Saturday, 19 February 2011

SAW Artists Spotlight - Corrina Rothwell

Hello! I'm Corrina Rothwell and I'm a digital artist and illustrator based in Nottingham. Originally I'm from Rochdale, Lancashire. I've been in Nottingham for, oh blimey, I can't remember how long.
I've been working digitally for nearly two years now - before that I was a textile artist and created my images using free embroidery on a sewing machine. Although there was a 'gosh that's clever' aspect to the work which made it appealing to people, it certainly lost its appeal to me after 14 years of doing it. I had a 'look' in mind for my pictures which wasn't achievable on a sewing machine.
When I say I work 'digitally', I mean that I use a graphics tablet and stylus to draw my images straight onto the computer. I then have the images printed either on greetings cards or as prints to frame and hang.
I'm currently working on new designs for my own cards and Black Olive publishing have recently added six more of my designs to their range.
Plans for this year include SOCK, an art and craft selling event in Loughborough and a group exhibition at Urban Outfitters in Manchester.
I am also looking forward to having an illustrated recipe printed in a new cookbook being published in the US in autumn (or should I say 'fall'?).
Please visit my website at for the latest news and to buy cards and prints, and to subscribe to the mailing list.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Sherwood Art Week - 2011 Event

The Secret Garden Craft Fair 2011
Saturday June 25th
11am - 6pm
United Reformed Church,
Edwards lane,

After the success of SAW2009 & 2010 the decision was made to to become a biennial event. Because SAW has grown into a larger and popular event the organisers would like to keep SAW fresh & exciting. Plans are already taking shape for 2012, so if you would like to come on board and help organise the biggest event so far drop a line to

As for this year, the Craft Fair and annual exhibition at The Place will still take place. Further details to follow.

If you would like a stall, or would like to perform, at the Craft Fair you can download an interest form below. Local artists are also invited to submit a form as there will be some spaces made available.

Interest 2011 Form - Download