It's that time of year when I'm wondering if any my paintings will take on a life in someone's home. I'm happy to say that one of them, 'Many-coloured Birches' is doing just that. The piece had been showing in the Art Room at Spirals shop on Market Street in Hebden Bridge. Here's a snapshot of it:
Many-coloured Birches. Mixed media 23015 (I think)
That sale came hot on the heels of a sale from my print cradle at my Hebble End studio. This was an original, I'll post an image later if I can find one!
I'm happy to have had four paintings accepted for the ‘Small Works’ + ‘Micro Art’ exhibition which runs from 10 November through to 31 January 2017 in the fantastic Water Street Gallery in Todmorden. Here's a photo' of the paintings ready to wrap and go later this morning. To the left of the table is a box with Ali Dawson's lovely book art creations which are also on their way to WSG.
Provisional title: 'Through the Heather' or perhaps 'Thin Cloud'?
And this one: 'The Damp Air' perhaps?
Spirals have introduced some new art work within the above theme. I have two of my paintings included: 'Many-coloured Birches' and 'The Dell'. The first is a mixed media painting incorporating printed materials, inks and acrylic paint. The Dell was painted last month using acrylics. I'm very happy to have my work nestled in the blue corner of The Art Room, together with some beautiful ceramic pieces.
I have now arranged my work on the lovely bright walls of Nelsons and there they will stay until Wednesday 2 November. My paintings are in the company of the photographic prints of Sarah Halstead and Angie Rogers who share a studio at Hebble End Works (just upstairs from mine). For me it was a bit of a challenge to bring together enough work to fill all the nooks and crannies in the three distinct areas of the bar but Angie/s and Sarah's larger prints complete the show beautifully and add a different slant on the idea of place.
The title of the exhibition suggests a common area with our work. My work continues to focus on semi-abstract landscape. I will post more images of the work later. Here's a link to Angie's website http://www.angierogers.com/ And Sarah's is https://www.facebook.com/sarahhalsteadart/
Above: the chaos that was my desk on the day of mounting the exhibition.
This photograph, taken at about 4.30pm shows all the work on the walls, just the statements and labels left to do. Feeling happy to have a fairly large selection of work on show for the best part of a month.
The wine bar is open daily from 5pm until late.
A corner of The Art Room in Spirals as it was at the beginning of August. Three of my paintings can be seen in the foreground.
Beautifully displayed on the first floor of Spirals are a couple of my prints, three greetings cards and two postcard designs.
Three paintings entitled 'Paddock', 'Many-coloured Birches' and 'Far Land'. Unframed prints of the first two images are also available from Spirals.
I am so pleased to announce that I'm in the process of moving into my new studio with my very own shop window! I now have the keys to my new space at Hebble End Works and my clean up operation started yesterday.
Hebble End Works is currently undergoing a big transformation with an influx of new small businesses. A grand opening is planned some time soon when everyone is settled in and spruced up.
Here's a photo of the Works frontage and a 'before' pic of the outside of my place... I can't wait!
It (THE BIG AUCTION) starts today at 7pm prompt! Viewing will be from 12 noon.
I hope the weather, picturesque though it is, doesn't get in the way! Will I see you there??
Here are two views from home this morning. Brrrrrrrrrrrr
Here is a fantastic painting from Lesley Oldaker which will be available at the auction.
'Together Again' 2015
Oil on gesso 300g paper
I had a very good weekend at the studio where I enjoyed playing around with some ideas for small landscapes. I also had a chance to chat with some lovely people. And finally, at the eleventh hour I sold my little painting 'Beyond'!
I always have mixed feelings when wrapping up a piece that I've had on my wall for a while and of course if it's a favourite of mine, it's all the more difficult to see it go.
'Beyond', on the table being carefully swaddled in layers of protection to be delivered to its new owner tomorrow.