Now you can buy Myfanwy Tristram prints online

Cat on a cushion by Myfanwy Tristram

Cat on a cushion by Myfanwy TristramI have just a few prints each, of a limited number of designs, up for sale here.

If you’d like a particular design, please act fast – there are literally only a couple of each. Thanks!

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Special Open House offer when you buy two Myfanwy Tristram prints

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The last weekend of the Open House is nigh.. and I’m offering a special price for people who buy two prints, in person or here online.

Buy two large Myfanwy Tristram prints and get £5 off unframed (£45 for two) and £10 off framed (£80 for two).

Prints on offer are:


This offer is valid for online buyers, but with the following conditions:
– Prints will not be posted out until Tuesday 27th;
– This price is only applicable until midnight UK time on Sunday 25th May;
– In the event of one particular image running out, purchasers at the Open House will have preference. This is *just in case* an order comes in online while I’m away from my computer, and the print gets sold at the Open House, although to be honest I think clashes are reasonably unlikely. :)

Contact Myf on mockduck [at] gmail [dot] com, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MyfanwyTristram, if you would like to reserve a particular pair of prints.

A few bits and bobs

Frame from Overstock by Myfanwy Tristram

I am back from Chile

Myfanwy Tristram Santiago sketch diary

It was wonderful.

I did expect to have a sketch diary to share with you by now, but work trips are very different from family holidays.

For starters, you’re working rather than drawing – although, I was very pleased when work asked me to draw the conference that I went out for. The trouble was that I also had many other things to do, so while I drew for about half an hour, it didn’t really constitute having a Conference Artist on hand.

And then, with family holidays, you have long evenings where you’re stuck indoors. That wasn’t the case in Chile, so I was either out at night, or trying desperately to catch up on some sleep.

However, I am determined not to let the sketch diary slip away. I will keep working on it, and most likely post it in installments as I finish a batch of pages.

The Open House has started

prints by Myf

The Open House began its run last Saturday. If you haven’t been yet, don’t worry; there are still three more weekends. I haven’t been myself yet! I was travelling home when it opened up.

I have put together a Facebook page for it though, and now you can browse through a gallery showing everyone’s work. Such nice stuff! If you don’t come for the artwork, come for those scrumptious cakes, surely.

Full details are here.

The Cape/Observer/Comica graphic short story competition is open

Frame from Overstock by Myfanwy Tristram

Yes, the contest with the most unwieldy name in comics has rolled round again – I can’t believe it’s been a year.

I do always like to put an entry in, because it is a great opportunity to sit down and create a longer strip that’s as good as I can make it.

If you’re short of inspiration, you might like to look at the round-up of entries I made from last year.

My shop has reopened

Use the link at the top of the page to get to my shop. At the moment you can only buy cards, but once the Open House is over, I’ll be adding any remaining prints.

Or let me know if there is a particular print you would like to buy, and I’ll be in touch to arrange postage.

That’s it for news, I think!

Don’t forget the Brighton Open Houses

prints by Myf

Brighton Open House flyer 2014

 

I’m off to Chile tomorrow, but before I go, here’s a reminder about the Open House, which begins its run before I return.

The prints are all ready, and they have come out very nicely. I’ve had far too much fun painting signs, making price labels, and finding random things in charity shops to paint up and use as display units for my cards.

What you can buy

The prints I’ll have on sale (framed or unframed) will be:

I’ll only have a couple of each though, so come early if you want something specific. I’m also selling postcards and greetings cards.

There are also ten other artists displaying (see, for example, Jack Stew’s fish in the image above) – there will be wonderful bags, jewellery and clothes too. So bring your pennies (on that note – cheques and cards are not accepted, so it’s best to bring a wodge of cash if you think you’ll be buying).

Dates

The house will be open on every Saturday and Sunday from the 3rd of May to the 25th of May, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

I will be around on the 11th May (11am – 2pm), 18th May (11am – 2pm) and 24th May (2pm to 5pm), so do please come and say hello if you’re passing.

Getting there

Here are details of the house I’ll be exhibiting in: 116 Balfour Road. It’s part of the Independent trail – see the whole trail here.

Here’s a map of the whole city, which features every trail. We’re Open House number 22 on that map.

The 5B bus will get you there from the city centre – here’s the bus route. You get off at the stop called Beaconsfield Villas top, where Beaconsfield Villas meets Preston Drove.

Or take the train to Preston Park station, and it’s about a 15-minute walk

 

I’ll be selling prints at the Brighton Open Houses

Muesli Mountain, large size, by Myfanwy Tristram

I have lived in Brighton for more than two decades, but 2014 marks the very first year that I will be participating in the Artists Open House Festival.

What are Open Houses?

Brighton’s Open Houses are a real institution, dating back to the early eighties.

It began with a few artists who lived in and around the Fiveways area of Brighton. They opened up their homes, treating them as a kind of open gallery space where anyone was free to enter, browse, and perhaps buy.

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The idea took off – bigtime – and now, every year, hundreds of houses and studios open up each weekend during May.

It coincides with the main Brighton Festival and the Fringe Festival, so for any culture-loving Brightonians, and visitors to the city, it is a very busy month… in the nicest possible way.

Jay Collins' studio

I have always loved walking round Open House trails, looking at the massive diversity of artwork, and – let’s be honest – enjoying a shufty around other people’s abodes.

It’s a well-known fact that half the visitors come to gawk at the interiors, especially in Brighton’s grander pieces of architecture. Sometimes you can sit in the garden and eat cake, too.

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I think I’ve passed the habit on to my daughter. But that’s ok. Open Houses tend to be child-friendly. Remember the bit about cake? Sometimes there are pet cats as well (and once, a tortoise).

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If this all sounds good, you can find all the details online from 11th April – or, if local to Brighton, start looking out for the catalogues around town on that date. They’re superbly put together!

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Where to find my prints

Yay! This year, I will be a part of it all myself. I’m sharing wall space in an Open House at 116 Balfour Road, not far from the Fiveways area where the whole thing began.

I’ll have prints, cards and postcards for sale, and there will be several other artists’ work to peruse as well. The owner of the house is also behind the Real Patisserie, the Brighton cake shop/institution, so expect a superior range of refreshments to be on offer.

What you can buy!

The prints I’ll have on sale will be:

I’ll only have a couple of each though, so come early if you want something specific.

Dates

The house will be open on every Saturday and Sunday from the 3rd of May to the 25th of May, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

I will be around on the 11th May (11am – 2pm), 18th May (11am – 2pm) and 24th May (2pm to 5pm), so do please come and say hello if you’re passing.

More information nearer the date.

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Buy a Myfanwy Tristram print

As you’ll remember, I had a few giclee prints made up for Spitalfields Market. I now have a few extras for sale – very few, so please act fast if you’d like to buy one.

Here’s what I have available (if you’d like a close-up look at the images, click on each picture below – or see the original artwork here.):

Meusli Mountain, small size, by Myfanwy Tristram

Meusli Mountain, large size, by Myfanwy TristramMuesli Mountain, large size only (small is sold out) (above). This drawing is based on the Hanover area of Brighton, featuring its trademark grid of terraced houses and the Pepperpot at the top. Now sold out

Skittle Cat small size, by Myfanwy Tristram

Skittle cat (above) – small size only (large is sold out). Here you can see the cat that the sketch was originally based on :). Note, the cellophane wrapping is still on the prints in these pictures, but once it’s off, your print will not feature those pesky diagonal wrinkles, promise! Now sold out

Animal Tea small size, by Myfanwy Tristram

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Animal Tea, small size only – large now sold out (above). In this image, a variety of animals take their tea in suitable ways – the penguin likes his iced, while the camel, of course, likes his with two lumps. Mr Beaver, meanwhile, likes a cup of builder’s… you get the idea.

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Tins (above) – small size only (large is sold out). This one looks lovely in the kitchen. Now sold out.

Sizes, etc

The prints come in two sizes:

SMALL: 21cm by 30cm, (A4)

LARGE: 30cm by 40cm (the same width as, but just a bit shorter than A3)

These are both standard sizes which will fit into the sort of frames you can find anywhere – for example, Ikea’s RIBBA frame (£6) would fit the smaller or the larger size, with or without the mount*.

All prints come unmounted/unframed, wrapped in clear cellophane. They are giclee prints, and archival quality which means they will last for many years without fading or discolouration. I have to say that they actually exceeded my expectations when I first unwrapped one and took a look at the depth of colour and print quality.

Prices

Small prints are £15.00

Large prints are £25.00

Postage and packing is £3.50 in the UK, for one or more prints. International shipping? Please mail me for a quote.

Every pound I make from this sale will go into funding the next batch.

How to buy

I accept payment by PayPal. Drop me an email and I’ll be back in touch to confirm your print is still available, and to give you my payment details. As soon as your payment has cleared, your print will be on its way to you, safely backed by cardboard and in a padded envelope.

As there are only a couple of each design, I’ll be operating strictly first come, first serve.

But don’t worry if you miss out, because…

What would you like to buy next?

As I say, this sale will be funding the next print run.

I’d like to get some other images printed up, and I would love to hear if there are any images you particularly like. Consider it market research, on a shoestring.

One of these, perhaps?

Stamps landscape by Myfanwy TristramStamp forest by Myfanwy Tristramred-roaster-in-shade

* Disclosure: I have’t actually tried it! I’m going by Ikea’s measurements. But what I’m saying is, you won’t have trouble fitting them to a frame, ok? Ok. :)