Maggie Ayres

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Newsletter - October 2007

Welcome to the October edition of my newsletter.

Up and coming events and a video about two colours that always inspire me.

Coming up this month:

  • AA2A - Artist's Access to Art Colleges
  • Forthcoming Exhibition in Kirkcudbright
  • Green & Blue - inspiration for my artwork
  • Download a high-resolution image for your own wall or computer desktop


Artist's Access to Art Colleges (AA2A)

I have just heard that I have been selected for the AA2A scheme at the University of Cumbria based in Carlisle (formerly Cumbria Institute of the Arts).

This project offers chosen artists the opportunity to use art college facilities to develop their work. It is designed to assist in career development by enabling them to undertake research, development and realisation of their work. The scheme runs between October '07 and April '08.

I am extremely excited at this prospect and I anticipate a new direction in my work as I explore techniques in this new and lively environment. It will be an interesting challenge working alongside students and quite different to my more usual working practise.


Watch This Space

I will be documenting my progress and experiences in Carlisle on my forthcoming blog "Cakes and Art" coming soon.



Next month from the 28th November to the 8th December I am having a solo exhibition entitled "Flow" at the Tolbooth Art Centre in Kirkcudbright. I am presently working hard to produce new pieces for this. In next month's newsletter I will preview some of the work I intend to exhibit.


Green & Blue

This month I have created a video to show the inspiration I gain from the multiple shades and tones of greens and blues.

Sit back, press play and enjoy.


Download a free high-resolution image for your own wall or computer desktop

I love sea-glass, smoothed and mellowed by the motion of the water, and have incorporated pieces in several of my artworks. This month's image shows how I have used sea-glass placed on dyed silks and covered with frayed muslin. Feel free to download it for your own non-commercial use. Right-click on the image below and select Save Target As. You can then save the image on your computer and print it off on photographic paper at up to A4 size without losing any quality, or use it as a desktop background for your computer.

Be advised that the image is approximately 3MB big, so might take a little while to download
Sea-glass under muslin
If you run into any difficulties then please let me know.


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