Where Have I Been?

‘Prisoner’, February 2022, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 cm.

I discover that I’ve not posted anything here since May 2020. Since then I have mainly used Instagram to share my work. I’d be interested to know how you feel about social media, and the best way to share and promote work? Links to my social media accounts are below.

Just over a year ago, perhaps as a reaction to the strangeness of our current situation, my work changed. In a moment of fearlessness, a large comical nose appeared, and then an eye. My abstract paintings were now also absurd grotesques. They made me laugh.

‘Ghoulish’, February 2022, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 cm.

I have been working with a more monochromatic palette because I have been asked to do something quite large in ‘black and white with one dark colour‘. I’m normally partial to pinks, turquoise, and bright yellows (see painting at the bottom of this post). It’s proving a very productive exercise. It is always good to limit the possibilities, that’s when you have to make concise decisions. I do wonder if/how my work will be affected by this period of monochromatic discipline when I let the colour back in.

The painting below, was created in September of 2021. I have entered it into the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition because, why not. I won’t know until April if I’m through to the next round. It’s hard to get in, so we will see. I’ll let you know.

‘Wayward’, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 50 cm

If you’re out there, reading this, please let me know. Thank you, Sarah.

Green Hill Open Exhibition 2019

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I am honoured to have been chosen as one of the judges for this year’s Green Hill Arts Open Exhibition.

To submit your work, click on the above link.

Based in Moretonhampstead and one of Devon’s most prominent Art Galleries, Green Hill  is attracting the attention of some of the most respected South West Artists. Names such as Peter Randall-Page, Susan Derges, and Peter Stiles have become synonymous with Green Hill over the last five years  having exhibited in the Gallery’s large attractive contemporary space, and supported Green Hill’s developing programme.

 

The Plough Arts Centre Open Drawing Competition Exhibition

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The Plough Arts Centre open drawing competition exhibition Poster

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‘Hadaway’ Gouache on A3 watercolour paper

‘Hadaway’ is included in this exhibition which runs until the 24th of October. I hope you get a chance to see it.

Thelma Hulbert Open Exhibition

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I am delighted that ‘Runghead’ has been selected for the Thelma Hulbert Open Exhibition

The private view will take place this  Saturday 12th July,  2 – 4pm

Prize giving will be at 3pm

Exhibition dates: 12 July 2014 – 23  August 2014

For more info, please visit the gallery’s website www.thelmahulbert.com

“The THG Open celebrates the rich and varied talent of artists living in the South West.

A perfect opportunity to view and purchase work by some of the best established and emerging artists from across the region, as well as an opportunity to vote for your favourite work to win our popular Visitors’ Choice prize.”

'Runghead' Gouache and Pencil on Watercolour Paper 24 x 67 cm

‘Runghead’ Gouache and Pencil on Watercolour Paper 24 x 67 cm