Paint job…

Saw this is an in-flight magazine this summer and it made me laugh big belly laughs so much the whole of the flight, and the man next to me thought there was something wrong with me I’m sure. Even looking at it now gives me the giggles!

Heres a link to the article online about it đŸ™‚

Church Fresco Destroyed by Rogue DIY Pensioner (http://www NULL.telegraph NULL.html)


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Reading Contemporary Art Fair (click for details)

Title: Reading Contemporary Art Fair (click for details)
Location: Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading
Link out: Click here (http://www NULL.readingcontemporaryartfair
Description: Welcome to the third Reading Contemporary Art Fair. Our events have always been about bringing thrilling new art to the widest possible audience. We present our exhibitors in a relaxed but professional setting, giving them the best platform to showcase their work while allowing them to talk about their art directly with the public. Our aim is to de-mystify the art world and make it truly accessible to everyone.
Start Date: 2012-04-28
Start Time: 10:00
End Date: 2012-04-29
End Time: 17:00

Helen Parsley Exhibition – LYMM (click for details)

Title: Helen Parsley Exhibition – LYMM (click for details)
Location: Lymm Village Hall
Description: Helen will be holding her annual exhibition at Lymm Village Hall (located at the car park in the centre of Lymm. Originals and Signed Prints will be on display.
Start Date: 2012-04-14
Start Time: 11:00
End Date: 2012-04-15
End Time: 17:00

Helen Parsley Exhibition – DUNHAM PARK (click for details)

Title: Helen Parsley Exhibition – DUNHAM PARK (click for details)
Location: Dunham Massey, Cheshire
Description: I’m really excited about this exhibition. It is brand new for 2012 and my paintings will be located in the gift shop and the restaurant. The exhibition starts Monday 16th April. Duration to be confirmed, but should be around 4 weeks. I will be painting on site on Mondays and Tuesdays. How exciting!
Start Date: 2012-04-16
Start Time: 10:00
End Date: 2012-05-14
End Time: 17:00

Glasgow Art Show

Title: Glasgow Art Show (click for details)
Location: Thistle Hotel Glasgow located on Renfrew Street
Link out: Click here (http://www NULL.glasgowartshow
Description: March 2012 will see the birth of the Glasgow Art Show, a brand new exciting international art fair which will provide a platform in the west of Scotland for the showcasing of fresh, innovative original artworks from some of the finest artists around today and an opportunity for the public of Glasgow to see and buy art in a vibrant yet informal and relaxed environment.
Helen’s work can be found on the “Other Points of View” exhibition stand.
Start Date: 2012-03-23
Start Time: 11:00
End Date: 2012-03-25
End Time: 17:00


My HOME GALLERY will be open at my studio in Flixton, Manchester every Monday between now and Christmas. Feel free to pop in from around 11am to 6pm any Monday…28 Western Road Flixton Manchester M41 6LF. (NB…if you can’t make this time phone me to arrange to come round at a time that suits you) There will be lots of paintings to view, prints and originals…and a cup of tea, coffee or mulled wine! Please do not feel under any pressure to buy, just come and enjoy! I will probably be at work at my eisel, but love to chat!…Simon will get the kettle on!

Just a little note about Christmas…if you would like a print before Christmas, please let me know before 10th December…ish!

HOME ART service

We have just launched our HOME ART service where we come and advise you at your home with a range of possible paintings and frames in-situ. No obligation. Call me on 0161 747 5944 for more information. How it works is this…we have a chat on the phone, decide on the kind of paintings/prints you might like, and then we arrange a suitable date for us (Simon and I) to visit your home. We travel all around the country, so don’t think you live too far away!

Just a little note about Christmas…if you would like a print before Christmas, please let me know before 10th December…ish!


…soooo funny!

I read this recently…It made me laugh so much I thought I’d share it with you:

“A cleaning woman at a German museum who mistook a sculpture for an unsightly mess has destroyed the valuable artwork beyond recognition.

The cleaner at the city’s Ostwall Museum went to work on the Martin Kippenberger installation entitled “When It Starts Dripping From the Ceiling” which was valued by insurers at 800,000 euros ($1.1 million).

The late contemporary master had created a tower of wooden slats under which a rubber trough was placed with a thin beige layer of paint representing dried rain water.

Taking it for an actual stain, the cleaner scrubbed the surface until it gleamed.

“It is now impossible to return it to its original state,” the spokeswoman said, adding that the damage had been discovered late last month and that the work had been on loan to the museum from a private collector.


Works of art not infrequently fall victim to zealous cleaners. In 1986, a “grease stain” by Joseph Beuys valued at around 400,000 euros was mopped away at the Academy of Fine Arts in Duesseldorf, western Germany.”


Just returned from Art in the Gardens…what a fantastic show! And my prediction of Hot and Sunny weather was almost correct!! We did have hot and sunny on the Saturday, but Sunday was a little wet at times (although my husband kept on saying it was only sea mist!!)

Here’s some photos, the good photos …the nice one taken by Adrian Richardson! Thank you Adrian.

I will put more on when I figure out how to!!! PS I’ve just found my old school report from 1070…watch this space!