Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Another Exhibition


Saturday morning and the opportunity to accept a most generous invitation by MyPAG(the good people of the Maes y Pant Action Group) to exhibit my recent series of paintings representing aspects of that very woodland at their annual plant sale and coffee morning, to which we donated some of our proliferation of tomato seedlings and treated ourselves to a young raspberry plant. Also donated to this very good cause and community resource, after deliberation by Trevor, Sue and Andrew, was 'Woodscape #1'.

Here, resting nice and informally by still life table top arrangements (a pleasing juxtaposition, given the other strand of my painting practice, of course), are pictured:


'Woodscape #2'


'Woodscape #3'


and 'Woodscapes' #5 (right) and #6

Monday, May 08, 2017

Appearing in Print




A pleasant surprise on Friday evening as the new edition of our free local community ‘Essentials’ magazine arrived through the letterbox featuring an almost verbatim representation of an exploratory email I’d sent the editor a couple of weeks ago on the occasion of two of the ‘Woodscape’ paintings being selected for inclusion in the Wrexham Open 2017 art exhibition. Now here’s hoping there’s a bit more interest locally as a consequence.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Back Indoors...



Following the six months’ work on the ‘Woodscape’ series of paintings, a return to interior concerns and our old faithful whitewashed pears, the same as last year but, on this occasion at least, on a larger scale canvas and composed with a lot of contemplative ‘blank’ space, certain of Edmund de Waal‘s displays serving as the inspiration for such…


‘White Pears #28’
oil on canvas/40″ x 30″/April 2017


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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Wrexham Open 2017 - a Photo Essay



Currently showing at the ‘Undegun’ gallery and studio space in Wrexham town centre, the Wrexham Open 2017 art exhibition, featuring a wide range of contemporary work by professional and amateur artists from the local area and beyond, including a couple of my recent ‘Woodscapes’ (#2 and #3) which I was fortunate to have selected (from a submission of three) for inclusion. For the first time in a few years, it’s good to see one’s work in the context of others’.


















The first sighting of my ‘Woodscapes’ #2 and #3 in context.














‘Woodscapes’ #2 and #3 in their immediate context


‘Woodscapes’ #2 and #3


‘Woodscape #3’ (2017)


‘Woodscape #2’ (2016) (with close invigilation!)





A particular favourite, Mark Folds’ ‘Nothing On’.