Purple Faye 3D Acrylic Paintings at Wakefield Chantry Chapel as part of the Art Walk on Wednesday May 25th

On Wednesday the 25th of May (2016) Purple Faye will have an exhibition of her 3D Acrylic Paintings at the Chantry Chapel in Wakefield (on the bridge near the Hepworth gallery see address further below).

This will be part of the Wakefield ArtWalk and starts at 5pm and finishes at 9pm. (see artwalk.org.uk for further details of venues participating)

It will be your chance to take a look at the “Ponte Project” and “Planes and Trains” collections and talk to the artist. There will also be a selection of other 3D Acrylic Paintings available for sale which you can buy directly from the artist along with being able to commission and order your very own unique 3D Acrylic Painting to be made specially for you.

I really hope you can make it on Wednesday 25th May,


Chantry Chapel of St Mary the Virgin
Chantry Bridge Industrial Estate
West Yorkshire
Find out more about Chantry Chapel on the website
(Photographs by Brian Holding)

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Take care,

Purple Faye x


Making of the “All Saints Church 2” in Pontefract 3D Acrylic Painting by Purple Faye

The making of my most recent 3D Acrylic Painting of the All Saints Church in Pontefract, West Yorkshire.

A little history about the All Saints Church –

There has been a church on the site or close by since Anglo Saxon times, it even featured in the Domesday Book survey in the year 1086. The present church was built around the 1300s, but only a few parts of that church now remain. In 1536 when Henry the 8th announced dissolution it sparked an uprising known as the Pilgrimage of Grace, many supporters went to Pontefract to establish themselves in the nearby castle. The then Archbishop of York was preaching in the church at Pontefract and asked for moderation, this had a reverse effect on the congregation and they dragged him from the pulpit and off to the castle. When the civil war took place the church was constantly changing from one side to the other and at one time was reported to have been hit over 60 times by cannon balls. In fact during recent renovations one was found still embedded in one of the walls.

This is the first 3D Acrylic Painting I’ve made in my Pontefract studio as part of my Ponte Project

The next one will be Pontefract Castle so look out for the work in progress of that on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter


Don’t worry if you miss it as I’ll be showing the complete process in a blog post like this too.

Till next time

Take care

Purple Faye x


Ponte Project

Now I’ve got more space to work in, thanks to my new studio in Pontefract, I can return to a project that I started when I was at the pop up shop in Castleford.

I wanted to challenge myself with making 3D Acrylic Paintings of buildings/places. I thought that if I did them of local buildings/places  they’d mean more to local people when they saw them as well as to me.

I began with the Allinson Mill in Castleford as it seemed to be popular with people there and it was somewhere that I always liked to look at on my way to and from the pop up shop.

"Mill 3" 3D Acrylic Painting by Purple Faye

The next place I wanted to make a 3D Acrylic Painting of was the All Saints Church in Pontefract. It’s somewhere I’d always liked the look of and I thought it would be a challenge for me, which it was.

Another building I’d always liked the look of was the Buttercross in Pontefract so that was the next one I wanted to make a 3D Acrylic Painting of.

"Buttercross and St Giles Church" 3D Acrylic Painting by Purple Faye

The plan now is to find/look at more local buildings/places that I can make 3D Acrylic Paintings of. I’ll then put them together in a dedicated exhibition at my studio and possibly elsewhere locally if I can.

If you have any suggestions for local buildings/places for me try or if you have somewhere that is special to you and you’d like to have a 3D Acrylic Painting of it then I’d love to hear from you.

I’ll keep you updated with how I’m getting on.

Till next time
Take care

Purple Faye x