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An Artist's Newsletter - 4th Edition, February 2015

February can often be a cold and dreary time of the year, but this year the studio is full of energy and love as 2016 sees yet more progress in getting my art out there and visible.

It started with an invitation in December last year to feature my work in the newly launching Gallery Muro catalog, due to be out in early March. Aimed specifically at the interior design end of the art market, this will see my glass paintings reach an entirely new audience alongside some amazing artists in a variety of media. 

Then last month I was invited to join The Magic Lamp house, 7 Dials Trail, for this year's Artist Open Houses. Part of the Brighton Festival that happens every May, this event will introduce my work to Brighton for the first time - if you live close then I hope to see you there. Until then you can follow The Magic Lamp on Facebook and Twitter. They are a friendly group of artists working in a wide range of media, catering to a range of home decor tastes so it's worth checking them out! Closer to the time I promise to let you know what days I will be on hand to welcome visitors. 

In the meantime you can continue to follow progress of my current commission on social media (noting you DON'T need to have any accounts to take a look) or read my most recent blog post on creativity and "Just Letting Go" - click here to read it now. 

And until next month I wish you a lucky Chinese New Year, a tasty Pancake Day/Mardi Gras, a loving Valentine's, a well-child half-term holiday (as appropriate) and an unexpectedly magical Leap Day - after all they are rarer than Blue Moons these days! Look it up if you don't believe me ;)

With lots of love from the far side of the glass, 

*NEW* Video and Timelapse Gallery now on my website with new videos added every week or so - camera and coordination allowing ;) 
Treat yourself to random thoughts, necessary whimsy and work in progress by checking out @MJHodgeArt on the social media links below.
3rd time lucky? My entry to the Royal Academy Summer Show 2016, deadline for application in February with decisions following throughout the spring.

SPECIAL OFFER for Subscribers

As you'll see in the box below it is time to increase the price of my small matte prints, including all of my Sussex Series prints. As a very special offer to my Newsletter Subscribers you will be able to continue buying unframed prints at £30 direct from me until the 31st of March 2016. 

In addition, you will be able to order ready-framed prints at £55 each for this same period. Please note framed prints may require up to 2 weeks for delivery. 
Discounts for multiple purchases at one time will continue to be available.
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Notice of Price Increase

It is time to increase the prices on my Sussex and Matte Series prints to £40 each. Newly available I'm also now offering READY FRAMED prints at £65 each (with a 1-2 week lead time). Pictured here in wood with an ivory stained finish that perfectly sets off the artwork in any home decor.

*Note StudioCat is NOT included!*
Recommended in Sussex: "Order and Chance"
An Exhibition from 20 Feb to 2 April

As some of you know I've been meeting up with other artists and gallerists in London over the last year. This has been a fabulous way for me to meet some amazing creative people. For the chance to see one of them in action, check out Briony Marshall's DNA, Helix of Life at Candida Stevens Fine Art in Chichester this spring. 
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