Puffin Parade 2023

Puffin Parade 2023

Puffin Parade 2023

We were so pleased to be invited back to paint a puffin for the 2023 Puffin Parade, after painting a goat for the Golden Guernsey Goat Trail in 2021. Our goat was called Bejulicully – learn more about her here.

The puffin parade is in aid of Autism Guernsey and the GSPCA. A whole flock of puffins have been painted by various businesses and organisations from around the island. All the puffins have been displayed in different locations around Guernsey.

You can download an app that you can use to hunt for all the puffins- those who find all the puffins are entered into a prize draw. Autism Guernsey invite app users to make a donation. More info about the app here and you can donate here.

We have been paired with sponsors – Island Health, who have been great to work with, and neatly tying in with our own values around art and colour for mental health. The turquoise is one of their brand colours, perfect for a puffin.

The intricate hand drawn patterns are inspired by lichens –  our reference photos were taken from the puffins’ winter home, Iceland, on a trip in the summer of 2022.

In Sept the puffins will be auctioned off and will go to their forever homes. All proceeds will go to Autism Guernsey and the GSPCA.

Newsletter

Energy Flash – GAC Open Exhibition 2020

Energy Flash – GAC Open Exhibition 2020

Energy Flash – Guernsey Arts Commission Open Exhibition 2020

Energy Flash Painting for the Guernsey Arts Commission's Open Exhibition

 Energy flash was exhibited as part of Guernsey Art Network’s 2020 Open Exhibition in the George Crossan Gallery, this piece was exhibited alongside work from 60 other local artists of all different styles and mediums.

Anyone who has visited our studio will probably recognise this piece.  It was created from the leftover paint from when we first moved into our house.  Using rollers and our hands we created the painting using quick motions and a flash of energy with the brightest red!

Inspired by Mark Rothko and his abstract sunsets.

Energy Flash Painting for the Guernsey Arts Commission's Open Exhibition
St Peter Port Daisy Pendant

St Peter Port Daisy Pendant

St Peter Port Daisy Pendant

Our popular St Peter Port Daisy pendant, with a heart shaped twist. Hand engraved on sterling silver with a personailsed message on the reverse side. 

Changing Surfaces 2017

Changing Surfaces 2017

“Changing Surfaces” 2017 – Harbour Gallery

The “Changing Surfaces” exhibition opened on Friday 23rd February at The Harbour Gallery in St Aubins, Jersey. This was the first major exhibition of 2017 at the gallery and was timed to celebrate the one year anniversary of it’s grand reopening after the damage from the tragic fire at neighbouring Gallichan Marine in December 2015. My pieces for the exhibition were delayed by pesky fog (part of island life) on their way to – and then again also from the London Assay Office, but finally found their way to Jersey in the nick of time for the opening. These sterling silver cuff bangles have varying surfaces, made by milling, stamping, planishing and engraving. Many thanks to Pat and all the Harbour Gallery team.

Changing surfaces exhibition 2017
Sterling Silver Chrysanthemum cuff
Coast 2014

Coast 2014

Coast Exhibition 2014

Harbour Gallery Exhibition, Spring 2014. – Jersey.

Athene’s Little Russell exhibition collection was originally inspired by the view of the Little Russell and the neighbouring islands on the daily ‘commute’. Athene was struck by how much the view changed on a daily basis, and how much the colours were affected by changing weather conditions. A series of photographs taken of the same view over a three month period provides the colour palettes for these pieces, from which Athene then produced a wearable, painterly version of each view, realised in coloured stones and Sterling Silver.

Each of these necklaces may be worn in different ways, providing 3 looks from each piece. The necklace may be worn alone, or the pendant worn alone on a chain, plus the two may be worn together creating a more dressy look. The pendant is simply knotted onto the necklace with organza ribbon, which can be replaced as required.

Each of these pieces is completely unique, Athene prides herself on no two pieces ever being identical. All the necklaces contain an individual mix of the stones and other elements that make up the colour palette. All the Sterling sIlver components of the clasps are handmade by Athene and bear the individual hammer marks which formed them as a feature of the design