Warwickshire Open Studios 2023

It’s that time of year when preparations are well underway for Warwickshire Open Studios. As in previous years I will be showing in Ettington Church The event runs from 17th June-2nd July but we open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays throughout 11-5/ 12-5 Sundays.

Forthcoming exhibitions for 2023

I Currently have Four events scheduled for my diary in 2023.

The first is at Number 8 Pershore and is a group exhibition, running from 13th April-3rd May. I hope to be showing prints and paintings.  Number 8, High Street, Pershore, WR10 1BG

The second is as part of Warwickshire Open Studios running from the 17th June-2nd July. I will be showing new works and prints. Ettington Church, 3 Halford Rd, Ettington, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7TH

The Third is Contemporary Arts Festival Discover:Gather:Give. Running from November 17th-19th November 2023. Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall CV37 6EF

The Fourth is ‘Abstracted,’ and is a three person show on from 22nd-28th November at Spring Gallery, Cheltenham, GL50 1SW. I will be presenting new paintings and prints. 

 

November Plans

Coming up in November I have https://discovergathergive.co.uk/ a contemporary Arts Fair.
Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall, 1 Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6EF
Opening Times:
Friday18th November Private View by invitation only 6.30 to 8.30pm
Saturday19th Open to the Public 10.30 -5pm
Sunday 20th Open to the Public 10.30 – 4pm

At the end of the month from I am taking part in a Pop Up Exhibition with the Visual Arts Forum. We will be taking over the old H&M shop in Bell Court, Rother Street, Stratford upon Avon. CV37  6JP
Dates:
Friday 25th November Private View by invitiation only 6 to 8pm
Saturday 26th November to Sunday 4th December
Check out https://www.facebook.com/VisualArtsForum events for opening hours.

Some of the paintings and prints I intend to show 

‘The passing of the day.’
Monoprint.
25 cm  x 20 cm unmounted.

‘The day ebbs & flows.’
Oil on board.
37 cm x 27 cm framed.

‘Up ahead.’
Oil on board.
63 cm  x 52 cm framed.

Autumn News

I have been selected as a finalist by Broadway Arts Festival for the Open Art Competition 2022. On from 21st – 30th October at Broadway Museum and Art Gallery, 65 High St, Broadway WR12 7DP

On the 23rd October 10 – 4,  I am taking part in The Warwickshire Arts Festival, Woodland Grange, Old Milverton Lane, Leamington Spa CV32 6RN

On the 19th and 20th November 10-5 (Private view 18th November) I have a stand at the Contemporary Arts Fair/Discover Gather Give.  Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall CV37 6EF

Finally, I was unexpectedely approached  with a request to use  ‘A sweet smell of Summer,’ to promote the Stratford Literary Festival Autumn programme. Naturally I said yes, so look out for the banners!

‘A sweet smell of Summer.’
Oil on Board
28 cm  x 23 cm

My latest news

In recent times I’m happy to have been shortlisted for the RA Summer exhibition. Since then my energies have gone into completing new paintings and prints in readiness for Warwickshire Open Studios. Exhibiting from the 18th June to 3rd July. I am again showing with seven other artists in Ettington Church, 3 Halford Rd, Ettington, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7TH

Some of the paintings I intend to show During Warwickshire Open Studios

‘The sweet smell of summer.’
Oil on board.
23 cm  x 28 cm unframed.

‘Changing days.’
Oil on board.
36 cm x 29 cm unframed.

‘Drift away.’
Oil on board.
23 cm  x 28 cm unframed.

Print opportunity

My prints will be appearing at the Derby Open 2022. The Derby Print Open is an exhibition showcasing contemporary printmaking from artists based in the United Kingdom. The Derby Print Open was created in 2018, by Green Door Printmaking Studio, with a simple ideology; to promote printmaking and printmakers around the UK. The show will be on display from 1st June – 30th June. The prints below are amongst the ones I have on show.  https://www.derbyprintopen.org/

 

‘A waft of memory.’
Collagraph print.
18cm x 18cm.

‘Rolling days.’
Collagraph print in editions of 12.
31 x 22 cm

‘The journey through life.’
Monoprint.
25cm x 20cm

Printmaking adventures

My goal with printmaking is to keep it experimental and as receptive to the incidental as my painting. To this end I have been experimenting with collagraph prints. This technique allows me a greater sense of freedom when preparing the plate, which is fun. This translates into a freer looking print. My longer term plan is too also draw into the plate at the printing stage and to combine intaglio with relief printing processes. For now please enjoy my latest explorations.

‘High tide.’ Collagraph print

‘The turn of the tide.’ Collagraph print

‘Midday onwards.’ Tetra collagraph/ dry point print

‘Seasons come & go.’ Collagraph print

‘Time’s ebb & flow.’ Collagraph print

‘The flow of the tide.’  Tetra collagraph/dry point print.

Art in the Park

My next event falls on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th August and is to be held in the Jephson and Mill Gardens Leamington Spa from 10-6pm. I am exhibiting with The Courtyard Gallery on the Archery Lawn by the Clock Tower along with 5 other Artists and Makers.

I will be showing work mostly new pieces yet to be exhibited, including paintings and prints. For more information on the whole event click on the link https://www.artinpark.co.uk/ or see the brochure here https://www.artinpark.co.uk/brochure

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