Easter is on its way

I have created some more artwork for my local church tower. Well done again to Andrew Stammers for heading up the project and to all the volunteers who helped paint and fit the banner.

Scott Joyce


Fake Republic at the Devonshire Arms Bath

Fantastic covers band 'Fake Republic' with Swillustrator Nick Shewring on lead guitar, will be playing at the Devonshire Arms, Bear Flat, Bath on Saturday 22nd March 9pm.
Check them out on Vimeo

Fun time guaranteed!


Hare Trail blazing!

One of the hare sculptures painted by Swillustrator Jane Veveris Callan, will be blazing the trail for the Cirencester Hare Festival tomorrow. Her 5ft tall 'Harelequin' character design will be making an appearance on BBC Points West at 6.30pm on Friday 28th Feb, in a feature about the Festival and public art trail.

Harelequin was inspired by an Old English character, his name reflects the playful nature of the harlequin and of the hare, also often depicted in folk law as a trickster. Originating in the Italian 'Commedia dell'art'e', the harlequin became hugely popular in England from the 18th Century onwards in 'Harlequinade' mime productions. He was cheeky and nimble...forever outwitting the father of his sweetheart Columbine.

Harelequin is sponsored by and will be situated at Ingleside House, 5 Beeches Rd, Cirencester from 29th March until the end of August.2014.


Illustration Workshop

Hi Everyone.

Saw this in Minerva art shop the other day. I know the majority of you are already published artists but thought some of you might be interested. As I need to improve my book illustration skills, I'll probably book a place.

Lisa x



This is my first blog so I hope it works. Thank you to Jane and Ivana for your help!

Here are my newest bits of doodling for greetings cards. It's a different style for me so we'll see what the agent thinks. Oh and your opinions are welcome too.

Lisa x


Last chance to see the Bath Open Studio's exhibition at the RUH

As part of the Art at the Heart activities at the RUH in Bath, there is currently an exhibition of work by the Bath Open Studio's group. The exhibition consists of a very diverse and interesting range of 2D artwork which showcases the talent of local Bath based artists.

Art at the Heart presents a high quality programme of arts within the RUH, for the benefit of patients, staff and visitors. The programme covers the visual arts, music and literature through exhibitions, performances and readings, together with eductaional workshops for patients and staff.
The Bath Open Studio's  is made up of the Bear Flat, Larkhall, Newbridge and Widcombe Art Trail and Open Studio groups. South West Illustrator Jane Veveris Callan has some prints in the exhibition as a member of the Newbridge Arts Trail.
The exhibition runs until 15th January