Tuesday, June 23, 2015

New Beginnnings....

Have been way too busy to be technical, but seeing as I have a blog, and it has been redundant for 18 months, I have vowed to myself to keep writing, not just painting.
Since I last wrote, I have had a few shows and won an award in Milan and joined an artists members club in the East End.  So i have got some excuses. My last show was a two day POP UP Art show at home showcasing some of my newest paintings and prints and drawings.  Take a look, all comments welcome!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

New Works

I have been working on some personal projects over the last six months with a view to a new exhibition this Spring.  Wolves, foxes, deer and wild animals have fascinated me for some time and have brought some new energy into my work and I have followed the predictable route of entering one of my wolves into the RA Summer show.  Much of the last six months has been about finishing.  Where does a work begin and end?  Something that proves to continuously challenge me.  When does the last brushstroke become too much or too little? Returning to old subjects in those moments of doubt can be comforting, and so I finished my first commission which will be off to Amsterdam soon.  So I am sharing some of the things I have been working on and hope to bring more news of my activities shortly.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

West London Art Prize 2013

It has been an exciting month.  I became a member of FACK and entered a competition for the first time. I was very pleased to be shortlisted.  I had to deliver my work at the beginning of the month.  It is a new painting, Neon II, oil on canvas, £925 and is hanging in the Griffin Gallery until July 11th.
Tonight I am doing a talk at the gallery together with the other 13 shortlisted artists about my work.
I will probably post it at a later date.  I feel it is a new direction, using a darker palette and edging towards a physical space rather than just a facade as previously.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Some of the things I am working on right now...

Still fascinated by facades, but now edging more towards doorways, stairways and the way they transform under different lights.....

oil sketch of a doorway at night

oil sketch of a pub facade in the East end

water and its endless mutations

oil sketch of a staircase, Rome

Monday, April 1, 2013

Artist in residence at Manuka Kitchen Fulham Road!

As of February 2013 I have two of my paintings hanging in Manuka Kitchen my favourite restaurant on the Fulham Road.  Tyler and Joseph had a great review written by the Independent food critic whose main objection was the blank wall facing him as he ate his meal.  So the guys contacted me and we went round one Sunday with a bunch of paintings, and while the girls ate pancakes, we hung the paintings. Et voila!  They are glad to have some art hanging finally and I am happy to have the exposure.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Paintings at Studio 657 December 11-17th 2012

Here is finally an update and report on my second exhibition, the first one in a gallery space, Studio 657 on the Fulham Road.  I certainly learnt a lot putting the invites together, selecting, together with Valerie Monina the director of the gallery, the paintings to hang in the space and organising the opening.  Despite nerves, I enjoyed every moment of it.  It has taken until now for me to take a step back and breathe!  I sold half of the exhibition which was beyond my dreams.  I have now enough money after costs to build a website and purchase some more materials.  I was longing to get back in the studio after all the post - show administration.  I have given my studio a good spring clean and organised all my ideas into sketchbooks so I am now working on new projects (more to follow on this).  I am uploading some images of the show and the opening.  Thank you everyone for coming and for your support.  I look forward to seeing you at the next one!