Blue Coot… is off to the Publishers

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Blue Coot… “Why are you so blue?” The ducklings asked.

“I don’t know!” said the Coot

The Blue coot ambled his way along the riverbank… wondering why he was so blue when his brother was surely black.

 “A trick of the light!” said his mother.

It is a story of taking a walk on the wild-side with Moorhens and coots..
I am presently looking to get a publisher… it is an illustrated read aloud story for around 5 year olds.  Life on the river banks and canals….

Kingfisher diving bubbles


WOW !!! said the Blue coot…. “how did you do that?”

This is a liittle taster from the manuscript… I am looking into trying to get it published… watch this space….

Taking a Walk on the Wild-side

Audlem CV poster


A new exhibition opening in March; it is the largest exhibition in the U.K. of canal related works.  A diverse collection of media and styles, contemporary and traditional.  I am looking forward to being part of this group exhibition; I am showing a collection of drawings which are part of a series called Taking a walk on the Wildside; a celebration of movement through drawing.


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All twittered which seems quite appropriate really!  Find me on twitter :

Finally I have hooked up with twitter: a big learning curve for me.  March has been a fantastic month and so far the year is going with a bang.  After having a drawing with prose accepted to be part of the Hexopolis project at the Leeds Art Book Fair – which was so exciting I must add. So  I am now dashing about between drawing and the framers getting ready for the Audlem Mill  - Canal Art Exhibition.  A small exhibition which will have the largest collection of canal and waterways related artworks on display and for sale.


Audlem Mill Limited, The Wharf, AUDLEM, Cheshire CW3 0DX, UK



Blue Coot at the Tetley Gallery, Leeds

Blue Coot

Blue coot… taking a walk !

My entry for the Hexopolis open exhibition


GALLERY 1  -  HEXOPOLIS by Katya Robin 

7-22 MARCH 2015

Curated projects and events programme complementing the annual International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair..

HEXOPOLIS is an on-going research and participatory art project led by Katya Robin about hexagons in public spaces. The collection seeks to identify hexagon motifs and the possibility of unifying themes. ‘Hexopolis’ is a term assembled by Robins from ancient Greek: HEX meaning 6 and OPOLIS meaning city-state, run by its citizens. And so, using the hexagon as a framework, the project considers urban living. Visitors to this exhibition are invited to contribute to the research by adding ideas about hexagons and built spaces and making hexagonal booklets.

The Leeds International Book Fair is a nice exhibition where writers, poets and book makers come together to create and show their creations to a public audience.