Sunrise City

Sunrise City
Faber Castell Polychromo's on Derwent watercolour paper.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Another solo show, and other stories......

Well here we are, spring has finally arrived! Although looking outdoors right now, I am finding it hard to believe- I am looking at hailstones and listening to thunder!
I've been working with The Weald School for these past few months, creating 3 murals based on the school ethics and beliefs. It has been an absolute pleasure working with the head mistress and the pupils so closely.
These are the murals I completed. The third one, based on their 'Habits of Mind' is almost complete!

Christian Values

Main School Mural.

In other  news. In April, I am holding another solo exhibition at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking, Surrey. This is my fourth time I have exhibited there. It's such a lovely place, and a great day out. I will be exhibiting almost 100 original paintings, miniatures, pebble paintings and unframed originals and a few prints.
It begins on Monday 3rd April from 9.30 and ends Sunday 9th at 5.00pm. I will be there every day, painting, so do come and say hello!


Finally, I am thrilled and honoured to have been shortlisted for 'Up & Coming Artist' by the Fine Art Trade Guild. The awards ceremony will take place in May, and I won't know if I have won until then. Here is a list of the nominees- Good luck to us all!!
http://www.fineart.co.uk/websiteform/vote-for-the-up-and-coming-artist-award-2017-55.aspx


Friday, 20 January 2017

Happy New Year!

One of my New Year Resolutions is to make a concerted effort to update my blog more than twice a year. Huge apologies for my tardiness! And I wish you all a very Happy New Year.

Last year I left you in the midst of the Surrey Cow Parade. I completed Leafy Moo, and then was asked again to paint another cow, in two weeks! This one was for Kier Construction, in aid of Alzeimers Research. I managed to design and complete her in time!
The Highway Cow'd- for Keir Construction in aid of Alzeimers Research.

'Leafy Moo'- for Hart Brown Solicitors in aid of Cherry Trees Respite Home.
They were then auctioned off, along with 20 others at Sandown Racecourse in September. They both raised a total of just over £8,000! I was thrilled to bits and it was a fabulous gala evening.

I am grateful to still be in contact with Cherry Tree's Respite home, and have donated my time to them to create an ongoing mural for ther reception area. I also created a mini Leafy Moo as a souvenir from the Surrey Cow Parade!


Continuing my muraling (is that a word?!) I am now working with The Weald Primary School, Beare Green, Surrey, creating 4 murals for the front area of the school. Here's the first one, in place.
It looks small- But it's 2 metres by 1 metre high!

Another two have just been delivered, but are not in place yet. My next one will be designed with a very talented student at the school on Monday!

At the end of 2016, I created a new Christmas colouring book, to sit alongside my Fractured colouring book, and Alphabet Animal book. It sold well, and hopefully keep going all year! I have plans to create another book.This time a meditiative, relaxing theme.

Christmas Colouring Book- by Tiffany Budd 


I have been very busy with numerous commissions for my customers. Working closely with clients is something which inspires me and I find incredibly enjoyable. Two paintings which were requested, was from a gentleman who works for Wasps rugby club. He loved my Fractured style, especially the sport paintings. He kindly sent me reference photos of the team members and then developed two acrylic paintings based on them, their speed and their movement. I hope I have achieved the dynamism!

Running- 30cm x 40cm. Acrylic on chunky canvas

The Tackle- 30cm x 40cm. Acrylic on chunky canvas
An award I have recently won was from the 'Light, Space Time Gallery'. I entered this piece below. The Jewellery Box. This is a little different for me as I generally don't copy photographs. However, I staged and positioned these items for the photo, so I guess there was a bit of creativity there! It is completed in coloured pencil, which is becoming a firm favourite for me as a medium. I have also just joined The Australian Coloured Pencil Society to add to my list of memberships!




Next on the list is a new solo exhibition at one of my favourite venues, Denbies Wine Estate.
It will be taking place there from Monday the 3rd April until Sunday the 9th. I will be exhibiting original artwork, my published books, sculpture and painted animals, inspired by my taking part in the cow parade! I hope you will come and visit me as I will be there every day painting.

'Gerald' the paper mache giraffe!


I promise to be back very soon!!! Bye for now.


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!

http://www.surreyopenstudios.org.uk/home/visitors/open-studios/

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.

http://www.cowparadesurreyhills.com/

http://www.cherry-trees.co.uk/

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 www.artgallery.co.uk-tiffanybudd
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!