The winter weather makes painting outside somewhat unattractive, and as a result I have been spending more time working in the studio. One outcome is a series of still life paintings – have a look at the watercolour page to see the results. I’m hoping the weather will eventually improve and I can get out and about again.
A belated welcome to 2018 – where did January disappear to? Details of events I will be attending this year can now be found on the Exhibitions and Events page. At present I have a small selection of work on show at the Peak District Artisans event at Chatsworth House. The house itself may not be open, but there is still the joy of a walk in the park, tea and cake in the tearoom, and some fantastic art and craft to view – what’s not to like!
My next and final show for 2017 will be at the Peak District Artisans Winter Fair and Banks Mill Open Studios in Derby. I will have some of my most recent work on show, and it is an ideal opportunity to stock up on cards for Christmas and those new year birthdays. With over 50 Artisan stalls and 35 Open Studios there will be a lot to see. Further details on the Exhibition and Events page.
Back in September I went to a private view of the competition and, as you can see from the photo below, took full advantage of the hospitality! The exhibition now moves on to Trowbridge Town Hall where it can be seen from 11 November until 23 December, before continuing its tour at Guildford House Gallery from 13 January until 10 March.
I was delighted to once again be selected for the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. My painting, ‘Sedbergh and the Howgills’ below, features in the exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London this week, closing on 24 September – I’m off there on Thursday for the evening private view. The exhibition then moves on to Trowbridge Arts from 11 November to 23 December and Guildford House Gallery from the 13 January to 10 March.
Once again Wirksworth will be full of art as the annual Art & Architecture trail takes place. I will once again be exhibiting at Church View, The Croft – admittedly a bit of a steep climb up Greenhill, but I hope those who make it feel it was worthwhile. With street performance and live music around the town as well, it makes for an interesting and fun day out.
My latest work has now been added to the website – five new paintings can be found at the top of watercolours page.
April Artist of the Month – Cromford Gallery.
I will be at the Gallery on Sunday 9 April between 1 – 5 pm for an opportunity to ‘meet the artist’. Location details can be found on the exhibitions page – all are welcome.
Details of 2017 shows where my work will be exhibited are now available on the exhibitions and events page. As the year progresses, please check for any updates or amendments.
This weekend sees my last exhibition of the year. I will be taking part in the Banks Mill Open Studios and Peak District Artisans Fair in Derby from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 November. Opening times Friday 17.00-20.00 Saturday and Sunday 10.00-17.00. See exhibitions listing for further information