Flying south for the Winter

Flying south for the Winter
Flying South for the Winter- Derwent Coloursoft pencils on Fabriano Artistico paper

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Surrey Artists Open Studios

It's that time of year again, when Surrey's artists open up their studios to the public!
I am open this weekend- 11th and 12th June from 11am until 5pm, and the following weekend of the 18th and 19th.

All the details are on the Surrey Artists Open Studios website. I am part of an 'art trail' should you wish to make a day of it and see other artists local to myself! I am number 50. Look out for the orange balloons and signs!

I have pretty much all available work on show, as well as prints, cards and miniatures. Hopefully, something for everyone! I may even make you a cuppa!

Also on show, will be 'Leafy Cow'!
I have been sponsored by Hart Brown solicitors to paint a life sized cow in my design as part of the Surrey Cow Parade. This is a big art event throughout Surrey, with many artists and sponsors taking part. Each artist paints a cow in a design they submitted, then is displayed around Surrey, mine will hopefully be outside Debenhams in Guildford! Eventually it will be auctioned off for the sponsors chosen charity- Hart Browns is Cherry Trees.

The Studio and Mrs Leafy Moo's tent ready for her to arrived!
I hope you can come and visit me in Capel, Surrey the next two weekends!

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

A wonderful end to a busy year!

This year has been great. I have been doing lots of different work, commissions and projects. It's been a lot of fun. I have increased my working hours to accommodate demand.
I finally finished the St Marys School mural, where there was a presentation with the school governor, vicar, headmaster and the pupils. It was a lovely ending ceremony to the project.
I received the most enormous bouquet of stunning flowers!

Here are the pupils finishing off the bit I left! They did a great job.

And then this week, I got an email that I had to read twice to believe.
I was awarded runner up in the Art Gallery- Artist of the Year competition!! What a perfect end to a lovely year! I was so excited!
You can see my gallery, which the judges saw,  at
The Pond- 45cm x 65cm Caran D'Ache Museum Aquarelle Pencils  £450

Geometric Organic 20cm x 50cm Coloured Pencil on wood £400

Finally, I would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you everyone for your support and interest.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Three book releases!

I hope you've all had a lovely summer! I spent most of it with my children, fitting in artwork where I could! The joy of being an artist is that you can create paintings in your head, ready for when you get back into the studio. I was still armed however, with my camera and sketchbook at all times!

In September I published my first book. A 'how to' book of how to create my Fractured style of art. It contains various step by step projects and ideas of doing your own painting. It has been selling nice and steadily, often getting most sales when I do my demonstrations at Art societies.
It is called 'Look at it Differently and create a Fractured painting' It is available from Amazon with free delivery, for £16.00

Look at it Differently and Create a Fractured Painting.

I also began to notice the increase in adult colouring books. My mum, last year, said I should do a colouring book in my Fractured style, and so began the idea in my head. I have now produced a book, 'The Fractured Art of Tiffany Budd'. The book has 20 outlines, based on my Fractured paintings, ready for you to fill in, in your own colour way! It has one page of the full colour paintings as inspiration, but don't feel like you have to copy them.

This is available also from Amazon, for £12.99.

 This week is also a big week, as I have released my third book, a children's colouring book! Alphabet Animals. 26 pages of letter and animals which children and young at heart will love to colour in!
Animal Alphabet 

Colouring books by Tiffany Budd

Here is the link to Amazon, where these three books are all for sale! With Christmas coming up, why not treat yourself, your family and friends!

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

The Creatives- Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking, Surrey

To get myself properly, 'back in the saddle' I have organised a week's exhibition at Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking. I have exhibited there twice before as a solo show, but this time invited other fantastic artists and craftspeople to show their work too.
It began on Monday, and I will be there until Sunday.
We have artists showing glass design, lino prints, landscape paintings and wood. It's all fabulous, and I really think there is something for everyone.

I will be there Thursday 16th, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th, when we take everything down.

Here's a little peek at what it looks like!

I hope to see some of you there!

Leaving you in the lurch!

In my last post, I left you all on tenterhooks as to whether I won the Caran D'ache competition. (Sorry about that! Turns out looking after two very active children, left me little time to dedicate to my artwork). Well I'm pleased to say that I came 2nd! It was an extremely fun evening and met a lot of interesting people including the CEO of Caran D'Ache Jean Paul Saussure. I put a few names to faces too.
Here's me receiving my prize and flowers with the CEO. 

And me by my painting!

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Caran D'Ache Success

I found out yesterday that my painting 'The Colour Fields' was one of 15 paintings accepted into the competition. There were around 200 entries, as seen on the YouTube Link.

There are some wonderful entries, and I do feel very chuffed that one of mine was chosen. It has now been delivered to the Mall Galleries in London, waiting to be judged next week. They will now choose 3 paintings as 1st 2nd and 3rd prizes. I'm happy enough to have got this far, but I'll keep my fingers crossed in any case!

I put up my exhibition 'To the Point-Art of the Coloured Pencil last week', and have got some lovely feedback and a couple of potential sales in the offing.
Here are some photos from the show, which is on until 18th October.

The address of the exhibition is- The Atrium Gallery, Thames Ditton Library, Mercer Close, Thames Ditton, Surrey.

A couple of weeks ago I also held an abstract workshop in Reigate. A few of my past pupils came along, which was great. We developed the Fractured technique into an even more abstract look. They really enjoyed themselves a here are a few photos from the day.
This was the traditional original pastel
This was after I had taken the Fracture to it!

This was what my students created- to be completed at home.
I think the day was a success and people came up to me to say it was intriguing to find out how to abstract something! They understood it a little better. Phew!

Thursday, 29 August 2013

A mum again and another art show!

I'm back!
After a fairly troublesome pregnancy, I'm pleased to say I gave birth to William in June. He was fine and dandy at a healthy 6lb 7oz, but I was a little bit poorly and had to have a blood transfusion after the c-section. It's taken me a while to get back to normal, but I'm pleased to say I'm almost there!
My artwork has been a therapy for me, and I snatch half an hour here and there in between nappy changes and organising a 5 year old's social life, which is more exciting than mine ever was...or is!
The first big thing I'm doing is a workshop in Reigate, Surrey on the 14th September- called 'Exciting Abstracts'. I'll be teaching how to do my Fractured paintings in a more abstract way.
This is the link to it if you fancy coming along.

My next project is a month long exhibition showing numerous works in Coloured Pencil. Which is a quite underrated medium. It is so brilliantly versatile and you can get real control of your marks. This lends itself to doing really detailed work both abstract and realistic.
I have been entering competitions also while grabbing my moments! Caran D'Ache are hosting a competition using just 6 of their gorgeous Aquarelle waterbased coloured pencils. I have entered two pieces in my Fractured style. These are they!
A Tuscan Sunset

The Colour Fields
Even if I'm not successful, I thoroughly enjoyed using them. Water based pencils are not normally my first choice of pencils, so I was pleasantly surprised!

Another venture I am having is having 6 Fractured paintings on display at Atishoo Gallery in Cornwall. Liz, the owner is an old University friend, so it's great to join forces with her and show my work there!

That's all for now! I'll be back!