Saturday, 11 December 2010
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
My painting and prints corner...
...and my 'Water feature' corner - thanks to the melting snow and a problem with the roof! Still, it was a great weekend, thanks to the effort of all the studio members and the surprising amount of visitors who braved the weather ;¬)
Sunday, 5 December 2010
It doesn't always feel like work...for several reasons, not least because quite often the payment for a weeks labour is ... shall we say...nominal. Another obvious reason is that my work is also my passion and what I tend to choose to do with any odd half hour to myself. Thirdly though is the fact that my work is something I generally do here on my doorstep either at home in the hilltops that's Old Town above Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, or down in the valley in the town itself at my studio. That's where I was heading today for my second day of Open Studios and whereas yesterday I was carting all sorts of wares down in the car, having dug it out of the snow, this time I was hands free so I walked down through the fields. What a wonderful start to a working day and a reminder if any was needed of why i've ended up here as , amongst other roles, a landscape painter.
Friday, 26 November 2010
Monday, 8 November 2010
Thursday, 4 November 2010
Thursday, 28 October 2010
This is my third River Irwell piece and hoping to do some more like it soon. Heading to Manch this eve to the theatre ( children both on sleep-overs) and should get chance to walk along the river and take some lovely pictures.
Thursday, 21 October 2010
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Thursday, 22 July 2010
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Did something like this a year or so ago and had a great response so thought id run it again as a summer holiday treat! I'm off on holiday to Northumberland for a week and will draw the winners when I return.
I will send three lucky Winners one of my limited edition size 1 reproduction prints or vintage style photos.
All you have to do is visit my Folksy or Etsy shop and leave a comment after this post here on my blog to say which print you like and if I draw your name I will happily send you that print. Three names will be drawn out of a hat on 2nd August, 6pm GMT. Good Luck !!!
Friday, 16 July 2010
Just wanted to remind any of my UK customers that there is a way to buy my art online without having to work in dollars. I am working on uploading all my prints to my 'Folksy' shop and hope to make it my main Internet outlet rather than Etsy. Watch this space and take a look at whats there already :)
Monday, 5 July 2010
A spokesperson for the group said that “We were all extremely pleased to be asked to exhibit in such a beautiful and interesting old building. It is a building of historical significance located in an inspirational landscape, and it is fast becoming a creative venue of some significance”. The Launch was a great success, attracting many visitors, including a party that arrived on a specially organised ‘Open Studio bus’. Some visitors combined the viewing of the Exhibition with their attendance at the fascinating performance of the Baroque musical group‘Arioso’ who played at the Chapel on Saturday afternoon.
The Exhibition entitled Wainsgate Artists continues this weekend 10th/11th July
Sunday, 20 June 2010
Tuesday, 1 June 2010
Sunshine, Mountains, Oranges, swimming, arabic gardens, Sanfransisco trams, canoeing, hilltop villages, and lovely people - Some of the reasons we loved Mallorca.
Saturday, 24 April 2010
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Friday, 16 April 2010
The River Irwell From Victoria Bridge
Castlefield and The Hilton.
Sunset, Salford Quays