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29 03, 2017



Welcome to total-art, showing the latest editions of my own art and creative work and new to the site, I will now promote the Events taking place in Warton Hall Gardens and Art Studio, Lytham Lancashire. Since I last wrote I have travelled around the world for 4 months, across all our great oceans, seen the stars of the southern hemisphere for the first time and met so many beautiful people of all the countries I

1 07, 2015

Lytham Arts Festival 2015


LYTHAM ARTS FESTIVAL 2015 4TH - 12TH JULY Lytham Arts festival is 9 days of music, art, literature and dance in and around Lytham town centre. There are events and activities every day for both adults and children and of course there are plenty of wonderful restaurants and cafes to eat in and best of all there is the sea and the beach, a promenade to walk along, parks to play and to rest a while.

21 05, 2015

National Garden Scheme at Warton Hall


And so the people came to visit the garden and the woodland, to see the Bluebells and the trees: and they were just spectacular. The sun shone and the Tea Room was a buzz of chatter and chinking of tea cups with so many cakes it was difficult to choose which one to eat. Those that came to help welcomed everyone at the gate and

6 05, 2015

National Garden Scheme Artists Work arrives


The joy of being 2 years old.Scarlett dressed for all weathers. Bluebells galore Silent Walk Horse. Black smith Gill Grice. Bluebells galore Art Installation by Nicola Thompson 'Washing Line' 'Which is Real, the Woodland or the Mirror Image?'by Nicola Thompson This week 20 artists are bringing their work to place in the woodland and gardens of Warton Hall. The sun

27 04, 2015

Work in Progress in the Garden


Art Installation by Nicola Thompson Nicola sitting in the Weeping Hornbeam taking a break from racking up the autumn leaves Scarlett Emily Rose a free spirit Taking out the floors to the north wing of Warton Hall. Only two weeks to go and the gates will open at Warton Hall for visitors to walk the woodland paths and see the sculptures in the garden. The trees are covered

19 03, 2015

The Garden and Creation


When the sun rises the colours rise too and a new day begins. Each day brings new opportunities to find out about this place we call home. At Warton Hall the renovations are in full swing, with the garages to the front of the house now almost complete and the joining of Holly Cottage into the main house, stripped, scaffolded and ready for the new roof.  This is where the work began. and the raised vegetable beds have been

9 02, 2015

Warton Hall Opens with the National Garden Scheme 2015


                        Warton Hall will be opening to the public 9th - 17th May 2015 with the National Garden Scheme. Warton Hall is a small Georgian Manor house in Lancashire once the home of Augustus Wykeham Clifton. The gardens are approximately 4 acres of mainly woodland and lawn. There is a bog garden and vegetable garden. Interested persons are invited to submit their own ideas as to how they could contribute to the Woodland Meditation

18 11, 2014

National Garden Scheme 2015 www.ngs.org


In May 2015 I will exhibit my glass, stone and ceramic art and sculptures in Warton Hall woodland gardens along with other artists . There will be opportunities for the public to meet the artists and take part in different activities like drawing and painting in the garden as well as outdoor meditation.  Activities for our young people will include art and craft activities and story telling in our tepee. Warton Hall is now associated with The National Garden Scheme for Lancashire,

27 10, 2014

Contemporary Tableware Glass 2014


My tableware glass pieces are beautiful, well made, colourful, practical and affordable. The collection consists of glass platters and coasters for cheeses or cakes (as an example), in sets with 2 or 4 coasters. They are kiln fused glass with smooth, organic formed edges and small clear ‘feet’ that lift them off the table surface. There are three different standard sizes, 23cmx23cm, 28cmx28cm and 34cmx34cm. Sizes can be made to order. Colours can be selected from the extensive range

22 10, 2014

Contemporary Mixed Media Pieces for Interior and Exterior Spaces


I have always been surrounded by art and a love of nature, I came to glass by accident in 1998 and have explored its properties and played with it ever since. It is this science that often leads my ideas experimenting in my studio with surfaces and textures. I first have a sculptural approach to my art with drawings and photographs and then I choose my materials, glass is selected for its transparent, translucent or opaque