I have been working with Orleans House Gallery to respond to work from Richmond Borough Art Collection culminating in an exhibition “Beyond the Frame”.
I will be exhibiting alongside 17 other artists that have taken work from the collection as inspiration. For further information follow the link below….
Beyond the Frame at Orleans House Gallery
My blog post for Unison Colour is now online
Read it here
A selection of still life, flower and plant paintings are now available for Burford Garden Company in the Cotswolds.
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I have been working on an exciting project over the last few months responding to items in Richmond Borough Art Collection. These new paintings can be seen in an exhibition at Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham from 16th March – 27th June.
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I am thrilled to have had one of my new pastel paintings selected for the “Richmond: People and Places” exhibition at Orleans House Gallery from 2nd June until 19th August 2018.
This week I have been drawing at Kew gardens with The Royal Drawing School. “City Gardens and Greenhouses” under the guidance of Clare Newbolt and Sara Lee Roberts.
It was a fantastically inspirational session working alongside their postgraduate students. We were given many interesting ideas to explore within our drawings. Imagining the images we create to be like small theatre sets with a “back” to our image where we were to suggest marks and indications of what was there without too much detail. We were also asked to consider not only the lines we make ourselves but the space between these line as of equal importance like in the work of Japanese Sumie paintings – where the white space is viewed not as a non space but as a solid part of the compositions. To quote Claude Debussy “Music is the space between the sounds.”
Here are a few of my sketches below from the fantastic Cacti displays.
New year…. new beginnings
I am back in the studio this week working in my sketchbook.
I want to explore my drawing and mark making this year.
An inspirational quote by John Berger with his honest analysis of “ways of seeing” and creating.
“For the artist drawing is discovery…. each mark you make on the paper is a stepping-stone from which you proceed to the next, until you have crossed your subject as though it were a river.”
John Berger in his essay “The basis of all painting and sculpture is drawing.”
I have been looking closely at a landscape, seeing its history as physical scars on its surface and translating this into colour, textures, pattern and marks creating rhythms.
I have had a busy summer painting in North Norfolk and around London. Here is a peek at some of my new work that you will be able to see in person at our Open Studio’s on 10th – 13th November at Wimbledon Art Studio’s SW17 0BB