A lifestyle & travel blog written by Lou Archell, a writer, photographer and mum-of-two. Littlegreenshed features; travel & adventure both near and far, botanical inspiration and practical advice on simple living.
my favourite of Mel’s prints (at the moment) is this Bristol Docks
Amazing Marigold painting by artist Lynsey Ewan
my favourite in the whole fair was this table by artist Jo Oakley
Last Thursday I was lucky enough to be invited to the preview evening for the Affordable Arts Fair here in Bristol. I went along with my good friend Melanie who was exhibiting her work through a local Gallery – Grant Bradley Galleries. It was a lovely evening, I could waltz around with a glass of wine and focus on looking at art (without my kids in tow!). 3 hours of blissful fun. Mel and I played a game of choosing the most desirable piece i.e. what we would sell an organ for, the best gallery, the worst gallery and the item you would be utterly disappointed with if someone bought it for you. I thought this last one would be hard… but there was quite a few turkey’s there!! But generally the standard was so high. My favourite was this formica table by Jo Oakley – such an unusual topic. She also did a great mid century coffee pot with a cup & saucer too. My love of interiors and art combined!! I also fell in love with the huge blurred image of a Marigold. Now this I really love! Going to the fair has totally inspired me to get on with making some prints. I am now spending most of my time doodling and dreaming up ideas. Watch this space! x
Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed. A UK lifestyle & travel blog
Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.