Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Holmfirth Art Market

Last week was a blur getting ready for the Holmfirth Art Market: new work to finish, work to collect from the framers, new pieces to have printed and then mount and wrap, the usual pre-show evening spent tucking cards and envelopes in to cellophane wrappers.  I had new boards this time and tried to simplify my display.  As usual it was an exciting day.  Met up with faces that have become familiar, and met some new creative folk. 

Friday, 15 June 2012

New Work


'Over the moors'

Untitled I

Untitled II

Here is some of the new work that I have been doing for my upcoming exhibition at Trattles and Gaell in Whitby (from mid July).  The work is all based on sketches from my trip to Yorkshire in April.  I'm looking forward to it being shown in Yorkshire.

Inspired by work seen at Dorset Open Arts, and by David building a print press, I've been experimenting with some printing.  These are monoprints.  I like these as they are, strong, direct and gestural but I have also been using monoprints to create the 'bones' of my new work as a change to painting with ink.  There'll be more new work on show at the Holmfirth Art Market on June 24th.

Bridport Arts Quarter

Bridport Arts Quarter was a revelation! Tucked behind the town, it's a treasure trove of antique and bric-a-brac stores, vintage clothing, artists studios and small businesses. Housed in converted warehouses it's an exciting example of how creative industries can bring life in to towns and cities. Many artists were showing work for the Dorset Open Arts and it was great to explore and escape the wind and rain.


This is a detail of a piece that Penny created on my last landscapes workshop.  She really engaged with the different mark making techniques and applied it to her own images of travels in Vietnam.  The tumble down buildings on stilts along the waters edge were realised with an eclectic range of papers. Lovely!
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