Announcing two solo shows this summer. Both exhibitions will feature large scale artworks situated in spiritual settings. The first show opens at Creake Abbey Cafe, NR21 9LF, where the ruins of Creake Abbey (founded in 1206) is just a short walk away and well worth visiting. 13 June – 16 October. Opening daily from 9.00am.
My second exhibition ‘L I G H T’ is at Saint Nicholas Church in Salthouse, NR25 7XH. This magnificent church is the perfect setting for an art show and will feature my sketchbooks alongside an eclectic mix spiritual and coastal artworks exploring the theme of light, faith and art. Open every day 10.30am – 5.00pm. Free entry. All welcome.
What an exciting time the month of June is turning out to be! Thank you to everyone who visited me during Norfolk Open Studios. I’ve so enjoyed meeting lots of new visitors this year and I do appreciate how much effort it takes travelling all over the county seeking out the studios taking part.
In-between Open Studios I’ve been busy adding the finishing touches to the paintings and getting ready for my second solo show at Creake Abbey Cafe in North Creake, NR21 9LF. ‘Norfolk Horizons’ openings on the 13th June and continues all through the summer until the 16th October. This exhibition features several large and medium scale artworks exploring the theme of coastal horizons.
‘H20 The Art of Wet’ 5-29th June is now on, featuring 18 artists exploring the theme of water. This diverse show is well worth seeing and my recent painting ‘Tear the Heavens Open’ has been a key piece for taking my practice further with regards to the marks, textures and tension I’ve created within the work.
Just about ready for running the first of my art workshops at Burnham Overy Staithe village hall. Both my workshops are now full but I aim to hold some more if I have enough interest – so do get in touch if you’d like to explore mixed media.
Enjoyed a wonderful trip to the Algarve to visit the owners of the gallery and was delighted to see that they had recently sold one of my large scale paintings they had recently displayed. More information on up and coming exhibitions this year under Exhibitions
Thank you North Norfolk living magazine for mentioning my solo exhibition at Creake Abbey Cafe. Opening 12 June – 16 October.
My studio is open 26/27/28 May and 2/3/9/10 June. Time 10.00am till 5.00pm. It is listed on page 33 of the yellow Open Studios booklet and my ID number is 113. Please come along and say ‘hello’. Recent paintings, prints and cards as well as my sketchbooks will be on show. Lots of refreshments available – free entry.
The month of May is here and I’ve been on a wonderful trip to the Algarve, in Portugal visiting the Corte-Real Gallery who are now selling my artwork and to sketch the beautiful coastline.
Since I’ve been back I’ve enjoyed several hot days sketching the light, sea and sky at Holkham beach.
Now I’m loving sorting the garden for opening my studio at the end of May.
My studio is open 26/27/28 May 2/3/9/10 June. Time 10.00am till 5.00pm. It is listed on page 33 of the yellow Open Studios booklet and my ID number is 113. Please come along and say ‘hello’. Recent paintings, prints and cards as well as my sketchbooks will be on show. Lots of refreshments available – free entry.
After the reflections during the Easter break, it’s back to the studio happily creating new work for the annual Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios 2018. I really enjoy taking part is this event as it’s a wonderful opportunity to meet new and regular visitors. The free brochures are out and should be available in lots of shops, libraries and galleries around Norfolk as well as online. This year I’m enjoying working on several small scale 15x15cm paintings as well as showing a new selection of prints and greeting cards – everything is for sale! My studio is open 26/27/28 May 2/3/9/10 June. time 10.00am till 5.00pm. It is listed on page 33 of the yellow Open Studios booklet and my ID number is 113. Please come along and say ‘hello’.
I have several artworks on show with Norfolk by Design POP up at Houghton Hal Stables. Opens 25th March to 29th July. Please note that there will be an entry fee to visit the Hall and stables. To see the work on show click on the link –
Art in Norwich has all the latest art events happening in Norwich and around Norfolk including my own page of some of the exhibitions I’m having this year. See page 63. A full list of group and solo shows is on my exhibitions page. These booklets should be available in lots of venues and Libraries around Norwich and Norfolk.
Delighted to have been invited to exhibit some new paintings with the Corte Real Gallery in the Algarve in Portugal. The gallery contacted me at the beginning of the year saying how much they liked my work and that it was ‘those endless skies that does it for us’ These large artworks measure 104 x 104 cm square and were inspired by my recent walks along the stunning North Norfolk coast. I really enjoyed creating these pieces and just ordered some extra blue paint!
It’s March and a dramatic weather front called the ‘Beast from the East’ brought deep snow and freezing cold winds. Trying to keep the studio warm enough to work in was challenging as even my paint water froze! Despite the cold there were work deadlines looming to complete four large scale paintings 104 x 104 cm for a new gallery called the Corte Real Gallery in the Algarve, Portugal. As you can see from the photographs most of my inspiration for this month has come from sketching at Holkham beach, well known for its vast skies and sandy beach. I spent a wonderful morning sketching the horizon watching the clouds drifting by and the tide flowing in. These sketches were used as a reference to create two of the artworks which are wrapped and ready for shipping out to Portugal.
It’s been a very enjoyable journey but also frustrating at times when things just don’t seem to flow and work up how I want them! but I guess that’s part of being an artist….
More about the exhibitions on my exhibitions and news page –