Apologies for lack of updates, it’s been a busy few months preparing for a number of exhibitions and art trails, with family and other commitments in between. Bognor Coastal Art Trail runs in various venues across the Bognor Regis area, over the first two weekends in July. This preview exhibition held at POP! (Opposite theContinue reading “Prepping for trails & exhibition”
Our family had an awful start to the new year with a bereavement to someone extremely close to me. This has inevitably had a major impact on my ability to find physical and mental space to create artwork. Some artists can channel grief and trauma through to their artwork, I personally have not been ableContinue reading “Not a great start”
A new year brings fresh challenges but the same issues of finding the right balance between working to pay the bills and creating art work. However this year, I feel I may be able to find more time to create the art work needed for exhibition and sales. I hope the new owners of theContinue reading “2022 – new year, same challenges”
It’s been an extremely challenging year for us all so, like many others, I am taking a break until 2022; having said that I will probably pop into the studio midweek to escape and finish some work off! I have some plans forming for the New Year, although family health issues will take president overContinue reading “Happy Christmas”
Among paintings for sale at Clifton Road Gallery, I have mounted original drawings and Giclee prints available. The drawings have been taken directly from field sketch books and show my art process; mark making, composition, perspective, line, space and interplay between objects. Plan to make more drawings available for purchase in the near future. IContinue reading “Drawings & Giclee prints”
A chance to step back and take stock. Look at creating some new work for 2022. Uploading images of work for online sales. Make sure stock is updated and ready for potential Christmas sales at Clifton Road Gallery in Crafters Corner.
Been busy sorting out work for the upcoming exhibition, and planning to get some prints done of my paintings and drawings. it’s all go…
I have a new group exhibition to get ready for in October. Currently finishing off some large paintings, one of which will be displayed here, along with prints of drawings and paintings.
Finding new venues to exhibit and sell is often a challenge. I’m now additionally selling my small paintings at The Craft Cabin, Chalcraft Lane, Bognor Regis PO21 5TS. A lovely, unique creative venue, full of crafters and artists selling their work to the general public.
Always important to refresh your current exhibitions if you get a chance. Prevents your display feeling stagnant to potential buyers who have come along more than once. Sometimes a balancing act because you don’t want to take a painting off the wall that has attracted someone to come and visit again; but if your showContinue reading “Refreshing exhibitions”
I’m currently preparing for two exhibitions. An exhibition organised by Clifton Road Gallery will be held at Arundel Museum. 11 artists will be exhibiting new work 22-25 July. The annual Littlehampton Arts Trail will be 2-21 August. I’ll have new work on display at Clifton Road Gallery in Crafters’ Corner. Hope you can pop-by oneContinue reading “Exhibitions”
Sorry I’ve been quite quiet recently. I am currently working towards an exhibition at Arundel Museum, Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex. This is an exhibition organised by Clifton Road Gallery, and will include work from 11 artists connected to the gallery. Running for 4 days, 22-25 July, this will be great opportunity to view andContinue reading “Arundel Museum group exhibition”
https://www.art-mantic.com/ Art-Mantic has been created to provide a safe, inclusive, and supportive space for Artists and Art lovers to have Authentic Conversations about their Personal Experiences with Art and the highs and lows of living a Creative Life. So happy to be involved in this project. During these uncertain times, it’s so important to knowContinue reading “Art-Mantic”
Been spending the last few weeks looking after myself, physically and mentally. Plenty of physical exercise (walking and running), spending quality time with my wife, relaxing with a book or a movie, and painting and drawing when it felt right. Sometimes in our lives it pays to take a step back to evaluate what youContinue reading “Looking after yourself”
Been spending the last few weeks in the studio painting and drawing lots of studies, plus adding layers to ongoing paintings. I’m consciously not rushing this process, making sure I’m making the right choices to improve my work in readiness for the reopening of non-essential shops after COVID-19 lockdown is lifted. I wonder when thisContinue reading “More creating through the COVID haze.”
The last thing I want is for this post to be really negative but I think it’s important to be truthful and honest with oneself, in order to move forward and plan positively for the future. Selling one’s artwork is difficult at the best of times but in the present climate, unless you already haveContinue reading “Gallery & selling”
Well we now start a new year, and face head-on new challenges and adventures. COVID-19 is still here and growing as I write, and UK is now no longer a member of the EU. The gallery and craft shop I sell through cannot open because of Tier 4 measures. So I now have to concentrateContinue reading “New year, new challenges”