Happy 2020 and we’re halfway through January already. Today was one of the first really cold mornings, the primroses were all frosty and Saint Giles Church stood shrouded in mist.
As mentioned in last months inspirations I’ve taken several online courses and this year is about setting intentions and putting them into practice. Developing the business side of an art career is ongoing and I’m enjoying learning more about it. Those of you who have been following my work here or on social media have seen things evolve… so far I’m enjoying
Being an international artist with my paintings on show in Portugal
Enjoying one to one mentoring sessions
Running and teaching mixed media workshops on the Norfolk coast
Learning IT skills and developing my website
Being more of a risk taker!
A wonderful year of exhibitions is planned for the year ahead and I’m excited to announce my second solo exhibition at Salthouse Church on the North Norfolk coast opening in July.
This year is about developing a different approach to how l work, although it’s far too early to share these techniques at the moment. Here’s one tip for developing a richer body of work – try mixing colours such as Naples Yellow and Dioxazine Purple – now that’s an interesting combination of complementary colours. Try it and see!
Five new dates for my art workshops and they’re filling up fast. If you’re interested in joining me for a day of creativity click here to sign up to subscribe to my monthly newsletter.
More inspirations to follow next month…
Now open – my largest solo show to date at Salthouse Church. Free entry. All welcome, there is disabled parking and access to the church.
This exhibition explores the theme of LIGHT, inspired by my sketching walks where I enjoy embracing the beautiful light and colours of the North Norfolk coastline. Enjoy browsing through my sketchbooks and seeing a diverse range of mixed media paintings on display. Open every day 10.30am – 5pm. Exhibition continues until the 29th July.
Saint Nicholas Church, Church Lane, off Cross St, Salthouse, North Norfolk, NR25 7XH.
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.
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) are just a short walk away and well worth visiting. ‘Norfolk Horizons’ 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. 14th – 29th July. Open every day 10.30am – 5.00pm. Free entry. All welcome. Disabled parking near the church.
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 –
I have two artworks on show with the Norwich 20 Group of artists upstairs in the Adnams bar area of the Theatre Royal in Norwich. The Norwich 20 Group has a firmly established regional art presence with active involvement by its selected members. After over 70 years membership has grown to almost 90 artists, which include painters, sculptors, digital video, installation & conceptual artists, printmakers and photographers. The group maintains a vibrant connection with the city’s cultural life. This exhibition gives a snapshot of the wide variety of approaches from a selection of artists creating paintings and drawings.
Artists included in this exhibition: Peter Baldwin, John Bardell, Sarah Cannell, David Chedgey, Richard Cleland, Colin Devine, Bridget Anne Hague, Gillian Hickling, Gennadiy Ivanov, Yusuf Keten, Diana Lamb, Rachael Long, Frances Martin, John Midgley, Peter Offord, John Rance, Tracey Ross, Sandra Rowney, Jane Sanger, Ann-Mari Stevens, Barry Watkins, Monika Wesselmann, Joceline Wickham, Juliet Wimhurst and David Woods.
Following on from the success of my 2016 exhibition, I’m delighted to announce my second solo show at Creake Abbey Cafe in North Creake for 2018. Opening 13th June – 16th October. ‘NORFOLK HORIZONS’ features a collection of artwork exploring the beauty of the North Norfolk coastline. This vibrant show aims to capture a spiritual moment of this stunning coast on canvas and will be well worth visiting! Opens daily at 9am.
Creake Abbey Cafe, North Creake, Norfolk, NR21 9LF