Maggie Ayres

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Newsletter - May 2014

Welcome to the May 2014 newsletter!

Coming up in this newsletter

  • Where have I been?.
  • Workshops.
  • Spring Fling and Special Discount for Newsletter members
  • New Video

Where have I been?

You may be aware that I haven't been sending out newsletters for a while, although I acknowledge that there have been gaps before, of course.

For the last six months or so I have been unwell. I have not been able to do much work and indeed the whole business of art has not been my priority. Of late I have been trying to get better with small forays into the studio without pressure or condition.

Hopefully I will get back into the way of more regular newsletters over the coming months, but in the meantime you can keep up with my progress via my Facebook page:



Workshops that I had intended to hold this year have gone unplanned and at the moment I am sorry that I am still not planning any. I hope that this is a temporary gap however.

Remember, as subscribers to this newsletter, you will hear first of any workshop arrangements.


Spring Fling Open Studio Event

Over the last couple of months, I have been focusing on working with encaustics and at last I am relieved that I will have some new finished pieces to show at the Spring Fling Open Studio event.

This annual event takes place over the weekend of Saturday 24th to Monday 26th May from 10.30am until 5.30pm daily, with this year the addition of Friday evening opening from 5-8pm.

It really is a wonderful weekend with so much to see as artists right across Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland open up their studios to the public.

For more information visit

Special Discount for Subscribers

As a special gift for all newsletter subscribers this year I am offering a 10% discount on all purchases (excluding cards) to visitors to my studio over Spring Fling weekend.

Just remember to let me know you are on my Newsletter list to receive your discount!


New Video

I am excited to tell you that my husband Kim has made a short video of me illustrating my encaustic practice.

I hope you enjoy it. I must say it is quite strange for me to watch myself working. I even look as if I know what I'm doing!


Questions and Comments:

I would very much like to hear from you. Please email me with any questions about my artwork, or with ideas of things you'd like to see and read in future editions of this newsletter.

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Wishing you all the best until next time,



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