Bringing you up to date with my latest exhibitions,
paintings, prints and sculptures.
New Coastal Landscape Series
Throughout 2020 during the Covid lockdown, I concentrated on creating a new series of paintings that were inspired by watching a fascinating programme on the effects of erosion on the Norfolk and Suffolk coastal landscape. Now complete, I am really pleased with the results and as is usual with my work the paintings changed and evolved during the process – rather like the landscape itself. All being well I hope to show them in an exhibition sometime in 2021, so watch this space.
Voyage of Discovery
With regard to my printmaking, several new editions have recently been completed and in addition I have also produced 12 collages using printed paper – interesting results!!
Benvenuti a Venezia
Quite out of the blue I was recently invited to produce some prints at a studio located in Venice. As with many other aspects of our lives at the moment, the Covid restrictions put paid to that but hopefully, fingers crossed, we can continue the talks and I might make it this year. I will keep you updated.
Thanks for Asking!
On numerous occasions I have been asked when am I going to give the popular Sky Arts ‘Landscape Artist of the Year’ a try. Well, I have been asked, but as I take a such a long time to produce a finished piece of work it would not be practical or particularly suited to me, and I don’t think I could stand someone looking over my shoulder every 5 minutes asking me how I am getting on! So no to that, but many thanks for asking.
There is talk of another show at Eames Fine Art this year – details to follow.
The London Original Print Fair at The Royal Academy is an exhibition I always look forward to. This year however, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, it will take place digitally throughout May 2020. I am exhibiting with Eames Fine Art and my print Frozen which was purchased by The British Museum is one of the prints that will be on sale.
I’ve recently shown both prints and paintings at the lovely Twenty Twenty Gallery in Ludlow and there is talk that I may be showing new prints in their Christmas Print show.
One of the nicest aspects of this business is visiting the galleries that represent my work. Recently I delivered new work to the excellent Zillah Bell Gallery in Thirsk where it was fantastic to talk to John Bell about his recent trip to Ireland with Norman Ackroyd and Barbara Rae – what a time they had!
More recently, I delivered prints to a new gallery for me – Twenty Twenty Gallery in Ludlow. I was in luck there too because they had a fabulous exhibition of St. Ives’ artists which I was able to enjoy. My prints will be exhibited there from 21st September until 26th October 2019 in an exhibition entitled ‘A Sense of Place’. For further details please click here.
In February Chris and I were invited to Marlborough College where my work was on display at Art @the Lodge. The following day we travelled to Bristol to see the wonderful Albert Irvin Exhibition at the RWA.
The British Museum
I was delighted when at the London Print Fair my print ‘Frozen’ was purchased by The British Museum. (Shown here)
Palmer and Me
You may remember back in 2017 I was lucky enough to be involved in the film ‘Palmer and Me’, a documentary depicting the responses of contemporary artists to the etchings of Samuel Palmer, produced and directed by Mike Southon. To view the video, please click here.
Inspiration for a new direction… I am working on a set of 12 small paintings inspired by my visits to the North Norfolk coast over the last 25 years. These paintings are a new direction for me as they combine printmaking and painting to form a unique image.
Inspiration from British Columbia
I have recently returned from a three week trip to Canada, where I was fortunate enough to visit three print studios based on Granville Island, Vancouver.
Of particular interest was the New Leaf Editions workshop. Established by Peter Braune in 1985, the studio collaborates with artists to allow them to fully express themselves in print, and continue to work with many locally and internationally acclaimed artists across a number of printmaking techniques.
I found the work hugely rewarding, and could certainly work alongside these guys… although the weekly commute might be a bit of an issue!
I am thrilled to say that, after attending an interview and selection process, I have been accepted as a Fellow at the Digswell Art Trust, Hertfordshire.
The Trust was founded in 1957 as a platform for emerging artists, offering a collaborative and supporting environment on which to build an artistic career.
I am already really enjoying working on new prints, with new colour schemes, some of which I will be exhibiting with Eames Fine Art later in the year.