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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).
Tag Archives: Newark-on-Trent
A deep summer blue pervades this composition depicting Newark’s market place. The red and white checkerboard of market stalls transforms the square on several days of the week. By the end of the afternoon, human activity is much reduced and … Continue reading
This second Rufford exhibition painting is of the St Mary’s Church Gardens at Newark-on-Trent. The brightening atmosphere of a November afternoon, following a shower of rain, created wonderful reflections on the silvered paving stones in the foreground. Subtle grey/blues were … Continue reading
I have a group of paintings in the “Open Studios Notts Exhibition” at the gallery in Rufford Park, with its preview this Sunday 5 May (and then running 6 May to June). I thought it appropriate that they should be relating … Continue reading
My solo exhibition, ‘Newark Townscapes’ is now on at the Spotlight Gallery in Newark Town Hall – until 13 Nov. For this exhibition, I set about creating a series of contemporary views of Newark inspired by the structures and textures of the … Continue reading
I haven’t written for a while as I’ve been so busy painting, putting on an open studio and sending work to galleries. As Christmas approaches, I wanted to put down something about the pieces I’ve been working on during the … 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.
Just finished hanging work for the Pop Up Gallery in Newark ready for the opening tomorrow. There really is an exciting mix of works. Bill Ming has some terrific new abstract collages, alongside the exuberant figure paintings of Nikki McKay. … Continue reading
Really pleased that Thoresby has selected three of my paintings for the Open Exhibition. This year the theme is ‘conflict’ and I chose to enter two paintings of Newark Castle together with a view of Nottingham’s market square that contrasts … Continue reading