diana Kazemi and Carmen Renwick. We decked it out with an enormous amount of Christmas lights, put the mulled wine to heat up and opened our doors to the public.

Here is a photo of me just after we had set up the previous evening. Behind me is one of my largest Cambridge paintings that incorporates gold leaf and some of Diana's beautifully elegant ceramics. I love the way the two different media and styles work together.

We had a wonderful time meeting everyone who came to visit us and the time just flew by. Thank you for for visiting as it was a little cold and we would love to see you again next year.

Thursday 22nd November 2018   11:56 AM

Winter Open Studio

November 24 & 25 from 10am to 5pm
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I shall be sharing a Winter Open Studio this weekend with Diana Kazemi, ceramicist and Carmen Renwick, painter and printmaker in Chesterton, Cambridge.

I hope you will be able to drop in at some time over the weekend to see our work and enjoy a glass of mulled wine. A number of other artists, within cycling and walking distance, will also be opening their studios during the same times.

We will be open on 24 and 25 November from 10am to 5pm. If it is cold the door will be closed but please knock. You will see the flags and 'A' board near the entrance at The Old Dovecote, 5 Church Street, Cambridge CB4 1XQ - the same street as St Andrew's Church.

I have made some more scarves for this open studio. They are gorgeous, soft, silk, vibrant in 6 different colours, I can't wait for everyone to see them.

Tuesday 20th November 2018   09:45 AM

Urban Sketching

Zoology Museum, Cambridge
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As you may be aware, I love the monthly meetings with Cambridge Urban Sketchers - #USKCambridge. On Saturday we visited the Zoology Museum in Downing Street, Cambridge. Although there was a large group of us, there are two floors to explore and we all managed to fit in among the visitors.

I headed to the lower floor where the animal skeletons are and found a seat in front of the large display cases. These exhibits are lit so well they throw the most wonderful shadows. So here are my sketches using a black 0.5mm fineliner. A red howler and a brown hare.

After the photos of all the sketches and the group we headed for the cafe which overlooks the huge whale. Here we look at all the sketchbooks over a cup of tea. As I ate my brie and grape panini I was devastated to learn that the cafe would be closing as it was not profitable. Such a shame that this lovely place is unable to survive as people prefer the expensive brand coffee shops.

Saturday 17th November 2018   05:15 PM

Christmas Cracker

Exhibition at Byard Art
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I am absolutely delighted to have been asked to exhibit some paintings in this exhibition. There are 6 altogether although they will not all be shown at the same time in this ever-changing exhibition.

I went along today for the opening and found myself with a glass of mulled wine, my first this year so Christmas must be coming.

There are plenty of wonderful things to see by dozens of different artists in all kinds of media. I do have a soft spot for the checked pottery and I think one of the jugs will be on my Christmas wish list. There are also some one-off pieces of amazing jewellery which are exquisite and some really interesting mixed media pieces plus ceramics with Emma Will represented who is also doing a Winter Open Studio near me this year.

Other pieces I really love are the wacky houses and the ceramic people. I am so chuffed to be showing my work amongst such talented people. Exhibition ends on 24 December.

Saturday 3rd November 2018   04:08 PM

Talk/Demonstration at Ely Art Society

7,30 - 9pm 9th November 2018
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I am very excited, and a little nervous, about giving a talk and demonstration at Ely Art society. It all happens Friday 9th November at the Methodist Hall, Ely, CB6 1AD.

I shall be talking about my work and giving a demonstration on how I use copper and silver leaf in my paintings. After that I shall be talking about my love of Urban Sketchers. All illustrated with lots of prints and paintings plus sketchbooks from my art classes and urban sketches.

Bookings can be made online http://www.elyartsociety.com/section816939_

Saturday 3rd November 2018   10:39 AM

Friday morning Art Classes

Vacancy now filled
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One of my students has been offered a job abroad and this means I have a vacancy in my Friday class.

If you are interested in joining my classes please let me know by emailing info@maureenmace.co.uk

What we do in the classes is led by the students and we discuss media and subjects at the beginning of term. My students love drawing and this is the best way to learn to look at the world around you. We also make a lot of paintings, in both watercolour and acrylic, on various themes and experimenting with different techniques.

I provide all materials so you don't need to pay for paints and pastels like in most other classes. My classes are for a maximum of four people so everyone gets lots of attention.

The classes are from 10am to 12.30pm. Want to know more or like to visit? Please contact me.

You can see some of the work we do here http://www.facebook.com/cambridgeartclass


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Painter living in Cambridge. Mixes fantasy and realism and loves medieval art and it's detail. An avid sketcher.

Blog Archive

* 2024
* Tree of Birmingham for a client
* Having fun making collages with my art students
* Sketching at the Heong Gallery
* Cambridge Drawing Society Spring Exhibition
* Drawing at the Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge
* The January Challenge
* 2023
* Live painting at Byard Art
* Demonstration at Byard Art
* Arts & Craft Fair, Pitt Building, Trumpington St, Cambridge
* A portrait of me
* Cambridge Drawing Society - Autumn 2023
* Inktober
* Try your hand at Gilding
* Birmingham Open Studios
* Teaching in my home
* Sold at Byard Art, Cambridge
* Thank you to everyone who visited my Open Studios
* Last weekend of Cambridge Open Studios 2023
* Cambridge Open Studios 2023
* Summer Exhibition 2023
* Cambridge Open Studios
* Cambridge Open Studios 2023
* Making planets
* Reverie at the Leper Chapel
* A new me
* Lost in Reverie
* Talk to the Cambridge Drawing Society
* First outside Urban Sketch of the year
* Cambridge Drawing Society Spring Exhibition
* Cambridge Art Classes
* Paintings in progress
* Work in Progress
* #TheJanuaryChallenge
* 65 Million artists
* 2022
* Exhibition at Michaelhouse extended until 17 December
* Small paintings with patterned gold leaf
* Of Day & Night
* Teaching students in my studio
* Of Day & Night
* Self Portrait
* Art in the corridor at Addenbrookes
* Christmas Cracker 2022 Exhibition
* Birmingham Open Studios 2022
* Birmingham Open Studios
* Birmingham Open Studios
* Life Drawing at the Tithe Barn
* Cambridge Open studios
* Cambridge Open Studios 2022
* Art demonstration
* Silent Auction
* Classes starting March 2022
* Newmarket Open Exhibition
* 2021
* Making a Tezlip pattern
* Winter Open Studio
* Winter Open Studio
* Mill Road Winter Fair
* Cambridge Drawing Society exhibition - October 23 - 30 2021
* A talk about my Lockdown Sketches
* The Rest House, Bournville
* Taking part in Birmingham Open Studios
* Art in a changing room!
* Life drawing at the Tithe Barn, Landbeach
* Sketching in the garden
* Cambridge Open Studios
* Art Exhibition at the Tithe Barn, Landbeach
* A haircut
* My very first book
* Still sketching
* Cambridge Drawing Society Exhibition
* Art Exhibition at the Tithe Barn
* Update about my Lockdown Sketches
* My Lockdown
* 2020
* SEAW exhibition
* Urban Sketchers are back
* Summer Exhibition
* Cambridge Open Windows
* Paintings off to Byard Art
* Sketching with my students
* Cambridge Open Windows
* Drawing what I see
* 20 x 20 exhibition at Byard Art
* Cambridge Art Classes
* Coronavius and my art classes
* Coronavirus
* Sketching the Market
* 30 day sketchbook challenge
* 2019
* Winter Open Studio
* Christmas Cracker Exhibition
* Birmingham Open Studios
* Cake Tree
* Space pictures
* Getting ready for Cambridge Open Studios
* Sketching in the garden
* Sketching with Cambridge Urban Sketchers
* Drawing during 'The Silence of Time' exhibition
* Along your Street exhibition
* Packing the paintings
* Basoka dreams / Dreams in the forest
* Cows at Trinity
* Cambridge Art Classes
* Cambridge Drawing Society
* Urban Sketchers in Eddington
* Messing around with watercolours
* Pyjamas
* Commissioned Painting
* Commissioned painting
* Cambridge Urban Sketchers
* Three paintings on the go
* Part 3 of my 30 day sketch challenge
* Another ten photos for the 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge 2019
* Sketch a day challenge
* January in Byard Art
* New Year, New resolution
* 2018
* December
* It's almost Christmas
* Look what's in the window!
* Christmas Cracker exhibition
* November
* Winter Open Studios
* Winter Open Studio
* Urban Sketching
* Christmas Cracker
* Talk/Demonstration at Ely Art Society
* Friday morning Art Classes
* October
* Sketching with my students
* Exhibiting at Addenbrookes
* Painting on a wet day
* Cambridge Antiques Centre
* A customer hangs her painting
* September
* Two more mini paintings
* Drawing at the Museum of Classical Archaeology
* Urban Sketchers
* Painting some mini pictures for an upcoming exhibition
* Ely Art Society demonstration
* August
* Painting Kings and Cows
* Painting Kings and Cows
* Painting Kings and Cows
* World elephant day
* Visiting Addenbookes
* In the basement at Byard Art
* July
* Thank you to everyone who came to visit my Open Studio
* Drawing at the Botanic Gardens
* Open Studios have started
* July means Cambridge Open Studios
* June
* Sold at Byard Art
* Edible drawings!
* First Sketch to completed painting
* Zoology Museum visit
* Paintings in the window
* Paintings at Byard Art
* May
* My studio and garden
* Urban Sketchers at Novi
* May Drawing challenge
* April
* Byard Art
* Sketching at the Parker Library
* February
* Drawing at Queens College
* 2017
* New painting
* Winter Open Studio
* Cambridge Drawing Society Exhibition
* Cambridge Busker
* Cambridge Urban Sketchers
* Cambridge Open Studios
* Cambridge Art Book
* Haddenham Gallery
* Drawing at the Parker Library
* Teaching Art
* Observational Drawing
* 2016
* Winter Open Studios
* Winter Open Studio
* Lost Crusaders
* Drawing at the Parker Library
* Cambridge Open Studio
* Cambridge Open Studios
* Curiosity Gallery, St Ives, Cambridgeshire
* Running with Brushes
* Cat on a Mat
* Winter Open Studio
* Cambridge Drawing Society
* Mixed Media Workshop
* Cambridge Art Classes
* Pop up shop
* Cambridge Drawing Society at Addenbrookes
* Busy Painting
* Cambridge Drawing Society Exhibition
* Samovar Tea House and Gallery
* 2015
* Pop Up Market Place
* Etsy Handmade Fair
* 2014
* Cambridge Christmas cards available
* Cambridge Open Studios
* Strawberry Fair
* Cambridge Open Studios 2014
* Clavering Easter Art Show
* Cows, Bowers and Towers
* 2013
* My Shop on Etsy
* Prints
* Potentials
* Cambridge Art Classes
* Silvanite Woods
* Tree of Knowledge
* Cambridge Open Studios 2013
* New exhibition at Williams Art
* Art on The Hill
* Cow Prints at St Ives
* 2012
* Christmas Gift and Craft Fair
* Art Classes in Cambridge
* Cambridge Open Studios 2012
* 2010
* Moos & Blues

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