I’m delighted to announce that my work “If the Time is Right” has been selected for the upcoming Federation of British Artists exhibition Figurative Art Now at the Mall Galleries!
From the Mall Galleries website: “Featuring works by elected FBA members, prize-winners, regular exhibitors, FBA Futures Alumni and artists new to Mall Galleries… (“Figurative Art Now”) explores the breadth of representational painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking in the UK today.”
This year’s Suffolk Open Studios comes to an end on something of a high.
Despite only being open this time for two weeks, a number of people took the opportunity get in touch or come by my studio, resulting in several sales!
You can see the larger pieces listed above and below but, for now, the most important thing is to thank everyone who made the time to visit and – in particular – all those who felt inspired to buy one of my works, however large or small, be it a painting, print, drawing or simply a card.
So, thank you all, and I’ll look forward to seeing you again next year!
After the 2020 event had to be cancelled, I’m very pleased to be taking part again in this year’s Suffolk Open Studios programme. 130 artists will be opening their studios and galleries to the public across Suffolk over the four weekends of June.
It’s been a busy few months! In between creating a number of new pieces (See the “New Work” page) and preparing for two new exhibitions – more details to follow – I’m pleased to announce a number of sales.
It was a pleasure to meet Dawn Bowden, Welsh Assembly Member for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, at the opening of the “Pit Girls – Forgotten Women” exhibition at Cyfarthfa Castle Museum on 8 March 2020.
You can learn more about the paintings and the background to the exhibition here. I’ve just finished updating the page to include audio recordings of the women’s testimonies to the 1842 Parliamentary commission.
I’m taking part in The Great Big Art Exhibition. This is the first of two charcoal on paper pieces I’ve prepared.
The idea is for people to create an artwork at home – it can be a painting, drawing, sculpture or whatever you want – to display in their window or garden. The plan is to create a rolling nationwide exhibition, inspired by the rainbows people made to celebrate the NHS and keyworkers during the first lock-down.
This is how it works. Every two weeks, a different artist chooses a new subject: the theme for the first fortnight, chosen by Antony Gormley, is animals. When I first moved to Kessingland, people I met didn’t ask “How are you?” but “Where’s your dog?” (I don’t have one) so, in their honour, I’ve chosen dogs as my first subject.
You can learn more about the exhibition and how to take part here, or follow it on social media using the hashtag #greatbigartexhibition.