I will be exhibiting four new paintings with the Northampton Town and County Art Society at the 104th Annual Exhibition of the Society. The Museum and Art Gallery has just undergone a major refurbishment allowing for more exhibition space and is well worth a visit.
I shall be exhibiting work with six other members of Peak District Artisans at a pop up gallery in the Haddon Hall Gatehouse. I hope to exhibit original paintings, prints and greeting cards. The Gatehouse and cafe are free to visit, although usual Haddon Hall car parking charges apply.
Please note that due to Government changes to the relaxation of Covid regulations, the PDA exhibition at the Buxton Dome has had to be postponed until September 10th -12th. Please see the exhibition page for details.
Over the weekend of 12-13 June I will be exhibiting at the Assembly Rooms, High Street, Melbourne, DE73 8GJ with Nest, a group of nine artists who all work in different media and styles.
Preparations are well underway for my first exhibition of 2021. A Year of Wondering will take place at the Mechanics Institute at Eyam, 29th – 31st May. For full details of this covid related show see the Events page.
As we begin the new year the future is still unclear as to when we can resume a normal exhibition programme. However, plans are being made and my first speculative show will relate directly to covid 19. ‘A Year of Wondering’ will be a Peak District Artisans exhibition of 24 artists and their response to the virus. It will be held in the Mechanics Institute in the ‘plague village’ of Eyam on 29-31 May.
I am pleased to announce that I have had my large watercolour ‘Clearing showers, Rydal Water’ accepted for exhibition at the prestigious Harley Gallery Open, Welbeck. The gallery has reopened with some restrictions, see www.harleygallery.co.uk (staying safe during your visit) for details. The exhibition runs from 1st August until 1st November 2020.
New work has been added to the portfolio page which includes my latest paintings in the depiction of the Coast to Coast Walk that I completed in September 2019, and also the first landscapes painted en plein air around Hoe Grange during the covid lockdown.
I am due to have an article published in the June issue of The Artist magazine which should be available from April 17th. It covers the comparative advantages of working in the studio and ‘en plein air’. I also describe my working practice and painting technique in the stage by stage development of the watercolour, ‘Broughton Bank and the Cleveland Hills’ pictured below.
The first results of my winter studio work have now been added to the portfolio section. Three new paintings can be found in the watercolour landscapes section, one on the oils page. I hope you like them.