Instagram for Art

As an artist and creative business owner, promoting my work online and on social media is a key part of my business. And as a keen Instagram user, I was really excited to attend a workshop by writer and photographer Jessica Rose Williams, held recently in Lerwick. Jessica came to Shetland with Promote Shetland (you [...]

By |2021-01-24T18:36:27+00:00February 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Instagram for Art

Donations of treasure!

  Living in a small community like Shetland has many benefits, as I’m sure many of you know. It is safe, there’s a great community spirit and people are usually very keen to help each other out - as I’ve been finding recently! I’ve been making art pieces using sea glass and other beach finds [...]

By |2019-01-01T01:57:18+00:00December 31st, 2018|Design|Comments Off on Donations of treasure!

Shetland landscape painting

As a break form painting by myself, I am currently enjoying attending a painting evening class, with the lovely artist - Heathter Wilson. The theme for the 8 week course is landscapes and we have been given a beautiful photo of a landscape with and orange and purple sky, reflecting in water, on the island [...]

By |2018-04-01T20:44:53+01:00April 1st, 2018|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Shetland landscape painting

Happy New Year from Shetland

2018 has started off quickly for me, with the first exhibition up! I have space in Islesburgh Community Centre in Lerwick, Shetland for the month of January. This is a great space a the entrance of the busy building. January is the month the fire festivals start, with many visitors staying in the Islesburgh hostel [...]

By |2018-01-03T18:18:52+00:00January 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Happy New Year from Shetland

How important is an online presence for Sarah Kay Arts homemade business success?

As you are probably aware, a website is a very important part of showcasing a product and connecting with customers. So, now that my website - www.sarahkayarts.com is a year old - I thought it was time to take a fresh look at it!   I have decided to redesign the homepage, possibly to include [...]

By |2021-01-24T18:38:50+00:00December 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How important is an online presence for Sarah Kay Arts homemade business success?

Craft fair weekend!

  It’s been busy few weeks preparing for Shetland’s annual Christmas Craft Fair, which is this weekend! The craft fair is a hugely popular event in Shetland - it attracted over 4,000 visitors last year. It’s also a special event for Sarah Kay Arts, as it was here that I first tried selling my artwork, [...]

By |2018-01-03T18:22:39+00:00November 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Craft fair weekend!

Art in Orkney!

New outlets for my art: Orkney   There have been some exciting developments going on lately, which I’m excited to share with you! Sarah Kay Arts has expanded into two outlets in Orkney.   Both are in Kirkwall, Orkney’s capital: Judith Glue, a well established gifts, knitwear and homeware shop on Kirkwall’s man street, and [...]

By |2018-01-03T18:25:16+00:00November 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Art in Orkney!

Grotie Buckies!

  I’m always working on new designs and looking to nature for inspiration, and my latest design uses cowrie shells.   I’ve used small box frames (12.5cm square) to house a painted acrylic landscape, finished off with a cowrie shell.   Cowries - or Jenny Wrens as I knew them growing up (perhaps this is [...]

By |2018-01-03T18:29:55+00:00October 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Grotie Buckies!
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