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About Mandy McKenna and News

Mandy McKenna Designs is a brand of products created and made individual by artist Mandy McKenna from her West Sussex studio. A self taught floral artist with a huge imagination and passion for introducing colour into your home with a selection of different products by taking her original floral artwork created in watercolour, acrylic  and clay designs by producing a range of cards, stationary , textiles, furniture,  pottery and prints . Would you like to work with Mandy and let her create for your business and home? Contact Mandy and let her design a range for you , from her inspiration of nature 
Ideas for your home,  shop window, garden furniture , homeware, restaurant murals, conservatory accessories let Mandy get creative for you !
Stall News 2023  - Visit Mandy's stall at Horsham Market. Meet Mandy McKenna a floral artist from West Sussex and very passionate about floral art, surface patterns and creating for your home. Artwork to make a statement ,bringing the countryside into your home ! Colours that make impact but create a calm space to enhance your life. Make an impact with visual ideas and let Mandy create bespoke artwork in a variety of mediums. Gorgeous rich colours and textures. An artist and designer, who loves to create bespoke handmade and hand painted floral designs to add beauty and functional artwork to your home and business
News 2023 - Watch Mandy painting live in a variety of locations this Spring and Summer as Artist in Residence at RHS Leonardslee Garden  22nd July to 30th July set in the wonderful gardens live painting and stall with a selection of artwork and pottery 
2022 News - *Completed Christmas Markets - Thankyou for visiting my stall at the Christmas Markets  *Completed Chichester my Pop up shop - Thankyou for the  launch of Mandy's New textiles and fabric range, colour palettes to add to your home and her gallery of artwork with prints and original art and pottery  *Completed -  Mandy was Artist in Residence at Haslemere Fringe Festival for 3 days painting live the essence and visual look of the festival from a floral artists. Supporting established and new bands such as Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Feelings, Toploader, Space Fishermen and Singer Songwriter Molly McKenna 
     NEWS -  Completed Community Art Project 2022 Haslemere Hens
Painted for charity a 3ft hen, now named the 'Happy Hippy Chick' Sponsored by my companies Firing Earth /Mandy McKenna Designs and Landlord Rob Barr
Owner of The Onslow Arms , Loxwood Mandy's design is based on festivals, flower power and music. Created with a few musician signatures to added to the artwork. Mandy's second hen as artist is for the Hunters Dementia Centre - Mandy designed and painted `Hetty Hunter ` with the theme of the centres logo. Mandy visited the centre to have the residents help paint the centres of the daisies A bit of team work. `Hetty Hunter` is sponsored by Maggie Barr. Find ' Happy Hippy Chick' at a variety of events at The Onslow Arms, Loxwood soon and hope you enjoyed the launch in June at Haslemere Museum along with another 80 hens ready to go to the auction to raise money for a variety of charity. Hetty Hunter has been bought for the centre for the residents to enjoy 
Completed-  Thankyou for all that managed to visit Mandy's range at VSMS New Pop up Shop in Swan Walk Shopping Centre, Horsham now selling Mandy McKenna Designs a selection of products in an independent business under one roof in May and closed June 2022 
 Completed `Pop up Shop in the High Street in Horsham as the doors closed after 3 months of trading during November, December 2021 and January 2022. Another collaboration of small businesses under one roof . Thank you to all of you who visited, shopped and gave such fantastic comments
Completed  Pop Up Shop Chichester Summer 2021 - Thankyou to everyone for a fantastic 8 weeks at my Pop Up Shop at Crane Street, Chichester in May, June and July 2021 with my Artwork & Pottery Ranges! Mandy met many friendly and supportive locals who left fantastic comments in my visitors book here are some comments book from Chichester Pop up Shop
Customer feedback....
 'So welcoming, the shops a treasure trove of happiness ' - Rebecca
' So beautiful what a treat ' - Alison
I am emotionally attached to everything in here' - Annabel
' Beautiful Colours & Designs ' - Dorrie 
 Thankyou to Chichester District Council 'Pop Up Shop ' scheme 
Completed Fundraising News 2020 , 2021 - For The NHS Mandy made Rainbow ceramic hearts & rainbow holly leaves and sold to local customers and businesses. Raising over £1000.00 donated to a variety of charities. Sands, Guildford Maternity Unit, The Fountain Centre, Guildford Cancer Centre at Royal Surrey Hospital, Petworth Cottage Care Home received hearts for the residents and The Jarvis Centre Hospital, Guildford. Thankyou to everyone who helped me achieve funds to charity. They were thrilled with the money donated 2020
Completed NHS Wedding Competition 2021 An open competition for NHS and Key workers to enter to win a Wedding to the value of £45,000 to say thank you to NHS. Mandy's company was asked to participate and voluntary make 50 ceramic Wedding favors for the winning couple. Winners, Laura and Mike were selected and chose their designs. Mandy individually made hearts, hand painted floral designs with colours of their rainbow theme for their big day in September 2021. Congratulations Laura and Mike. Coverage on news and TV in 2021
 Completed Community Art Projects 2015, 2016,2017,2018,2019 - Mandy McKenna Designs have been part of many fundraising projects over the past years from working with The Late Amazing Artist Sir David Shepherd with Elephant & Rhino Art Projects with local schools & Community Art Projects in 2015 & 2016. Working along side author Colin Butcher & Pet Detective Dog Molly at Haselmere Community Art Project. During 2019 my companies Mandy McKenna Designs & Firing Earth were the sponsors/artist of two 3ft hounds. Mandy painted & designed the Haslemere Hounds sold at auction, raising money for Cancer Research, chosen charity for this event Mandy McKenna Designs were the sponsor & artist. Floral & fairy artwork design, based Mandy's Fairy Book soon to be published
Ziggy Star Dog sold at the main auction in 2019 'Ziggy Star Dog ' personally signed by Actress Dame Julie Walters, who kindly visited Mandy's studio in Ifold ! Julie joined Mandy and together both signed the hound! Lots of laughter ,followed by a nice cup of tea! 
  Author Colin Butcher - Molly The Pet Detective Visited Mandy's Pop Up Shop Chichester and held a book signing with Molly The Pet Detective Dog to promote Molly and Pop up shops 
 Jodie Kidd visited the Studio 2019 
Mandy's second hound was designed, painted and sponsored by fashion model `Jodie Kidd ' Together we named the hound `Half Moon Hound` signed by Jodie & Mandy McKenna ` Half Moon Hound` now lives in Jodie`s pub `The Half Moon` Kirdford, West Sussex
2018 Mandy designed and painted for the fundraising community art project` Haslemere Hares` sponsors Haslemere, Milford & Godalming Farmers Market for their charity Dementia Society
Mandy McKenna Designs has been part of many fundraising projects over the past years.including having worked with The Late Amazing Artist Sir David Shepherd with Elephant and Rhino Art Projects with local schools and Community Art Projects in 2015 and 2016 an honour to meet him and visit his wonderful studio, private collection and home
Mandy has worked and helped raise funds with many local schools, Bramley Infant School, Surrey for their new build Muriel of tiles including the children's handprints from each year group created a muriel of hand painted tiles plus painted artwork of shops and businesses in Bramley High Street hand onto tiles with the mums from the school, it looks amazing
 MUSIC NEWS - Artist Supported by Mandy McKenna Designs. Meet my daughter Singer Songwriter Molly McKenna - Young singer songwriter from West Sussex and Surrey . Molly has supported and played at many of the charity events that I have been involved in and continues to support many other charities with playing live gigs, while achieving and growing her own music career. 'It's not Fair' 'All I can think of is you` Molly`s original songs written and sung' and new tracks on Spotify & YouTube View Molly McKenna on all social media, YouTube & Facebook. Molly is listened to in over 67 countries throughout the world .Book Molly for your music event, festival, pub & special occasion . Checkout Mollys' New band `Space Fishermen` New singleout now  'Space Fishing' out on all platforms 
 Winners Battle of the Bands in Guildford, next gigs Haslemere Fringe Festival, Boiler Rooms,Guildford, The Wooden Bridge, Guildford, Onslow Arms, Loxwood and more.View @space .fishermen
Mandy thanks her husband, children , family and friends for all their help and patience over years for letting her be creative all the time , supporting and believing in her. Mandy set up the studio in Surrey 20 years ago and then relocated the studio to the West Sussex countryside and continues the creative journey and this is where you will find Mandy today in 2023 with her paint brush in hand and clay creations, in her world of colour