With lockdown x 3 the arts have struggled this year, with many events & exhibitions being cancelled or postponed. It looked as if the annual Rugby Open Art Competition would happen breifly, however lockdown 3 intervened. The exhibition is currently on display, with hopes that socially distanced visitors will be allowed in before it is dismantled in April. I have had two prints selected, which I have shown below, along with the link to the online catalogue and overall exhibition.
Many events are being cancelled even up to Christmas so sadly there is only one exhibition I can currently rely on. Organised by Uk Artists, I will be exhibiting alongside other artists at The Royal Priors in Leamington Spa from 1st-20th September, open everyday 11-5pm. I am showing work I have yet to exhibit and some new browser work too.
I thought I would share some of my new work.
I have two events in the calendar for September & they still appear to be going ahead.
My efforts are therefore focused on developing some of my themes in preparation.
‘2 Blues.’ has sadly finished now. We enjoyed exhibiting at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum and we received many positive comments.
I have had my collagraph print ‘Life’s flotsam & jetsam.’ accepted for The Coventry Open, The Herbert Art Gallery & museum. Coventry. On display from 29th February- 19th April.
From 24th March – 14th April I am taking part in UK Artists annual exhibition at Arts Trail Gallery.
Royal Priors Parade, Leamington Spa CV32 4XT- POSTPONED due to coronavius- on 1st-20th September
From Friday 1st May 2020 (By Invitation Only) – Sunday 3rd May 2020 I will be exhibiting at the Stratford Art fair 2020
A short film of 2 Blues exhibition
I’ve completed some new work for the 2 Blues Exhibition, which is currently on show in the Floor One Gallery, Rugby Museum and Art Gallery.
I am showing alongside abstract artist Gordon Connell until the 5th March and we are open everyday from 10 – 5 pm.
As I look back on 2019 I believe my work has progressed, in the way I use paint and other mediums. I have made a concerted effort to work on a larger scale and feel I have been successful. I will still continue to work small too, I get a lot of pleasure from working at different scales. I’ve also been developing my etching skills and I am particularly enjoying dry point. I am intending to try collagraph printing and sugar lift when I next making a copper plate etching. My motivation in all scenarios is mark making and the different qualities I can achieve..
As well as progress in my work I have also been involved in more art exhibitions and events and hope to continue building on these in 2020. My next project is an exhibition at Rugby Museum & Art Gallery, where I will be showing alongside Gordon Connell
Some of the work I’ve sold this year