Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December. Time 10.00am till 3.30pm
This will be my first ever Christmas open studio. Lots of fresh artwork on display together with prints and cards. Offering a warm welcome, mince pies and hot mulled wine. More details about this exciting event is on my News section…
Bright crisp November days are here and there’s a chilly nip in the air. However, in keeping with the rich autumnal hues I have been inspired by the beautiful views around my studio and coastal walks, creating several new paintings for galleries here and abroad. Top tip! with shorter days it’s always challenging to keep ahead of the fading light during my painting sessions and it’s never a good idea to mix paint under artificial lights, mainly as they completely change the tonal values, so always mix enough paint to see you through!
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Autumnal sunny October – a season of changing colours bringing fresh inspiration. The warm weather has been a delight to sketch in, especially after my sketching holiday on Patmos – a small Greek island where Saint John wrote ‘Revelation’, the last book in the bible.
Since coming back I’ve been walking and sketching in the dunes at Holkham and Wells-next-the-Sea, capturing the light and exploring different mark making ideas using Inktense blocks and pencil. Meanwhile back in the studio I’ve been working on finishing two new pieces for the Corte-Real Gallery in Portugal – more about this and other galleries on my News post. Enjoy the rest of this glorious sunshine!
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Above are just two of my paintings available at Creake Abbey Cafe until the 16th October. Featuring large and medium sized paintings, plus great coffee & cakes!
A busy start in the studio preparing these large canvases for the Corte-Real Gallery in Portugal and for the gift shop at Holkham Hall. If you would like to make an appointment to visit my studio and latest artworks then you’d be very welcome. Tel: 07786 401396 or email: email@example.com
Studio workshops 2019! – new dates are on my creative art workshop page but here they are again. Please do contact me by email or call me if you are interested in enjoying a day of create play: Tel: 07786 401396 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
After months of preparation, I’m so looking forward to hanging my largest exhibition to date. ‘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 of over thirty spiritual and coastal artworks exploring the theme of light, faith and art. 14th – 29th July. I shall be there everyday 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.
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’.
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 –
Thank you to everyone who has signed up to my summer workshops, they are now both fully booked and if there is enough interest then I’m considering holding another one, so do get in touch if you’re looking to try something new!
February is here, the snowdrops are out and I’ve been walking along the North Norfolk coast for some quick sketching sessions.
Since the middle of January I have been enjoying working on several large scale coastal paintings. These mixed media artworks measure 100 x 100cm and shall be available at various new outlets, galleries, exhibitions and Norfolk Open Studios. Some of this new collection will be on display during my two solo shows this summer:
‘LIGHT’ shall be taking place at Salthouse Church along the North Norfolk coast 14 – 29 July
‘Norfolk Horizons’ shall be at Creake Abbey Cafe 13 June – 11 September
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