Being an artist and mother

As any mother will tell you, being a mother is pretty much a full-time job one way or another … at least until they go to school when you get a few hours off and only have to cope with whatever they bring home with them.  Alexandra Dawe has managed to combine motherly duties and artistic work as you can see in this photo where she is sketching her daughter whilst holding the younger sibling who appears to be taking as little interest in his mother’s artistic abilities as is humanly possible.  Maybe he’s having artistic dreams …

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Alexandra always has a full schedule even if it doesn’t look that way in this photo.  Her next event is on 29th & 30th October when she will be at the Avalon Faery Fayre in Glastonbury.  It is being held in the town hall and entry is free.  The opening hours are 10.30am- 5pm or thereabouts.  If you’re around then pop down and tell her you read about it on Artists UK DotNet.

Issue 10 of the Magical Times has a feature on Alexandra Dawe’s artwork.  She decided to just write a small paragraph and have loads of pictures.  She says she finds it hard to waffle on endlessly about inspiration etc and feels it just makes her sound like a fanatical, tree-loving, lunatic.  Even if she is she doesn’t necessarily want everyone to know!

Sometime in the new year there will be four Alexandra Dawe paintings appearing in a TV documentary called Cé a Chónaigh I mo Theachsa? (Who lived in my house?) but it is only airing in Ireland sadly.  They’ll probably have it on their iplayer for a while as well and Alex will have a link on her website when they tell her where it is.

You can visit Alexandra Dawe at her website here or see her work on Deviant Art here.  You can see a range of prints of her work in various sizes at Artists UK here and original paintings for sale here.

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