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#15176 Hello

Posted by deedee on 27 July 2012 - 09:40 PM

Just wondering if any of the old group is still around and looking in on this site from time to time. Would be nice to see new work posted here again.
Stickmaker ,are you still making your wonderful walking sticks and persueing your painting??
Best Regards to All

#15227 Latest Painting

Posted by deedee on 01 September 2015 - 12:00 AM


  Just wondering if anyone still visits this site, I drop in occasionally  for old times sake...

 I still do a painting now and then. This is my latest. Hope everyone is well and still painting.

Miss you all.  Deedee


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#15221 stick for arelative

Posted by Stickmaker on 30 August 2012 - 10:47 PM

Hi All , Nice to see the forum active . I trust that you are all in good health . I have been popping in from time to time , have done some more sticks .I will post again shortly . Stickmaker

#15197 Limited Palette

Posted by deedee on 02 August 2012 - 12:24 PM

Good Morning Deco
Thank You for taking time to comment ,Much appreciated . You have a very sharp eye for detail, I see what you mean about the sharp line at the base of the mountain. You would not be able to see this at night, would you? I will do a little touch-up and see how it looks . I think I'll leave the rest as is, as it was meant to be a little abstract.I will be framing it for my bedroom which is painted in orangy colors with brown bedspread and vertical blinds.
Thanks again
Dee :artist:

#15196 Vienna - Prater :)

Posted by Neo_Art on 01 August 2012 - 01:41 PM

Looks very familiar ;)

Vienna is my favourite European city :) Deserves visiting. :hi:

#15193 Vienna - Prater :)

Posted by Deco on 30 July 2012 - 12:19 PM

Took this photo in Vienna on my last Christmas vacation, it was very cold hence the lack of visitors in the Prater :)
Vienna Prater is a public leisure centre for Viennese and lots of tourists since 1766 almost 3 centuries
The photo is of one their Merry-go-rounds - nice and colourful, just one of the hundreds places to have fun.

Next time I should visit in spring/summer :) might try some of these leisure facilities ;)


#15185 Hello

Posted by housedoc on 29 July 2012 - 07:42 PM

Well, well, well - isn't this nice to see some familiar faces again? Hello to Deco, Neo, Deedee and of course last but not least Helz - Hi to all of you :yay2:

Thanks Neo for sending us details of Deedee's post - so we can perhaps get 'Arttrade Forum' back up and running? And as Deco says she has actually kept this forum 'live' and none of us have been in touch for a while - so nice now to see some of the lovely faces on here 'as before'! So thank you to both Neo and Deco :clap:

Deedee - what a lovely piece of artwork - yet again - you have produced :D you were always good at these scenic ones. Great stuff - So, thank you to you too for making the first post after such a long time ;) Glad to hear you have now started to produce your artwork yet again, but so sorry to hear you have lost your husband - so sad.

I have been in contact with Deco and knew of her loss last year - which is terrible for anyone to have to go through - and, of course she also lost the will to start producing her excellent art - hopefully with us starting the Forum up again will give her and deedee some inspiration and the will to produce their excellent art. So, we can all help one another - yet again. Please accept my sincere condolences to both of you.

I have also been in contact with Helz - albeit not for some while - but we became friends on 'Linked in' - so have been watching what she has been up to - and as Deco says - she has produced some wonderful and beautiful work including the 'cuties'. Well done Helz also on becoming a member of the Board of Directors at The Association of Illustrators! - Congratulations from me too :artist:
Well, as regards me - I have sold a few pieces of artwork and have accepted commissions to hand paint some furniture - so have not been doing too badly!

I have now moved from Spain to a place called Malahide in County Dublin - which is a very pretty place and is on the coast. Our house is opposite the estuary. Although I live most of the time here now - we do still have our villa in Spain - so still get to go there for a few weeks at a time. The thing I miss most in Malahide is the weather! Very very changeable - never knowing what to wear - lol ;)

Hopefully Neo has sent details of us being on here to some other 'old' members and with a bit of luck they will come and post on here again - and we will all be one 'big happy family' back together again!

It is really great to hear how you are all doing and now we can start posting some of our 'latest' artworks to get comments/critique on - which let's face it - helps us all to move forward in our work - this is what I have missed for a long time - not having the critique from those people that know far more than me - then I may be able to progress some more in my work :D

Love to you all and once again Neo, Deco and Deedee thank you for starting this Forum up again. Hope to chat soon to all of you again soon :D xx

#15181 Hello

Posted by Deco on 28 July 2012 - 01:29 PM

Hi Helz :)

So nice to hear from you it has been a really long time. :)

Like Neo said you are extremely talented artist and I always knew you'll succeed in your career, :manoyes:
you definitely deserve it. I had a look at your website and all illustrations and projects you have worked on
are really great and in the same time very cute. You have achieved a great progress and have developed a really
unique style that is easily recognizable! I personally think this is the best success for every artist!

Nice to hear the "little Chloe" is well and she is still the best inspiration for your work as well as a good critic suppose ;)
I'm sure a great career in music is ahead for her

... and to not forget Congratulations on becoming a member of the Board of Directors at The Association of Illustrators! well done :artist:

"Boastful"??? you definitely don't sound boastful at all! I'm glad you shared with us how you're doing and hope we'll get
more updates from time to time.

Take care! :)

#15180 Hello

Posted by Neo_Art on 28 July 2012 - 12:46 PM

Hey Helz :) It was my pleasure to email you the link and to be honest I didn't expect that you will follow it :)

I am very glad the things are progressing so well in your career. You are a great talent and you deserve every success. :)

Hope to see you from time to time posting on Arttrade.

#15179 Hello

Posted by Helz on 28 July 2012 - 12:20 PM

Wow guys, has it really been such a long time??!! Thanks for emailing me Neo to bring me back to base :yay2:

I love your painting Deedee.... I always enjoyed the thought of walking through your paintings, especially a meander up the mountains!!

Well a lot has happened in the last few years. I'm REALLY lucky that my illustration business has taken off for me. I produce artwork for several clients including papercraft manufacturers, greetings card publishers, homeware manufacturers and fabric manufacturers both in the UK and USA. Last year I took a booth at Brand Licensing Europe, Olympia London, a place where big brand names show their latest films / TV programmes / characters etc to licensees, and then there is a smaller area for people like me to promote our work for licensees to license onto various products. It was a huge investment, but paid off for me. I'm there again in October and also moderating a seminar!

Another milestone for me happened last year when I was invited onto the Board of Directors at The Association of Illustrators here in the UK. It's the only not-for-profit organization here to promote illustrators, protect our rights and encourage professional standards within the industry. Over the last few years I've been pretty pro-active in copyright lobbying and learning the business of Brand / Arft Licensing, so the AOI wanted to use that knowledge for the benefit of all the members... hence being asked to join the Board!!

On a personal level, Chloe is now 12 and thriving at high school. Although she loves creative arts, she is more graphic design orientated, but her biggest talent lies in music. She's got 2 songs on i-tunes (composed and performed by her) that are charity fundraisers, one for the NSPCC and the other for the Lavinia Norfolk Centre, which is a unit in her school for children with physical, emotional or sensory difficulties.

Here's a link to her latest song if anyone fancies listening to the preview


It would be lovely to hear everyone else's news and to touch base with some past friends...... hope I don't sound boastful in these hard time :oops:

Helz x

#15178 Hello

Posted by Neo_Art on 28 July 2012 - 10:11 AM

Hi Deedee,

Nice to see you are posting here again. :)

I would also like to see what the old members are after.
I will try to forward this topic to some of them (if their emails are still actual).
Hopefully they will join the thread.

#15177 Hello

Posted by Deco on 28 July 2012 - 10:09 AM

Hi Deedee :)

Nice to see you have checked the forum and thanks for your post.
Hope you are well and everything is fine with your family. Nice painting :) great work.

I don't know what has happened to the old group of Arttrade members, they might not have
time for art or chat but would be really nice to see what everybody has been up to.

I personally don't have recent works, have been working on other projects but it didn't stop me from
keeping this forum live (which is not so cheap having in mind the size of total artworks posted till now)
so hopefully it will return to its previous activity one day. Hope the members who found support
and advices here will receive notification of your new thread and might decide to reply.
Hope you'll check from time to time too. :)

BTW How's your garden going? I remember some fantastic photos from it so hopefully the heat in Canada isn't that
bad as in the US and Europe.

#15171 latest painting

Posted by deedee on 18 January 2011 - 12:27 AM

Hi , folks :cheer:
This is my latest painting . 11x14 acrylic on stretched canvas
Della :rolleyes:

#15157 Arttrade on Facebook and Twitter

Posted by Deco on 31 October 2010 - 09:17 AM

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#15112 stick for arelative

Posted by Stickmaker on 11 March 2010 - 05:47 PM

Hi All , Her's hoping for posting of piccies. Regards Stickmaker .

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#15013 DREAMS

Posted by housedoc on 25 August 2008 - 10:01 AM

:cheer: Hi everyone thought I would share this piece of artwork I have just finished apart from varnishing it.

Let me know what you think. It is part of my 'Dreams' collection - but not sure whether to just call it Dreams2 - the first one was called Amarillo Dreams. What do you think?


#14982 Two New artworks - "Poppies"

Posted by Deco on 11 July 2008 - 08:47 AM

Hi all :)

As you probably read in another thread few months ago
Denise asked me to make for her a painting with poppies
as she likes these flowers a lot :)
In fact I made 2 paintings a small one and a large one because
she's got a wonderful house with a place for two paintings in the launge :)
The small painting was a present and I think it's a good addition to
the large one :) Denise was so kind to provide me with a photo
so you can see how the two paintings look in the villa lounge :) although
they are now on a new place in her new apartment she moved to :)

They both are done in acrylics, this is the small one:


and an image of the large painting:


a close up photo:


and the photo of the launge with the paintings which Denise sent me :)


Let me know what you think :) comments are welcome :)

#14293 Acrylic work in progress

Posted by Deco on 01 July 2007 - 12:21 PM

Hi all,

As probably some of you have already read I'm on vacation
in Spain at the moment and Denise offered me to use her
wonderful studio to make a painting :) Bless her :)
So I strates this one it's just the first stage and it's going
to be a work in progress :)
I'm using acrylics a bit unusual for me but wanted something
I can finish fast plus it's quite hot here :) It's my first painting after a long break


Next updates will be posted soon.
Let me know what you think :)