June 2023 – Eventbrite: Saturday LIFE at the Pavilion Due to the popularity of the taster sessions of ‘Saturday LIFE at the Pavilion’, I am pleased to announced that I will be running many more ‘Saturday LIFE at the Pavilion’ Life Drawing sessions approximately once a fortnight from the 3rd June to December 2023. Enjoy a friendly, relaxed, experimental and diverse Life Drawing class working from the nude model at the modern Pavilion Building in the district of Hillsborough, Sheffield. Present and future booking dates are on the following Eventbrite link: Saturday LIFE at the Pavilion: Tutored Life Drawing Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite
May 2023 – Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Charity NHS Foundation Trust, Long Covid Art Project May to July 2023
I am so pleased, excited and privileged to be selected for the ‘Long Covid Mindful Drawing and Painting’ ten week arts project, funded by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Charity NHS Foundation Trust, in association with the Arts Council England. I will be working with Long Covid Patients and we will be exploring Mindful Drawing, Painting and Breathing exercises and techniques. This project will really tie in with my recent work of ‘Art for Health & Wellbeing’ and I am looking forward very much to developing my expertise further in this professional area.
May 2023 – Conversations with Chrissie
It was such a privilege to give my long term therapist, Chrissie this painting as a gift on our very last therapy session. I began the painting at the beginning of our sessions and continued the piece until our last ever session in 2022. A remarkable therapist and she helped me to paint once again, and I will never forget the privilege of working with her. Her dedication to my creativity helped me to lift a very dark veil in my life.
March 2023 – April and May 2023 Saturday LIFE at the Pavilion (Life Drawing Taster Sessions)
This Special Taster Session rate of £9.50 is for a limited period during April and May 2023. However, block booking regular participant discount packages will be available following the taster events.
April 2022 – Within Reach: Delighted for this painting ‘Within Reach’ (oil on canvas) to be going to a Private Collection in Central London.
March 2022 – Saturday Adult Painting Workshop: ‘Paradise Found, a journey through watercolour’.Join myself for a creative journey through watercolours and inks into urban paradise, taking inspiration from the nearby award winning Sheffield Winter Garden.
March 2022 – Feel Good Art Club: Delighted to be running all the Millennium Galleries face to face ‘Feel Good Art Workshops’, these follow on from the success of my Zoom workshops of the same title held over the Covid pandemic.
February 2022, Colour – Mixed Exhibition at Fronteer Gallery
Excellent news to be included in Fronteer Gallery’s forthcoming exhibition entitled ‘Colour’. Colour is pivotal in my work and plays such an important role in creating a painting. Therefore, I am so pleased to be included in an exhibition that is looking specifically at colour. 9th February to 18th March 2022.
January 2022, Limited Edition Giclee
I have new signed and numbered limited edition Giclee Fine Art Prints now available on my Etsy Shop. Only a print-run of x75 have been produced in this size and format. See my Shop button for details.
January 4th 2022 – ‘Meet the Locals’ Mixed Exhibition
Really pleased to have an abstract piece ‘The sea from the cave’ included in Fronteer Gallery’s ‘Meet the Locals’ exhibition. The exhibition is on from 5th to 22nd January 2022, in Sheffield City Centre at Fronteer Gallery.
A really lively, busy Preview Evening, such an excellent curated exhibition by Sharon and Michael at Fronteer Gallery. It was great to get out and socialise again and see what other local artists have been working on during the recent Covid Lockdowns!
January 1st 2022 – New fridge magnets and coasters in my Shop
Delighted to have ‘High summer – Ox Stones in the morning light, clouds dance with the purple heather’ painting now available in fridge magnets and coasters in my online shop. Check out my shop button to purchase.
September 5th 2021 – The Sea from the Cave greetings cards
Really excited to add these new abstract greetings cards. ‘The sea from the cave’ to my Shop collection, cards are created with sustainable card and the clear film is Eco, biodegradable and completely compostable. For further details and to purchase please go to my Shop Button on the homepage.
September 4th 2021 – Millennium Galleries, Sheffield ‘Paint like Hoyland – one day in September’.
Join myself for an inclusive adult painting workshop based around the brilliant exhibition currently on at Millennium Galleries of John Hoyland’s final paintings. Hoyland was born in Sheffield and this exhibition brings the artist’s work home. In the last decade of his artist career, Hoyland embraced pure imaginative freedom. This freedom of expression will be explored in the practical painting workshop with myself .Students will be encouraged to explore and translate their emotional states onto canvas. Detail in the Sheffield Museum link below:. https://www.museums-sheffield.org.uk/whats-on/events/2021/9/saturday-workshop-paint-like-hoyland This workshop is part of the programme of events complementing the exhibition at the Millennium Gallery, John Hoyland: The Last Paintings.
August 21st 2021: My Etsy Shop Title Change
My ‘Woman in the Attic’ name on Etsy Shop and on my website has now changed its name to ‘Brewins Cook Paintings’. Although I chose this name during in Lockdown and it had a positive association with my Shop opening during Lockdown, I found my customers were searching the internet on my surname, hence the name change! All links to my shop have now been changed.
August 14th 2021: ‘The Call Within’ Grand Designs Painting, now available as Open Edition Giclee Prints
I am so very excited to finally have re-produced my Grand Designs painting, ‘The Call Within’ (oil on canvas, 150x240cm), into ‘Open Edition’ A4 Giclee prints. The painting was originally commissioned for a living space in my clients contemporary house, myself and the piece featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs TV programme. Each giclee print comes with a cream mount and includes a certificate of authenticity signed by myself and the fine art printing company. Check out my Shop button for further details/how to buy.
June 2021 – New Greetings Cards
Extremely pleased to be able to use my recent private painting commission as Greetings Cards: ‘High summer – Ox Stones in the morning light, clouds dance with the purple heather’. These cards are now available to buy on my Shop section of my website.
June 2021 – Life Drawing at Sheffield Museums
It will be wonderful to be running some post Covid, in person Life Drawing Workshops for Sheffield Museums once again. My sessions are scheduled in June and July 2021 and I cannot wait to see my wonderful students again! I will be running two classes this term on: 18th June and 2nd July, with slides and some ‘Life’ history during the sessions. Join me for a really friendly group-no experience necessary! Booking Details: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/life-drawing-class-tickets-154404561199
May 2021 – Zoom Workshops
Thrilled to have the opportunity to run x4 more ‘Feel Good Art Club’ Zoom online sessions through to the end of May 2021 with Sheffield Museums. My workshop themes this term are: ‘Food Glorious Food!’, ‘Chin, chin!’, ‘Toy Story’ and ‘Park Life’.
April 2021 – Private Commission
“I am so delighted to have delivered this large, bespoke oil canvas painting to my wonderful clients in Sheffield. My clients were delighted with the piece upon delivery and have said that it will bring them many years of pleasure! It is wonderful to receive such positive feedback, it always pleases me when my pieces give so much joy to people!” The piece has been hung on a very large wall in a wonderful bright, light living space.
Title and dimensions: ‘High summer- Ox Stones in the morning light, clouds dance with the purple heather’ Oil on canvas, 170x100cm, April 2021.
March 2021 – Greeting cards
I have two new painting designs now available on my greetings cards. Available to buy online on my Etsy Shop Woman in the Attic: ‘Mudflats & Saltmarsh’ & ‘Wave’.
February 2021 – Feel Good Art Club – Mindful Zoom Art Classes in the local press
A lovely surprise to be listed on the Sheffield Telegraph’s top x7 family ‘Things to do’ over half term in Sheffield! I made it to number 6, not bad !
January 2021 – Need some ideas to keep you entertained or some inspiration for home schooling?
Here’s seven new ideas to help you enjoy life in lockdown a little more:
6. Get drawing to feel good
Join artist and tutor Donna Brewins-Cook for a specialist still life drawing class hosted online. The workshop embraces a mindful drawing session to help you find stillness and calm and enjoy developing your drawing skills. Feel Good Art Club takes place on February 4, 18 and 25 at 6pm over Zoom. Cost is £8. Book online via museums-sheffield.org.uk/tickets or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo: Chris Etchells
January 2021 – ‘Feel Good Art Club – Nature’ – Mindful Zoom Art Classes, hosted by the Millennium Galleries, Sheffield. January to April 2021
It is wonderful to have been asked to continue to run the Mindful Zoom, ‘Feel Good Art Club’ Thursday online classes, hosted by The Millennium Galleries, Sheffield during January to March 2021. This term we will be concentrating on ‘Nature’ as the main theme. Dates: February to March 2021.
January 2021 – SOLD On Saatchi Online
I am absolutely delighted to have sold my first painting on Saatchi Online this month. A large abstract ‘Echoes of Summer’(oil on canvas). It went on a journey via our first home made art crate to its new home in Cheltenham, to a wonderful buyer !
December 2020 – Feel Good Art Club – Mindful Zoom Art Classes – Still Life
It has been a really great experience, privilege and pleasure to run the Mindful Zoom Art Thursday Classes, hosted by The Millennium Galleries in Sheffield. Thanks to all the wonderful students over the last 6 weeks!
October 2020 – Social Distanced Life Drawing September to October 2020, The Millennium Galleries, Sheffield
It has been a real privilege and pleasure to run the Socially Distanced Life Drawing sessions at The Millennium Galleries in Sheffield. Thanks to all the wonderful models and students over the last 6 weeks
January 2020 -WOMEN Art Book
I am so very proud to have my work and a selected quote from an art hero of mine, Frida Kahlo featured in a new book about creative women. ‘WOMEN’ written by Nicola & Andy Wild is a book with a great selection of really talented contemporary artists with some great inspirational quotes from famous women. I am included in volume 2, pages 70 & 71. For further details and how to purchase please follow the link: Books for anyone who is interested in the wisdom of women’s words and the creativity that they inspire. www.womenartbook.com
September 2019 – Teaching Life Drawing Classes from September 2019 to Present at Millennium Galleries, Sheffield.
So thrilled to have been selected as one of the artists delivering Life Drawing classes for Millennium Galleries in Sheffield. My fellow artists on the rota are very talented indeed, so this will be great professional development for me! Life Drawing is every Friday during term time, in the Activities Room, 10:30am until 12:30 at the Millennium Galleries. For further details and booking please follow the link: https://www.museums-sheffield.org.uk/whats-on/events/2020/1/life-drawing-jan-31
November 2019 – Fronteer Art Open Exhibition
Wonderful to have ‘Meadow, sea & sunlight, St Ives 2004’(oil on wood, 2019) exhibited at Fronteer’s ‘Open Exhibition’, during November 2019 at Gallery 35, Sheffield. This painting has really done the rounds in 2019! Here’s a pic of me by my painting on the Preview Night.
August 2019 – Absolutely thrilled to have two seascape paintings selected into NHS Cardiff’s Arts Health Charity & Public Art Collection. The works will be on permanent display in their collection over two hospital sites in Cardiff. The purpose of the collection is to make patients more at ease and calm them during in difficult procedures in and around the Nuclear Medical Procedures Department. The two paintings are ‘Runswick Bay in high summer, 2017 (oil on canvas,25x30cm) and ‘Sandsend No1, 2016 (oil on canvas, 20x20cm).
August 2019 – Wonderful to have had x2 paintings selected for the ARTBound Group summer exhibition entitled ‘Tales of the Iconic’ at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, From 9th July to 5th August.
The pieces are: ‘Meadow, sea and sunlight, St Ives 2004’ (oil on wood, 2019) and Wonderful memories of Rhodes, May 2002’ (oil on canvas, 2019)
July 2019 – I am delighted to have been selected as the feature artist this summer at Mersea Barns (East Road, East Mersea, Colchester) for a solo show entitled:
To the land beyond: “Through this exhibition, my paintings attempt to convey my response to the emotional depth of experience that comes from living on the edge of land.” 15 June – 26 July 2019
June 2019 – ‘May Blossom’ – I am delighted to have ‘May Blossom’ 2017-19 (oil on wood) selected for ARTbound’s Summer Show 2019 at Legacy Arts Gallery in Todmorden, West Yorkshire. The exhibition theme this year is ‘RADIANT’. Exhibition dates: 5th June to 30th July 2019
May 2019 – ‘Departure series – an altering state’ – I am thrilled to announce my first ever International sale. ‘Departure series – an altering state’ 2015 (oil on wood) now has a new home in a private collection in Luxembourg.
August 2018 – Exhibiting at 2018 BEEP Painting Biennial – Delighted to have x2 abstract paintings selected,’Unsung lullaby’ (acrylic on canvas, 100x100cm) and ‘Invisible i with red’ (oil on canvas, 80x80cm). Launches 3rd August 2018
July 2017 – I am now a full member of the Women’s Arts Association
March 2016 – The links below include a picture of me working in my studio (by Gemma Thorpe) accompanying ‘A snapshot of the visual arts scene in Sheffield’ report from the University of Sheffield.
The University of Sheffield
The Artists Information Company
2-4 October 2015 – I am delighted to have been selected for the forthcoming Platform Open Arts exhibition in Harrogate. Two of my paintings ‘Birds in the big sky’ and ‘Spring tide’ (pictured) will be shown.
Details of the exhibition: http://morphets.co.uk/PlatformOpenArtsExhibition2015.htm
July 2015 – ‘Towards York in the Autumn ‘ (oil on canvas 70cm x 70cm) will be for sale at Yorkshire Artspace.
Yorkshire Artspace’s second Gala Dinner and Authentic Art Auction will take place in the Atrium of the award-winning Persistence Works, Sheffield on Wednesday July 8th 2015.
November 2014 – Interview with Sheffield Cultural Guide
November 2014 – I will be participating at Yorkshire Artspace’s Open Studio event in November.
Dates are: Friday 21st November \ 5.30pm-9pm and Saturday 22nd November \ 11am-5pm
Location: Exchange Place Studios, Exchange Street, Sheffield, S2 5TR
July 2014 – ‘Sea Calls’ (oil on canvas 60cm x 60cm) sold at Yorkshire Artspace’s Gala Dinner and Authentic Art Auction, July 15th 2014, Persistence Works, Sheffield.