Large Scale Art

Designs individually created for your living spaces, children’s bedrooms, new baby’s nurseries, child-care settings and then hand-painted directly onto walls or canvases…

  • Meet with Liz of Busylizzie Art to discuss your ideas and requirements; the choices are endless and could even be a favourite cuddly toy!
  • A design board will then be created for the selected idea showing colours and sample paintings…
  • Once the decisions have been made, the painting(s) can be completed directly onto the wall or canvases as preferred.

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Wedding Invitations & Stationery

I offer a full range of  handmade stationery including save the date cards, invitations, place name cards, seating plans, menus and much more, all designed and created for your special day from original watercolour paintings…

  • Start by choosing your flowers or theme
  • meet with Liz of Busylizzie Art to discuss your ideas and requirements
  • select from a range of ‘prototype’ paintings for your final design
  • Choose your preferred card and add a range of applique – ribbons, beads, torn paper, lace

Hand packaged and delivered personally along with framed artwork presented to the bride and groom.

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New Banners for 2018

Four new banners have been created by Go Create Taunton artists Busylizzie and Jenny Keogh to commemorate the Women’s vote centenary.

Funded by Heritage lottery money, research by Andrew Knutt revealed a wealth of background information and posters and banners of the Women’s Suffrage movement dating back to 1832…

Painted on traditional canvas, the new banners were designed to reflect the colours and the wording and organisations of 2018, but to encompass a modern and local feel. The four banners were presented at the December meeting of the The Taunton Creatives Club where members also created a variety of posters to mark the event.

Andrew Knutt had created a presentation detailing the history of the Women’s Vote campaign which forms part of a week long celebration of one hundred years since women were first allowed to vote in a general election…

At the December meeting of our Creatives Club, held at The Creative Innovation Centre, Taunton the gathered creatives were inspired to produce a series of modern day posters encouraging the women’s cause and celebrating the long struggle from 1832 to 1918 during which many women suffered in order to obtain suffrage; the right to vote in the country’s elections. A great triumph – but not without casualties…

Cabbages and colours…

October, Autumn, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…and pink tinged leafed cabbage-style flowers…

Having been given a beautiful bouquet of pink/green cabbage flowers with pungent pink asiatic lilies as a birthday gift, it seemed a sin to just arrange them in a vase, and admire them in passing…the colours, the shapes, the strength of stalk was too much to just look at! I had to paint them…

Beginning with a quick pencil sketch, trying to pick out the contrasting tones which created the form, then an even more quick press-print block made with an extinct biro…a collection of work began to emerge.

After the prints and drying-off sheets, came the inspiration to turn the cabbage head on its head and look closely from the underside…what a dramatic colour study emerged.

All in all I was so pleased with the drawing, the prints, the drying-off sheets and the painting, that i decided to capture in photographs and so create this diary entry – which is really for November, but Christmas got in the way…here it is now, in all its glory!

The “wedding of the year” from ‘save-the-dates’ to venue decoration…

PART ONE – Save the dates

Planning began in October 2016 for the wedding of Charlotte Smith to Thomas Sargent, with the concept of an autumn theme for 2018.

As Liz, of Busylizzie Art, I met with this newly engaged couple over coffee, to begin the process of finding out what mattered to them and what kind of wedding they would like. The outdoors featured highly – both enjoyment of walking and exploring plus playing competitive sport, so a theme would need to encompass this. The colours were going to be important here as wishy-washy, pastel pale would not do! The strength of the autumnal palette was calling – burgundy, russet and orange began to emerge as favourites…

So having narrowed it down to leaves rather than flowers, the painting could begin…

Once the chosen leaves were painted, design ideas for the ‘Save-the-dates’ could begin and several were played about with before settling on a simple calendar super-imposed over a single leaf, with a red heart encircling the ‘6’…

Torn by hand, then enclosed in recycled brown card, the tiny ‘Save-the-dates’ were wrapped & tied with burgundy satin ribbon and garden string…

Below is a selection of photos of the paintings and ideas produced…

Collecting colour samples…

Leaves as inspiration…

Garden finds…

Delicate acer leaf…

PART 2 of “Wedding of the year” coming soon!!

…and the excitement is nearing its peak!

When, as the artist, you have designed the detail of the ‘look’ for a wedding right from the first ‘Save-the-date’ down to the last announcement board and jar of flowers, the anticipation in the preceding week is almost as heightened as that of the Bride and Groom themselves. When the artist is also the Groom’s mother – it is off the scale!

Almost two years in the planning, this first of a generation wedding is leading the way in the Sargent/Hutchin/Smith families. It heralds Thomas & Charlotte’s adventures together as a married couple and is going to have an autumnal rustic theme.

I am very much looking forward to publishing a full set of photos documenting the artistic creations and the whole event to demonstrate the range of items I can produce!!

New set of signs in progress…

Busylizzie Art at The Rectory Care Home has embarked on a new set of signs!

The manager’s bid to make this home a kind of boutique care home has really taken off with this recently begun project…

Angela’s vision is that the whole feel of the home is special, and feels not like an institution but a private house. Commercially produced signs are therefore a no, no so this is where Busylizzie Art comes in, producing unique, hand-painted way-finding signage and signs for rooms and bedroom / front doors…

Liz, of Busylizzie Art, has begun work on 25 new door signs which incorporate a bed image and the word bedroom in a variety of colour ways to blend in with the decor but to stand out enough for the residents to be able to see clearly…

Three samples of different colour ways have been completed and the rest of the signs are now planned!

Seascape…

Moving into a new ‘old’ house, one that is a project, to say the least, is an amazing “blank canvas” opportunity…

Yesterday I began and completed a giant wave across three canvases to make a huge wall-filler for the bathroom…

Pretty pleased with end result… emulsion, chalk, tempera powder and acrylic paint.

Garden Exploration…

A new house – a new garden! Fun time spent one sunny, Sunday evening not long after moving into our beautiful pre 1841 listed town house…

I stood in front of a canvas 1m x .5m armed with acrylic paint, ink, emulsion, water, brushes, cloths and sponges and tried to recreate the feel of this Mediterranean style garden…

Exploring colour, texture and to some extent shape and form… over printing with foliage from the very garden. Just a bit of fun, but quite pleased with the end result…

“A Journey round our favourite places…” Busylizzie Art at Bishops Hull Primary School this week…

Creating giant paintings stretching across several canvases in the style of David Hockney was planned by Liz of Busylizzie Art for Y6 at Bishops Hull Primary School in Taunton.

In order to capture something of their love for those special places around the school grounds, the children first explored by taking photos and then identified their top five…

Beginning by watching a film of the man himself, David Hockney, starting a painting across two canvases, the children learned how to plan their space looking at their scene and marking in key elements and using masking tape to guide their first paint marks.

By the end of day one, they had the background ready…

Session 2 began with appraisal of where each group was and next steps as they worked from the background towards the front of their view…

Masking tape and stencil techniques were employed where appropriate, they have worked collaboratively, looking very closely to mix colour, tones of colour and create space in their paintings.

The end results are stunning:

An incredibly satisfying project/commission all-round!

Thank you Rachel White for inviting me in!