Florence: Spring – Summer Exhibitions

Very excited to announce that I will be represented this year by Artexpertise, a contemporary gallery based in Florence and they have selected me to be included in their Spring/Summer programme of 12 exhibitions which will take place in Florence at Galleria Mentana and Merlino Bottega d’Arte and also at the Monastro di Santa Maria […]

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Back to the drawing board

Decided to concentrate on drawing this week  to help develop ideas for next paintings, aiming for at least one a day . Used the material gathered on last Weardale sketching trip to see what ideas would come through in the studio. I use a range of mediums to build up sketches – graphite, ink, pastels, oil […]

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Golden Weardale

Spent time yesterday walking the dog and sketching in beautiful Weardale, everywhere was bathed in a golden light….glorious! Hope to go back once a week for the next month and use the information for some large paintings. Here are some photos              

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Postcard to New York

I have been spending time working on some small postcard studies just for the fun of quickly playing with composition and colour. I have donated my favourite to the #Twitterartexhibit in New York which is raising money for a charity called Foster Pride. Lots left over which are for sale at £30 each. Will carry making some more […]

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Watermark Gallery

Really excited to have joined Watermark Gallery, a really good quality online art gallery based in North Yorkshire. It is run by the friendly, knowledgeable owners, Liz and Richard, real art enthusiasts who will be promoting my work on paper.  Take a look at my page where these nine paintings are for sale

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Florence exhibition

Pleased to confirm that four of my paintings will be exhibited at the Florence gallery Merlino Bottega d’Arte from 12-19 December. As a prize winner at the Versilia Biennale in July my work will be presented in a joint exhibition of artists the gallery will represent in 2016.                

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New work

Have been working on larger canvases at the moment (70X90cm) concentrating on the early morning skies seen in Teesdale recently and this week I finished these 3          

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National Open Art finalists at HIVE Expo

This weekend I went over to Harrogate to visit HIVE Expo where my painting was exhibited in the National Open Art finalists’ show. HIVE itself had a good range of work and I recognised many fellow artists from the Great North Art Show. I thought the NOA show was well curated and I enjoyed seeing […]

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