I’ve decided to take some time away from exhibiting to enable me to dedicate some time to develop my portfolio of new work. I have since been creating a lot of drawings and gathering ideas for new paintings. I have a number of paintings “on the go”, with the idea of developing the series ofContinue reading “New work developing & expensive open art competitions!”
Category Archives: Keep Creating
Gradually making progress on drawings and paintings. Have been getting ideas together, making sketches and taking photographs of scenes that take my notice and inspire me in some way. I’m currently focusing on the interplay between the man-made and natural, using textures, line and colour. I’ve got lots of ideas from public and private gardens,Continue reading “Making progress”
Christmas & 2023
The Christmas holiday season is a much needed break for many. A chance to reflect on the past year, relax and unwind with family and friends. At the back of my mind I will be planning for 2023, but for me personally, this festive season will be difficult due to losing loved ones; but IContinue reading “Christmas & 2023”
I’m now working in my space, taking my time planning, sketching and studying subject matter to create new artwork. For the last 10 months I have been pressuring myself to create art to exhibit and sell in the gallery, art trails and events. I have realised that I need to take a step back, doContinue reading “Taking time”
I’ve spent the last two weeks moving into a new workspace. I’m finally there, set up and raring to get on with new work. As I am now based in the local university, this is a golden opportunity for me to create new work and new directions, and to develop new partnerships. Please get inContinue reading “New workspace”
New work space
I’ve now moved into a new workspace closer to home. It’s a small but perfectly formed space, in a venue promoting partnerships and business enterprise. Looking forward to producing new work. A new space for a new direction, new ideas and new outlook. Once I’m settled and producing new work, I will be welcoming visitors.Continue reading “New work space”
I currently have some paintings on display in the window of Studio 17, Norfolk Road, Littlehampton BN17 5PW. If you’re in the area, please do take a wander up Norfolk Road, just off the seafront, the far end of East Beach Green. You can’t miss the gorgeous pink exterior of Studio 17. All work isContinue reading “Studio 17”
Apologies for lack of recent blog activity. I have had a need to step away from my practice for a short time to recharge my battery and look after my own mental health. However, things are moving forward, so please watch out for some exciting updates very soon…
A very warm studio!
Well, the studio is sweltering at the moment, so on a mission to get some air flow! Spent some time getting some paintings sorted and a bit of studio organising this afternoon.
Littlehampton Arts Trail
Linda Barton-Towers is one of the other regular artists exhibiting in the venue. Her popular, powerful seascapes are very striking and expressive.
Day 3 of the art trail, and, although we are very quiet (thanks to the scorching weather and Wimbledon tennis finals), we have had some lovely conversations with very interested art lovers and some sales. I’ve taken the opportunity to do some painting in my space. This is great way of engaging with interested peopleContinue reading “Bognorcoastalarttrail”
Prepping for trails & exhibition
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”
Not a great start
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”
2022 – new year, same challenges
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”
Drawings & Giclee prints
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.
Exhibition prep & prints
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.
Craft Cabin, Bognor Regis
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”
Arundel Museum group exhibition
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”
Looking after yourself
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”
More creating through the COVID haze.
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.”
Gallery & selling
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”
Artwork for sale
Looking at brighter times..
New year, new challenges
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”