The Pure Image Works: Blog https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog en-us (C) The Pure Image Works hello@thepureimageworks.com (The Pure Image Works) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:37:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:37:00 GMT https://www.thepureimageworks.com/img/s/v-12/u528931668-o708662629-50.jpg The Pure Image Works: Blog https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog 120 113 Hampshire Open Studios 2019 https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog/2019/8/hampshire-open-studios-2019 This years Hampshire Open Studio is almost upon us. This means that the next week will be spent finalising which images to exhibit, framing, labelling, pricing and generally trying to make sense of my small studio!

This year my images will be available for sale in Southampton and Romsey (2 venues). The Southampton venue is in the Unit 11 Studios with a group of artists who run the studio as a not for profit collective. Their details can be found at www.unit11artists.co.uk. The two Romsey venues are King Johns House and Heritage Centre (kingjohnshouse.org.uk), as part of their Open Art Exhibition, and at the lovely Christine Watkins' Art House. The Art House is located in Albany Road, and is a short walk from King Johns Hose. It contains 40 artists showing textiles, glass, ceramics, furnishings, wood, paintings and my images - well worth a visit! 

In addition to my images, there will be new products available for sale. These include glass tableware (coasters and tablemats), phone and tablet cases, plus greeting cards.

 

If you're passing by, any of these venues, please drop in and purchase some of my work. Thank you!

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hello@thepureimageworks.com (The Pure Image Works) art Hampshire Open Studios images nature photographer photography social media The Pure Image Works https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog/2019/8/hampshire-open-studios-2019 Sun, 11 Aug 2019 15:01:23 GMT
New Forest Open Art Exhibition 2019 https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog/2019/7/new-forest-open-art-exhibition-2019 Sloden treescapeSloden treescapeWinter trees in the Sloden Inclosure, New Forest Another day dawnsAnother day dawnsNew Forest ponies stroll through a misty start to the day After many weeks of deliberation and soul searching, I finally made my choice of images to be entered in to this years New Forest Open Exhibition.

The exhibition is staged at the New Forest Heritage Centre in Lyndhurst and runs from 13th July to 7th September. This ever popular exhibition, sponsored by ExxonMobil Fawley, is now in its seventh year.  The New Forest, with its timeless beauty, continues to inspire artists of all ages and to attract painters, sculptors and photographers from across the region.  Visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their own favourite piece of work.  As many works are for sale, the Open Art exhibition also affords visitors an opportunity to own a piece of their very own New Forest inspired art.

If you're in the area, do pop in. You never know you may walk away with a piece of original art!

Hopefully, my images will be amongst those that are on display. Just have to rely on the judges now - fingers crossed!

The two images will be available to purchase through this website shortly, together with some other recent images of the New Forest.

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hello@thepureimageworks.com (The Pure Image Works) exhibition hampshire lyndhurst art blog images national park nature new forest photographer photography photos social media https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog/2019/7/new-forest-open-art-exhibition-2019 Tue, 02 Jul 2019 11:15:27 GMT
Totton Arts Festival Open Exhibition 2019 https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog/2019/4/totton-arts-festival-open-exhibition-2019 Just received my notification that three of my images have been accepted for display at this years Totton Arts Festival Open Exhibition. Really happy as this is the first time that I've entered to exhibit - 100% success rate!

The exhibition runs throughout the month of May at the Hanger Farm Arts Centre, on the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire. The Arts Festival takes place on 25th May, at the same venue.

Each image, below will be available for sale during the exhibition, or from this website prior to the exhibition.

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hello@thepureimageworks.com (The Pure Image Works) art blog fine art flora flowers forest hanger farm arts centre images nature new photographer photography social media the pure image works totton totton arts festival https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog/2019/4/totton-arts-festival-open-exhibition-2019 Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:25:07 GMT
New Portfolios https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog/2019/4/new-portfolios We've opened two new portfolios this week dedicated to exposure of our studio based work.

The two new portfolios are called Pure Food and Pure Products.

This is an area of work that we had overlooked, as far as our web presence was concerned. The images aren't for sale but are shown for showcase purposes, only.

If you, or anybody you know, requires such services please get in touch through our contact form or via e-mail at hello@thepureimageworks.com

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hello@thepureimageworks.com (The Pure Image Works) blog food photographer photography portfolio product social media the pure image works https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog/2019/4/new-portfolios Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:44:35 GMT
Artcare Open Exhibition 2019 https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog/2019/4/artcare-open-exhibition-2019 Super happy to have had two images chosen for this years ArtCare Open Art Exhibition.

"Tick tock" was highly commended - not bad for a snapper, up against "real" artists!

Tick TockTick TockDandelion Tick Tock

The exhibits are hung in public areas within the Salisbury District Hospital and is open from 4th April to 9th May 2019.

 

 

 

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hello@thepureimageworks.com (The Pure Image Works) blog dandelion exhibition flora flowers photographer photography Salisbury The Pure Image Works tick tock https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog/2019/4/artcare-open-exhibition-2019 Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:34:05 GMT
Florabundance Exhibition https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog/2017/9/florabundance-exhibition Our Florabundance exhibition at the Harbour Lights Picture House, comes to an end next weekend. So, if you haven't been to see the new images, get down their soon! Plenty of images to purchase.

This an exhibition of contemporary floral portraits that have been the focus of our output in recent times.

This pretty much brings to a close our exhibiting for this year, however, if anybody out there has any other opportunities we'd be willing to listen.

 

 

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hello@thepureimageworks.com (The Pure Image Works) art blog flora flowers images nature photographer photography photos social media the pure image works https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog/2017/9/florabundance-exhibition Sat, 23 Sep 2017 16:32:11 GMT
Southsea Castle - The Keep Makers Market https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog/2017/4/southsea-castle---the-keep-makers-market Off to Southsea Castle today for the first of this years Keep Makers Market. Weather looking good, so far, although it's due to be a bit dodgy alter on. Hopefully this won't deter people to come out and have a look around. What else would you want to do on a Bank Holiday weekend, anyway?

Lot's of work for sale including some of my own offerings. Prices to suit all pockets! I'll have framed and mounted prints available, plus a range of greeting cards.

 

I loom forward to a busy day and meeting loads of new people.

 

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hello@thepureimageworks.com (The Pure Image Works) Castle Southsea The Pure Image Works art images market photographer photography social media https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog/2017/4/southsea-castle---the-keep-makers-market Sun, 30 Apr 2017 06:44:20 GMT
"Passion" - Mottisfont Open Art Exhibition https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog/2016/9/-passion---mottisfont-open-art-exhibition Bouyed by my "success" at getting an image accepted in to the Fareham Open Art Exhibition, I upped the ante and entered another into the Open Art competition at the National Trusts Mottisfont Abbey. This competition is well regarded by the local "proper" artists so it was with some trepidation that I awaited the relevant notification. You can imagine my amazement when I was accepted!

Today, was the day for the delivery of the images for the exhibition. I'm always nervous, at this stage, as there are so many things that can go wrong between me uploading the image to the lab and the final delivery. Perhaps, it's because I have a fixed idea of how the image should look or that I'm particular about presentation - I don't know. This time I thought I'd allowed plenty of time, ie 3 weeks, but still managed to have a minor panic when nothing had appeared after two. I phoned the lab to confirm delivery dates, only to be told that they'd rejected the first image and that was why things had been delayed. Only a week to go to the exhibition submission date!

Anyway, after a few more calls the images arrived today - two days before submission and they look stunning. What was I worrying about? Big thanks to all at One Vision Imaging for you help and assistance - I will never doubt you again!

Fingers crossed that I managed to sell now.

The image in question, "Passion" will appear on the website for sale shortly. If you can't wait, however, a low res copy has been posted on my twitter feed @pureimageworks.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

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hello@thepureimageworks.com (The Pure Image Works) Abbey Allium Mottisfont National Passion The Pure Image Works Trust art blog flora flowers images photographer photography photos social media https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog/2016/9/-passion---mottisfont-open-art-exhibition Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:58:41 GMT
"White Dream" - Fareham Open Art Competition 2016 https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog/2016/8/-white-dream---fareham-open-art-competition-2016 A few months ago I, tentatively, submitted one of my more "arty" images to an open art competition.
 

Thankfully, some people with great artistic taste, acumen and empathy decided that my image, "White Dream", was good enough for inclusion in the competition exhibition.
 

Fast forward to today and we've arrived at the day of the exhibition preview. Time to find out how I fare against the more traditional "real" arty types!
 

If anybody's interested in viewing my image, in all of its glory, and the work of the other exhibitors then make your way to unit 79a Osborn Mall in the Fareham Shopping Centre. The preview, this evening, is open between 5pm and 7pm.
 

The exhibition is open until 10th September on Thursdays - Saturdays only. Opening times are 11am - 3pm (10am - 2pm on Fridays).
 

Support your local art initiatives!
 


 


 

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hello@thepureimageworks.com (The Pure Image Works) The Pure Image Works White Dream art blog fareham Open Art Competition flowers photographer photography photos social media https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog/2016/8/-white-dream---fareham-open-art-competition-2016 Sat, 13 Aug 2016 12:14:43 GMT
New Images Available https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog/2016/6/new-images-available New images now loaded on to our website for all to enjoy.
 

Pure Flora gallery has been extended with some colourful and delightful images. Pure Places gallery has the addition of a small number of evocative images.
 

Don't forget that all of these images are now available to purchase. Just in time for Fathers Day!
 

 
 


 

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hello@thepureimageworks.com (The Pure Image Works) The Pure Image Works art blog flora flowers gardens. images photographer photography https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog/2016/6/new-images-available Sun, 05 Jun 2016 14:26:25 GMT
Images for sale https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog/2016/4/images-for-sale Following a very productive meeting with our chosen lab, today, images will be shortly available to purchase through this site.

The next step in our quest for world domination!

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hello@thepureimageworks.com (The Pure Image Works) The Pure Image Works blog images photography photos social media https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog/2016/4/images-for-sale Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:33:42 GMT
Website redesign https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog/2016/4/website-redesign Decided that the old colourway for The Pure Image Works website was a bit depressing and the format wasn't showing off the images to the best effect. Cue new website format and a brighter and cleaner design. Somewhat reminiscent of Spring, I think.

I hope that you all like it!

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West Dean Gardens II https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog/2016/4/west-dean-gardens-ii Great weekend at West Dean Gardens, last weekend. Big thanks to everybody else involved and for your company and support.

We've some, potentially, great images which are currently being prepared for publication on this website and other social media platforms.

Watch this space!

 

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hello@thepureimageworks.com (The Pure Image Works) The Pure Image Works West Dean College West Dean Gardens facebook flora flowers photographer photography social media twitter https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog/2016/4/west-dean-gardens-ii Thu, 21 Apr 2016 09:42:43 GMT
West Dean Gardens https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog/2016/4/west-dean-gardens Spending a weekend at the gorgeous West Dean Gardens for what will be a few days of inspirational photography.

After been awoken at silly o'clock by the dawn chorus, the day's dawned bright so fingers crossed for minimal rain interruptions.

Check back for the results of the weekend.

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hello@thepureimageworks.com (The Pure Image Works) The Pure Image Works West Dean College West Dean Gardens blog flora flowers nature photography social media https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog/2016/4/west-dean-gardens Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:59:34 GMT
Welcome https://www.thepureimageworks.com/blog/2016/4/welcome Welcome to the first blog post of The Pure Image Works.

Posts will be appearing on a, hopefully, regular basis so check back to see what's happening in our world.

 

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