Ironstone Prize

‘In a climate of change,’ can be seen at Banbury Museum and Art Gallery https://www.banburymuseum.org/ from 27th January-10th March 2024. The Ironstone Art Prize is a biennual award, which I’m happy to say I have been selected for.

Wells Art Contemporary

I’m over the moon to have my painting ‘English Summer,’ selected for The Wells Art Contemporary exhibition.

Wells Art Contemporary (WAC) was established in 2012 by a group of artists in Wells, the beautiful cathedral city in the South-West of England. Wells Cathedral, dedicated to St Andrew the Apostle, is the seat of the Bishop of Bath and Wells. Its magnificent West Front dates from the 13th Century and in August each year the Cathedral becomes the venue for the annual WAC exhibition.

WAC is an open competition and exhibition for contemporary visual arts which has established a strong presence in the UK art world and which is drawing artists from places as diverse as Australia, Azerbaijan, India, Italy, Korea, Japan and the United States.

The exhibition runs from the 5th August- 2nd September 2023

New work

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.

Mixed Media paintings measuring 16″ x 12″ unmounted
3 Mixed media paintings on rag paper

Looking back & forwards into 2020

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

New for November

This weekend I am taking part in the Making a mark exhibition at St Edwards Hall, The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cheltenham GL54 1AF.
I am planning to exhibit some new work including at least one 40″ x 40″ canvas alongside my smaller pieces.

New for November: I am looking forward to appearing at the White Horse Gallery, on Saturday the 30th 2-4 pm.
There will be some new paintings and an opportunity to talk with me about my work.
White Horse Gallery, 12 South Bar Street, Banbury, OX16 9AA

‘Distant thoughts.’
Oil on canvas.
40″ x 40″

‘Lost in the moment.’
Oil on canvas.
40″ x 40″

The latest events

I’ve begun working on larger canvases, I am enjoying the freedom of movement and mark making on a larger scale.

I’ve also delivered my work to the Stratford Art Society 60th annual exhibition. Showing at King Edward Vl school, Chapel Lane. Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6BE from 14th – 25th August, 10.30 – 5.

‘Peaceful moments.’
Oil on canvas.
Approx 80 x 30 cm.

 ‘Serenity.’
Oil on canvas.
50 x 50 cm.

 ‘The time approaches.’
Oil on canvas.
20 cm x 20 cm unframed.

‘The tempest.’
mixed media on paper.
12 x 10 inches mounted.

Work submitted to Art Society exhibition.

Thinking ahead

Warwickshire open studios was great. We had many wonderful visitors with very positive feedback.

Since then I’m pleased to have been accepted for The People’s Landscape, at the National Trust’s Claydon House, Buckinghamshire. https://www.facebook.com/events/claydon-house/art-exhibition-the-peoples-landscape

I am also preparing for the annual Stratford Art Society Exhibition which is in it’s 60th Year. Open from 14th August-25th August 10.30 – 5pm daily. Held at King Edward V1 School. Chapel Lane. Stratford upon Avon. CV37 6BE.

 

‘The days sail by.’
Oil on canvas.
40″ x 40″.

‘Lost in thought.’
Mixed media on paper
10″ x 10″ including mount.

‘Surging on.’
Mixed media on paper.
10″ x 10″  including mount.

Some of the work I sold during Warwickshire open studios

‘A storm is Brewing.’ Mixed media on paper. 16″ x 16″ including frame.

 

Full steam ahead.

I’m painting in preparation for Warwickshire Open Studios next month.

Pictures of the paintings I plan to exhibit below. Also there will be browser work & some of my small paintings too.

I am excited to be showing some of my new work and looking forward to meeting our visitors.

Open from 15th June – 30th June. 11-5 apart from Sunday 12-5.

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