Sunday, December 27, 2009

A winter walk...

and the skies grew old and the ocean wept...

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Market Hall Corner, Oil on linen - 434cm x 100cm

I have very recently been reunited with this painting 'Market Hall Corner' after very careful delivery from Derby. It is currently being exhibited at 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour, Portsmouth.

I made this painting two years' ago in the early stages of the Vickers Fine Art Award residency. I hadn't seen this painting for a whole year until I unwrapped it for the hang. It was last shown (and seen!) in the Tregoning Gallery, Derby in December 2008. I really cannot believe that the year has flown by so quickly and how my paintings and related events become personal markers on the passing of time. This year hasn't been so productive for me, whereas last year the Vickers Award allowed me to focus full-time on my work, however, being reunited with this painting again was a pleasant experience. With a new audience brings new feedback and inspiration. I'm intending to throw myself back into the studio in the new year. So time to put my money where my mouth is - watch this space...

Also on show is 'Westfield' only previously exhibited at GASP, however, this time with a little more space to stand back:

Westfield, 2009 - Oil on canvas - 150cm x 100cm

The last few months have been busy with administering the first Art Space Portsmouth International Residency in addition to my usual tasks in the office. Our first artist was Frauke Materlik from Hanover, Germany, who arrived in mid September and sadly left on Monday. However, Frauke will hopefully be back next Autumn for a major residency exhibition at Aspex and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Please click here to visit her residency blog (or link on right of page).

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Rain comes from the clouds
Sun lights up the sky


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