It’s not long now until the day we all tell our mothers how much we love them.

As you grow older you realise that your mother is the most important person in your life, she made you the person you are today, and on this one special Sunday we get the chance to reminder her that we know how special she is; even if we don’t always show it.

Over the past few months I have been meeting with all of the artists to see what’s new and what 2018 and can bring for us…

Last week I met with Laura Edgar, a wonderful textile artist with work on display here with us, but on top of that she is wonderful mother and daughter, juggling work and family. Her work in textiles means that she gets to recycle and re-use every item. Her bangles are made from her daughter’s ballet shoes and her nans spare bed linen can often be found in her framed originals, each piece of work comes with a small memory from Laura’s family… Perfect for Mother’s Day, a gift from one mother to another.

Another artist I will be meeting up with is Anna Johnson, a talented artist whose mother is always there for her. We often see Anna’s mum more often than Anna, dashing in with deliveries for us as Anna continues at home producing more work. Without our mothers where would we be!

And finally, to round off my Mother’s Day tribute, Emily Ward is a mother and full-time artist, but Emily like many of us, classes her four-legged friends as extra children and is often requested to produce portraits of customers cats and dogs. With a passion for colour Emily can truly capture the mischief in our four-legged family members

So I would like to say Happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers, Grandmothers, Great Grandmothers and those of you out there waiting to become a mother for the very first time.

March 11th is Mother’s Day put a note in your diary now.