Just a quick announcement to say that, from the 18th September for a month, I am going to have some of my paintings and mini prints displayed at The Orchard Lounge cafe in Trowbridge!
My second solo exhibition, “Vistas”, is now over! I had a very enjoyable week invigilating and chatting to people who visited – The Christmas Steps is quite a busy thoroughfare and I got a lot of interest.
Here are the pictures I took of the set-up, so that people who couldn’t make it in real life can still have a look:
I’m not 100% sure what I’ll be up to next (but that’s what keeps life interesting, right!), but there are a couple of new group exhibitions probably on the horizon, which I will of course write about when the time comes… For now, I will be working, saving and making new paintings whenever possible, ready for the next opportunity.
My second solo exhibition is all set up and ready for opening tomorrow morning! Open 21st – 25th August daily 11am – 6pm. The private view is also happening tomorrow 6 – 8pm.
Here are some snapshots as a little preview:
Please come along if you can: Christmas Steps Gallery, Bristol BS1 5BS. There are lots of new paintings, as well as some familiar ones from my last exhibition, in a new location…
Looking forward to tomorrow!
My new posters arrived today – here are all the details for “Vistas” next month! Also, the Christmas Steps gallery has added my exhibition to their website here: http://christmasstepsgallery.co.uk/project/vistas/
It will also be appearing on some other sites, such as Art Rabbit, and hopefully some posters in the local area…
I am very pleased to announce that I have a second solo art exhibition – “Vistas” – coming up in August at the Christmas Steps Gallery in central Bristol! I will be posting more about it very soon. For now, the opening times and address are:
- 21st – 25th August 2018 11am – 6pm daily
- Christmas Steps Gallery, 11 Christmas Steps, Bristol BS1 5BS
Here is the public event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/241415033256588/
Hello everyone, I wanted to write a little update about some new techniques on which I’ve been concentrating recently. I’ve been very busy since finishing my exhibition, creating new work and exploring slightly new processes.
I have used elements of acrylic pouring in my work before, but haven’t studied its techniques properly until now. And I can honestly say it’s the most fun I have ever had making work!
(All the pictures shown in this post are available as either originals or prints – have a look at my artwork galleries for details.)
I have been watching many art videos on YouTube to learn more about acrylic pouring. In essence, it requires a selection of acrylic paints, a pouring medium such as Floetrol which preferably adds some cells, and water mixed in a cup and poured over the canvas in various movements, often tilting the canvas so that the colours combine and create infinite different patterns.
I have bought myself some more cups, paints, a big tub of Floetrol, and lots of giant painting sticks, so that I have been able to start this pouring process properly.
As you can see, I like to put my own spin on these poured paintings by adding elements of detail to make them into various abstract landscapes (seeing as that is where my brain always goes!)
More new pieces are on their way soon – keep an eye on my artwork galleries!
As promised, here is the brand new video about my recent exhibition and current art practice! Mulk Raj of www.rivermadefilms.com has done a fantastic job of putting this together over the past few weeks, and I couldn’t be happier with the finished result. This video is now also my website homepage, and I am keeping my blog on its own separate page from now on.
I hope you enjoy watching this glimpse into my artistic endeavours, especially those who could not make it to the actual exhibition or artist talk last month:
Also, keep an eye on my artwork galleries; I have some brand new work on the ‘2018’ page, and am getting stuck in to more acrylic pouring techniques…
Today was the last day of my first solo exhibition, which has been a very enjoyable experience. Within the next week, I will be sharing the video which Mulk Raj has been editing together for me, showing more of the exhibition, my artist talk and more. It will be nice to be able to share that with everyone who wasn’t able to come along in real life, and for myself as a visual record…
For now, here is a photo from the private view:
Also, today I said goodbye to the original of “Wander”, which sold a couple of weeks ago. Prints of this are still available:
Tomorrow (Thursday) at 12:30, I will be doing a short lunchtime talk at Bath Artists’ Studios, as part of my exhibition. Please do come along if you are nearby – I will be talking about my practice and inspiration, and it’s a good chance to have a look around the gallery…