Cornwall Today. May 2016. Easy As 123 Since coming to Cornwall, Stephanie Kirkham has found success in both art and music. Cornwall-based artist and singer-songwriter Stephanie Kirkham has enjoyed a busy 2016 so far. Her third album, Tiny Spark was released in January and she is currently putting together an exhibition of her most recent artwork in preparation for Open Studios from May 28th to June 5th She first threw open the doors of her studio at Townshend, near Hayle for Open Studios 2015. “I’d never exhibited my art before, so it was great to be a part of something that was happening already” says Stephanie, who is softly spoken with an accent that betrays her Lancashire upbringing. “It’s such a great idea – you don’t feel so alone, and yet you can still do your own thing in your own way. I had no idea if anyone would come, but around 130 people dropped in. It gave me so much confidence, and I’m really looking forward to it this year.” She works in colourful acrylics, building up layers before sanding and scratching to reveal patterns and textures. The area around Gwithian, with Godrevy lighthouse to the east and St Ives […]
WORLDWIDE SUCCESS FOR SINGER STEPHANIE Sarah de Waard talks to talented singer and songwriter Stephanie Kirkham about her uplifting new album, Tiny Spark Singer Stephanie Kirkham has delighted critics with the release of her charming and inspirational third album, co-written and produced by Grammy Award winning musician Phil Thornalley. Stephanie was born and raised in the Ribble Valley and after finishing her studies at Longridge High School she studied at Blackpool Art College and spent time working as a model in Japan before realising her dream of writing and releasing her first album, That Girl, in 2003 after sending her acapella recordings to publishers and record labels in London. Stephanie’s latest album is packed with catchy and upbeat songs like ‘Easy as 123’, which has been featured on TV advertising campaigns in the UK for Peugeot, in Europe for EDF and in the U.S.A for Miracle Grow. Stephanie tells me: “This new album has been a long time in the making and I have really enjoyed the whole process. There hasn’t been any pressure and Phil has been a wonderful mentor, we get together in the studio whenever we feel like it and I think that has helped to […]
Artists across Cornwall throw open their doors! www.openstudioscornwall.co.uk Open Studios Cornwall 28th May – 5th June I’ll have my paintings on display and along with Kaj Skjervik, I’ll be singing songs from ‘Tiny Spark’ at 8pm on Friday 3rd June. Join the web members and email me for more information.