Once again Wirksworth is getting ready to become a very large art gallery! As usual I will be exhibiting at Church View, The Croft, Greenhill, where visitors will receive a warm welcome. The show will be open from 10.00 to 17.00 on both days.
I was delighted to learn that my painting, The Pennine Way near Hayfield (see image below), had won a County Council Award at the 2019 Derbyshire Open. There is still time to see the exhibition which includes an excellent range of work – it continues at the Buxton Museum and Art Gallery until Friday 13 September.
Thanks to all who came to see my work at Holymoorside and Tissington. My next show is the Peak District Artisans Great Dome Art Fair on 19-21 July. A great opportunity to see a wide range of art and craft under the glorious dome of the Royal Devonshire Campus in Buxton.
It’s May! Time for my first show of the year, and once again I am participating in Derbyshire Open Arts at the perennially popular Holymoorside Village Hall from 25 – 27 May. A mix of artists – some new faces this year – and as always tea and cake available. Hope to see you there. Full details on the exhibitions page.
As we move into 2019, I will be taking part in the Peak District Artisans Winter Exhibition at Chatsworth House near Bakewell. Take a walk in the parkland, enjoy refreshments in the cafe and come and view the creations of a group of highly skilled artists in a range of media. The show opens on 10 January – for further information please see the exhibitions page.
My next – and final – show for 2018 is on 3-4 November, with fellow members of Peak District Artisans at the Winter Artisan Fair, The Whitworth Centre, Station Road, Darley Dale, Derbyshire, DE4 2EQ. 23 artists and makers will be exhibiting so plenty of opportunity for Christmas shopping! The show is open between 10.00 and 16.00 on both days and entry is free.
I was delighted to learn that my large watercolour painting, ‘The Pennine Bridleway near Hayfield’, had been selected for the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. The exhibition is on at the Mall Galleries in London from 18 to 23 September 2018, before going on tour to the Guildford House Gallery from 10 November to 20 December 2018 and the Sainsbury Gallery, Willis Museum, Basingstoke from 12 January to 27 March 2019.
My next show will be as part of the Wirksworth Festival Art and Architecture Trail on 8 and 9 September – a great opportunity to explore the town and view a wide range of art and craft. My last event of the year will be with colleagues from Peak District Artisans as part of their Winter Artisan Fair on 3 and 4 November at the Whitworth Centre in Darley Dale. An event perfectly timed for Christmas shopping!
I am pleased to announce that both my entries to the Derbyshire Open Art Exhibition have been selected and one, a watercolour entitled ‘Mount Famine and Kinder Bank’ (pictured), has received a County Council Award. The exhibition runs until 31st August at the Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
As part of Derbyshire Open Arts I will be exhibiting this weekend at Holymoorside near Chesterfield, alongside a number of other artists across a range of disciplines. Refreshments – tea, coffee, cake and sandwiches – will also be available. After a great week at Tissington – beautiful weather and lots of visitors – I’m hoping for the same this weekend. For full details please see the exhibitions and events page.