Gosh, it has been a while since I posted last. So what have I been up to in the interim?
I have been in the studio, naturally, and there are new works to show you, next time. In this news page, I wanted to let you know that I will be showing in an exhibition in Torquay very soon. The Artizan Gallery will be joining with Devon Open Studios at their venue in Fleet Walk. I am waiting to hear what has been selected from the three below and then will be delivering them probably next week. Of the pieces, Lakeside IV and Tidelines II are not recent works, I think they were created a couple of years ago, but Embrace The Horizon IV, is a new one this year. Lakeside is a small gouache on paper and framed under glass. Tidelines II is rendered in oils on a canvas stretcher and unframed; whereas Embrace The Horizon IV, is on a cradled wood panel and in a white floating frame.
In these uncertain times, I’m not sure if there will be a private view, but I will post as soon as I know more.
Today I want to mention an annual exhibition that I am usually involved in for the Westward Ho! & Bideford Art Society. The exhibition would normally take place at the Burton Art Gallery in Bideford, Devon, about nine miles away from my home. This year is not ‘normal’ though, and for the very first time we are producing an online gallery that can be viewed until the end of December of this year. Details in the online invitation above. Please do have a look. I have two paintings exhibited, as seen above, from my Oh Australia series. If anyone wishes to buy one or both, I can arrange shipping as an extra cost. I hope to be able to donate 10% of any sales to help with the Australian restoration fund following their devastating fires.
I guess I must say something about the strange times now; I am resisting as there are so many messages out there, but if you have been effected by this horrid virus, then I send my sympathy and good wishes.
For us, so far, in North Devon, we have been fortunate to avoid any major repercussions of the virus, and for our family unit it has been a time of enjoying the other’s company. The internet is a boon, it means that we can contact our wider family and FaceTime or whatsap etc to keep in touch. Oddly though, with all this time on my hands, I haven’t spent as much time in my studio as you might think. My artwork it very much influenced by my emotions, and they are in flux at the moment. However, I have created some landscapes recently and I am sharing these with you today. As you might imagine, since we are in lockdown, I am missing the sea!
All of the paintings are unframed as yet, but I will add them to my store with all the details as they are. Framing and shipping will be extra.