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- Excited to say I had 4 works selected as part of this 'Auction of Contemporary Investment Art (curated by @chinwerussellart)' with @chalkwellauctions - due to take place on Tuesday 9 March, 2021 at 6:30pm. Auction catalogue is live on the websites of @chalkwellauctions and @the_saleroom - my profile is at lot 77 with my works at lots 78-81.Lovely to be part of a celebratory exhibition by @scarthinbooks of Cromford. Looking forward to being able to drop by this unique independent bookshop on the edge of the Peaks in the hopefully not too distant future. I've really missed visits to Scarthin Books over these last 12 months and couldn't resist offering up a painting for their Lockdown Art Competition. Even more delighted to have it selected for an 'honourable mention' alongside so many splendid submitted works.Just finished framing this Cambridge triptych which is off to its new owner shortly - 'Lutyens Bridge from Laundress Green, Cambridge'. It was completed in an afternoon session as part of a Paint Out Cambridge event along the river Cam. I became interested in a sliver of water trapped between the #Lutyens Bridge and the parapet wall of the weir bridge, seen from Laundress Green. This is also one of the punt stations on the river and a popular grassy area to sit as well as a watering hole with the @anchorcambridge pub nearby – its white walls cut into the dark tones of the view from the right. People were quite interested to see what I was doing and in particular I was visited repeatedly by a friendly fellow who closely resembled a character from a Terry Pratchett novel.Looking back and looking forward again - this is from a field trip in the ‘before times’. I am so missing the freedom of a spontaneous day trip to beautiful locations such as the Peak District. It can be physically testing to convey too much around this rugged 'Duke of Edinburgh Award' terrain, and so watercolour sketching is often my medium of choice. The two sketches are of the Stepping Stones at Dovedale and a view above Milldale. Each one measures approx 27x46cm and is available at £280 unframed + p&p.This was the oil painting of Charlestown Harbour that emerged from the first sketch in my last post.
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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.