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- This is ‘Outside Peterhouse with Pembroke College beyond, Cambridge’ (oil on canvas, 30x30cm). Long shadows cross the road outside Peterhouse, reaching across to the Master's Lodge with Pembroke beyond, a loan tethered bicycle waiting to be claimed at the end of this day. I love the way fleeting light and shade takes on such a strong compositional role - transforming everything.Returning to my recent Cambridge paintings - My attention was arrested here by another secluded byway, this time 'Senate House Passage from Trinity Lane' (oil on board, 40x40cm). In this composition I liked the 'wheel' of the foreground paving and the way the slabs projected forward along the narrow route with its many textured buildings, towards the neoclassical splendour of Senate House.‘From Gweal Hill on Bryher’ (Oil on Canvas, 20x51cm) - part of a series on the Isles of Scilly. From the topographical vantage point of Gweal Hill, the island of Bryer is spread out, conveying a sense of being at the world's edge. Autumn rich shades of bracken give way to silver crescents of sand, defining the many inlets and islands.‘Commanding the View (Trafalgar Square)’ (Oil on canvas, 76x76cm) - This iconic view of Trafalgar Square was made after a downpour. The blue-greys dominant in the painting imply the drama of a sea squall. Lot 142 of 'Artists on the Rise' Contemporary Art Auction with @chalkwellauctions, curated by @chinwerussellart (Tuesday 11 May at 6pm) - https://auctions.chalkwellauctions.co.uk/lots/view/1-4HJW6X/I have four pieces in this upcoming Contemporary Art Auction - 'Artists on the Rise' with @chalkwellauctions, curated by @chinwerussellart (Tuesday 11 May at 6pm).
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This piece was selected to be part of the Harley Open 2020 exhibition, which runs from 1 Aug to 1 Nov, 2020. It was amongst the first paintings I made during the Coronovirus lockdown days at the end of March … Continue reading
For today’s Paint Out Norfolk session, I went off-piste and followed my nose to a site called St Benet’s Abbey on the river Bure in the Norfolk Broads. Once again my Sat Nav was very ‘creative’ but I arrived eventually. … Continue reading
Today’s cluster of Paint Out Norfolk locations were the ‘green spaces’ of the county town – I arrived in Norwich a little later than planned and headed for the Cathedral Quarter, knowing I’d find something of architectural interest. I settled … Continue reading
Today we journeyed east (from Norwich) and found ourselves amongst the sand dunes and marram grass of Winterton on Sea. I arrived early, before the beach car park opened for business and (parking temporarily in the village) set off to … Continue reading
2020 is proving a difficult year for everyone! For artists such as me, with art galleries closed and arts events cancelled because of the covid-19 pandemic, there has been a huge effect on the showing and selling of art work. … Continue reading
This is my account of Paint Out Norfolk (Sainsbury Centre) 2019, which ran from 1-5 July, with the exhibition private view and prize giving held on 5 July, and the exhibition running from 6-7 July, 2019. Monday (1 July) – … Continue reading
Mon 15 Oct – Anglia Square This day’s theme was ‘modernising’ and, after being thoroughly spoiled with the Medieval beauty of the city in the days before, I was curious to see this somewhat controversial area of Norwich – a … Continue reading
The Newark Pop Up Gallery has now vanished. We did our last day yesterday (Saturday) and everyone removed their stuff today – you wouldn’t know we had been there! It was a really good experience and I thoroughly enjoyed teaming … Continue reading
Had our private view of the gallery last night. It went really well. No-one thought to make a note of numbers, but my daughter took a few photos and you can see it was busy.