Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Website Update

Have been radically updating my website this week. My different modes of creativite expression are finally consolidated in what I believe to be a cohesive set-up. There you will find not only my artwork but also my surface pattern design work including my handmade lampshades and other project ideas. All comments most welcome.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Calder Gallery June 2011

Its been a while since I posted here and this is one of the reasons why... many hours spent in the studio working on my latest exhibition for The Calder Gallery. I hadn't painted so intensively for a while as I'd been spending quite a lot of my time on design work so it was a challenge to get going to begin with, but ultimately very rewarding . It was also therapeutic as I recently suffered the loss of my dad so I was lucky to have a project to throw myself into, especially as it involved something which he had encouraged so much. - It was my dad who first gave me a love of both art and nature.
Several of the recent works have 'trees' either as a main focus (as with 'Spring Air, Midgley Moor' above) or as an enveloping presence through which to view or glimpse the beauty of the landscape.

'Amid Rocky Outcrops'

'Viewpoint Above The Crags'

'Open Land Above The Crags'

The Calder Gallery Exhibition runs until June 26th.