Today 14th November 2019

I seem to have been handing in works all over the place this month, so far. Sunday 10th November, I handed in a small painting to Exeter Castle for the SWAc (South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts) open exhibition, which runs from November 12th - 23rd and the gallery is open daily from 10am - 4.30pm. The address is: Castle Street, Exeter, EX4 3PU. There is an online catalogue on their website:

The image below can also be viewed in my website gallery.

On Monday, I had a call from Alison Nicholson, who is the owner/manager of Tea & Togs in Fore Street, Ilfracombe, who wanted some of my work to display in her shop. As she is in Ilfracombe, works with a seaside flavour were requested.  Alison also accepted for sale, christmas cards with the Seadreams image. I’m not sure how many other pieces Alison plans to hang before christmas, but she will be including more in the new year.

Today - 9th November 2019

It’s handing in today and tomorrow at the Burton Art Gallery in Bideford, for the ‘Friends of the Burton’ Winter Exhibition. The Burton Art Gallery, now know as the Burton at Bideford, hosts this event each year at this time and it is an opportunity to find some attractive and engaging works that could make lovely Christmas presents for some lucky people. 

I have handed in two works - ink paintings on Yupo paper, mounted and framed under glass, entitled Monochrome I & II, both priced at £295. 00, images below, and hope at least one will be hung. Do go and have a look. The exhibition private view is on Friday 15th November and the exhibition runs from 16th November - 22nd December. The Burton is open seven days a week 10am - 4pm, apart from Sundays when the opening is 11am.

Today - 29 October 2019

Its been a cold day today - a day for indoor day jobs - and I have been applying to submit work to another couple of exhibition opportunities.  

I am a member of North Devon Arts, a local art society based in this area, who have a Christmas exhibition coming up next month. Today has been a time for sorting out what to submit - only two works - but I wanted them to be quite recent and not shown anywhere else before now. 

The first one,  Primero Y Ultimo, was created following a trip to Spain, to the caves in Altamira, where there are  cave paintings from eons ago. The caves were first discovered in the 1860’s, and excavation began, completing in the 1960’s when it was found that the paintings were deteriorating from human contact and light. Archivists and others then set about creating the paintings that we can see today, using, as far as possible, replicas of paint and image. A couple of years ago, we also visited Ronda in Spain, and had a tour of the corrida, the bullring. Although bullfighting is not something I condone, the way in which the beast is revered, was. Therefore, the image is an amalgam, of images that translated from my head to my hand, to my brush. 

The second one is called, Hot Rock, and to me, speaks about the movement of the planet’s layers, deep beneath the surface. Hope you like them.

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