Autumn is here….
On this windy and wet October evening I am feeling grateful for being inside in the warm with a moment to spare to write on my news page.
Today I’ve been into Stems Florist in Dorchester to deliver a card spinner full of new cards and also spent a few hours painting some dramatic sky paintings while Toby (now 16mnths) had a nap.
New Stockist – Stems Florist, Brewery Square, Dorchester
DORSET ART WEEKS 2018
Click on the link below for directions to my art show
Caroline combines painting, sketching and digital manipulation to produce vibrant and original work. Her designs include animals and coastal scenes brought to life with bold colours and quirky imagery, always imbued with a sense of fun and love of nature.
‘Lulworth Cove ‘
Preparing all my new artworks for Dorset Art Weeks. I’m really looking forward to displaying all my new work!
NEW for 2017 Acrylic paintings for sale
This year I will be showing my work at my house for Dorset Art Weeks. Here are a few examples of some of the work I will have for sale as well as my range of giftware including, cards, coasters, placemats, notebooks, magnets, tube lights and cushions.
Welcome to my baby Toby
TobyÂ is 4 months old already. Time is flying by and he is growing so quickly. We are slowly settling into some sort of routine and I am now able to steal a little time in the evenings to be creative again. I am hoping to keep updating my website and adding new work so please visit again soon xxx
June NewsÂ – I will be having a baby very soon!!! I am nearly 39 weeks pregnant and will be taking some time to get used to being a Mum for the first time! I am hoping to continue selling my work and doing new designs when I can. Thank you for all the support andÂ positive feedback that I have had over the years.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Caroline Tucker Designs will be selling in Poole this weekend!!!….
I recently had the pleasure of helping raise some money for Julia’s House by designing some colouring in pictures for a competition. This is a photo from the Dorset Echo with a couple of the winners. Photo taken at The Tourist Information Centre, Dorchester
Over the last few months Hettie and I (my new puppy) have been exploring the Dorset Coastline.Â I have created some new designsÂ to sell on cards and prints which you can see below. There are moreÂ artworksÂ underway, IÂ will share them with you soon. XXX
New cushions from original acrylic paintings 2016!
Visit the shop page now to purchase!! These new cushions will also be available at the Dorset County Show & Salisbury Craft & Heritage Fair in September x
NEW DESIGNS – NOT TOO LATE TO STOCK YOUR SHOP WITH THESE FUN CHRISTMAS CARDS – CONTACT CAROLINE CS_TUCKER@HOTMAIL.COM TO PLACE AN ORDER
The Walled Garden & The DovecoteÂ Farm Shop
Â Moreton, Dorchester
My paintings are now available for sale in the tearooms in Moreton accompanied by Steve PallentÂ aÂ fantastic local photographer.
New for July 2016
Original acrylic paintings available for sale at Cove Gallery in Weymouth
Caroline Tucker Designs – Venue 61
Carolineâ€™s unique twist on traditional landscape painting emphasises her love of vibrant colour and pattern.
Inspired by the local coastline and countryside she is not afraid to push new boundaries in design, putting a creative spin on the imagery.
Turn down Rectory Lane opposite St Andrews Church. Turn left at Glebeland Close and 1 The Barn is the first house on the right.Accessibility
Access via driveway – 6cm step into exhibition space
Weekdays 10am – 5pm. Sunday 10am – 4pm
1 The Barn, Glebeland Close, West Stafford, Dorchester, DORSET, DT2 8AE
Come along to my studio in West Stafford to view a wide selection of my original paintings and prints.Â
Dorset Arts Week – 28th May to 12th June
in West Stafford, Dorchester
Just to let you know that I am visiting Australia for 3 weeks leaving 16th Feb. I will be back full of inspiration, readyÂ to create lots more designs for cards, paintings and gifts.
See you soon, Caroline xxx
New Designs for 2016
Happy New Year!!
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are looking forward to the year aheadÂ
I am excited to announce that I will be taking part in Dorset Arts Week this year www.dorsetartweeks.co.ukÂ
28th May – 12th June 2016
I will list allÂ my upcoming tradingÂ events soon and look forward to creating lots of new work for you all to see. Please pop back again soon and follow me on Facebook – Caroline Tucker Designs
Commission from The Kitchen Mixer
I was recently commissioned by Gemma Sisson from the Kitchen Mixer to paint a cake stand designÂ that could be used on a range of tea towels, aprons & cards. I am really pleased with the design & Gemma has made a short video which I have attached for you to see www.thekitchenmixer.co.uk
Click on the link below to visit Gemma’s FB Page
New designs – Dorchester
Bank Holiday Weekend
I had a lovely time in Devon doing a couple of watercolour paintings.Â Â While the sun was shining I took the opportunity to sitÂ on the beachÂ in Budleigh Salterton & thenÂ Sidmouth where I practised drawing from life! I had to finish them off at homeÂ because my parking ran out. I am really pleased with them and inspired to do some more images in this style. These designs will be for sale on cards at Otterton Mill -Â Â http://ottertonmill.com/
Wriggles BrookÂ Gypsy B&B
www.wrigglesbrook.co.uk B&B With a Difference – This is luxury camping for all seasons in magical accommodation. The Traditional Wagons are nestled into a small valley,Â in about an acre of gardens, adjacent to Wriggles Brook. With farm land on one side and wild hillside on the other. After staying for 2 nights in this gorgeousÂ caravan I wanted to share the details with you! Sitting outside in the morning and being served pancakes and a full English breakfast was the highlight of my stay there. Making a camp fire in the evenings and looking at the starry sky was heavenly, as well asÂ aÂ bird feederÂ tied up in a bushÂ outside the window allowing you to see blue tits grabbing nuts and flying off at aÂ close distance. Fairy lights, lanterns, a swing, a hammock and a babbling brook made the stay a unique and very pleasurable experience.
Recently I haveÂ been working on a range of card designsÂ inspired by the buildings &Â shops in Bath City Centre. I particularly loved the shop I discovered that was selling fresh fruit & flowers on a tableÂ outsideÂ & have created a colourful setting for the scene with a beautiful umbrella as the main feature. The cardsÂ are now available to buy fromÂ Bath Tourist Information Centre.
Oil painting (92cm x72 cm) After aÂ recent trip to Bath where I wentÂ to admire the buildings, shops & the beautiful Abbey, I was inspired to create an oil paintingÂ from a photograph I took whilst I was there.Â I used a palette knife to create a lot of texture andÂ am pleased with the effect. To purchase this artwork please get in touch via the contact form!
Watercolour paintings for cardsÂ & coasters
There is nothing I love more than to sit down in the evening with a cup of tea and my sketch pad.Â After a day ofÂ writing up invoicesÂ & posting off stock to shops I can finally sit downÂ & concentrate on creating some new designs for myÂ product range. I haven’t used watercolours for a while but am really pleased with the way these turned out. They will soon be for sale in my online shop.
Upcoming events – 2015
After watching the Big Painting Challenge on the TV I have been so inspired to get out my paints. I did this watercolour design of a tractor from a walk I went on in Dorset and I am really pleased with the result. I will be selling this design on cards and giftware at the Devon County Show in May. I have also designed a range of prints, cards, postcards, magnets, notebooks and coasters of the beautiful Powderham Castle in Devon. The shop is full of great gifts and is well worth a visit perhaps over the Easter break. x