Earlier this month I delivered two paintings to Spirals Fairtrade Eco Store in Hebden Bridge. I was very happy to see that they have grouped these two new ones together with my prints and cards in a small area beside The Artroom desk in plain view as you enter the room upstairs. Here's a snap:
The new ones are "One Day When" which is at top left and "Custard Sky" immediately below on the white shelf unit. At the bottom is my painting "Coal Hills". And the prints are "Intense", "Many-coloured Birches" and "History", seen from the top down.
My last slot at Artsmill
It has been a quiet morning so I thought I'd show some love for the artworks and take a few snaps of parts of paintings. If you like the little parts you'll just have to down to see the 'wholes'!
I hope you're tempted!
Here are two 3D pieces to finish my mini gallery.
And now it's just about time for me to leave Artsmill and go and put the lights on in my little space at Hebble End : )
Christmas at Artsmill
I'm sitting in Artsmill, invigilating the Winter Exhibition , listening to Ludovico Einaudi and it's very pleasant! I'm surrounded by some wonderful work both 2D and 3D : ) Happy to have my two paintings next to Richard Wincer's lovely pieces. Other personal favourites are Louis Benoit and Moira Benoit and Joseph O'Reilly. These three artists offer very different styles of work: Louis' energetic, sensitive line, Moira's earthy palette and strong composition and then the timeless quality in Joseph's fine paintings. The exhibition closes on Friday of this week so, if you're gonna come over YOU'D BETTER GET YOUR SKATES ON!!!
A favourite corner! Richard Wincer, and ceramic pieces by Kay Kennedy and Jen Altman. Paintings by David Kennedy, Dorothy Ann Simister and two by me!
Sculpture by Sarah McDade, painting on left is by Moira Benoit
Cats jumping off the page by Louis Benoit!
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!
October 17th, 2016
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?
October 11th, 2016
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.
'PLACE' - Nelsons Wine Bar Exhibition
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.
Paintings in Spirals
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.
Newly constructed floor