Monday, 24 November 2014

One Shot Two Takes

I am collaborating with a fab photographer Alex Taylor, he takes the photos and i interperate them onto canvas. It's a very challenging process to be part of.  It is interesting to see how two artistically minded people can approach the same image in different ways.

There is now a new section on my website dedicated to One Shot Two Takes and we also have our brand new Facebook Page!

Please do stop by and have a browse, like and share too if you like what you see!

Monday, 3 November 2014


We had a lovely arty afternoon down at the cloud 9 gallery on my beginners workshop to acrylic painting. Everyone did so well and produced fab paintings. It was very interesting to see the individual takes and styles achieved on the same image. Well done everyone! Thank you to Alex Taylor Photography for giving us permission to paint his beautiful landscape photograph.

My "Patchwork Landscape" Painting (A4 Size)
Work produced during the workshop

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Painting Workshop

Only a couple of weeks until the first of my acrylic painting workshops!  Limited spaces available, please contact Cloud 9 Gallery book your place!

Monday, 13 October 2014

Wainhouse Moon

Here is my latest finished painting "Wainhouse Moon". Oil on canvas 16" x 20".  

This is my version of a photograph taken by Alex Taylor which he has kindly given me permission to use as reference. You can see Alex's original photograph here of which my painting is based:

Please do also check out his fab page at Alex Taylor Photography

For more information on the Tower please check out my blog at:

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Make it in design Brief 2

The second intermediate brief for the summer school was titled Animal Print and was to bring different prints together to create a confluent clash.  I tried out different ways of approaching the design but in the end decided that merging the patterns into a stripe suited the finished product better. Colouring the design into the palette given was quite challenging as it was difficult to get away from the traditional animal colours.  I found that by keeping the background quite subdued i could add splashes of the brighter colours as highlights.  This worked perfectly on this particular design and has created a pleasing looking final product.

Find out more about the summer school or see galleries of work produced here at:

Monday, 11 August 2014

Make It In Design!

This Summer i have joined in with lots of creative designers in the Make it in design summer school. 3 briefs will be sent out to us all during the course of the summer.  We have to submit one design and the design also mocked up on a product.  I chose the Intermediate track.  The first brief was entitled Retro Geometric.  A style i love as i was able to merge my love of art into the theme together with a design style i also admire.  I took the form of Mondrian's work and gave it a Pucci twist.  I used Pucci colours and twisted the Mondrian shapes in different directions, the heavy outlines working beautifully as they are a common factor between both styles.

Here is my design mocked up on swimwear!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Autumn In Paris!

Here is my finished oil painting!  Autumn In Paris!  It will be available to buy soon at

Sunday, 25 May 2014

W.I.P 4!

After the madness of getting everything ready for the art market last week, i finally got back to my oil painting today!  There is definitely more life to it now!

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Cloud 9 pre-launch market

Yesterday was the Cloud 9 Gallery's pre-launch art market at Hebden Bridge and i had my own stall there!

It was a really enjoyable day.  I met some lovely talented people, got excellent feedback and the sun was shining!  My stall looked fab and i unveiled my new collection of mounted prints which will soon be available to buy at the cloud 9 gallery and also on my website soon!

Thank you to cloud 9 gallery for putting on a great event!

Thank you also to Urban Gypsy Crochet for this video of a quick look around the market on which i make an appearance!

Friday, 9 May 2014

On Cloud 9!

A selection of Christine Heyworth's original paintings will be available to see and buy in the brand new Cloud 9 Gallery arts and crafts store.

The store will be opening on 7th June 2014 and is in Bacup, Lancashire and to celebrate, they are having a pre-launch arts market which i am proud to say i am taking part in!

I have been a busy bee preparing my stall and deciding which paintings to take.  I also have a few more additions which i will be unveiling on the day!  It's all very exciting and i hope you can join in the celebration with me by popping by and saying hello at the art market which takes place on Saturday 17th May 2014 at the Holme street art centre, in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.

See you there!

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Here is my work in progress, stage 3!  I have added more shading to the Eiffel Tower and blocked in the tree in the foreground!  I plan to add more vibrant colours to the tree to create a bit of sparkle but i had to leave it at this stage today due to the colours starting to become muddy!  The hazards of wet oil paint!

Saturday, 8 March 2014

The Beginning Of A New Oil Painting!

I started my next oil painting today!  Having been away from the easel for far too long it was great to get back to my old friends the paintbrushes and to splash some colour around!

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Painting Development!

I have done quite a bit more work on my oil painting today.  It's nearly at the stage where i can stop working on it but i think i might like to add a bit more colour to the background!  I'm going to live with it and see.  The paint will take quite a while to dry as i have applied it very thickly in places with a palette knife!

Sunday, 12 January 2014

New Year! New Painting!

I started my first oil painting of 2014 today!  Quite happy with the base coat but still loads to be done!

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year!

What a year it has been and i have 11 brand new paintings to show for it!  I wonder what inspiration 2014 will bring? Happy new year everyone!