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…
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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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.
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.
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’.
Looking forward to my solo show at Pocock’s the Artmonger Gallery in Burnham Market, Norfolk this summer. The Private View is on Friday 21st July 6-8pm – please get in touch if you’d like an invite. With around twenty new works on display it’s going to be an exciting exhibition. It’s also a chance to see my recent sketchbooks which give an insight into the process of creating the finished paintings. Exhibition: Saturday 22nd July – Sunday 6th August. Open daily Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm and on Sundays 12 – 4pm. All artworks are for sale.