Sunday, 26 June 2016
Exciting times! I am developing a new art studio space at Soughbridge Mill in Sough Nr. Kelbrook and it will be completed within the next fortnight. It will be another shared space with artist Jacqui Smith and poet/photographer Jo Lewis. I will be running drawing and painting workshops there on Thursdays and continuing to run my art workshops at Art & Soul in Padiham on Wednesdays. The rest of the week, I will be painting at one or the other studio. We have named it 's o u l s p a c e' and it will be a place where the creative spirit is nurtured and given breathing space. Special thanks go to Phil Darby, my friend and colleague from Art & Soul who has built partition walls and surfaces with 'assistance' from me. I am very excited about the space and its possibilities and am looking forward to running the workshops there. Here are some images and below is the leaflet I've designed for the workshops
Tuesday, 1 March 2016
Monday, 29 February 2016
I made a welcome return to Arttutor.com this week and went to Liverpool to film two landscape tutorials for them. Here are the pieces that I produced in soft pastels and pastel pencils. I often feel like I struggle between making sense in words and concentrating on the pieces themselves. I was happy with the visual outcome of these and trust that after Jon has done his magic through the editing process, it will sound ok and make sense too!
Monday, 21 September 2015
Tuesday, 15 September 2015
I have been showing my work at Staithes Arts festival this weekend and was talking about this series of paintings called 'Happenings'. I am tempted to leave them untitled because people bring such personal and independent responses to them. Having said that, 'Dance of the Waves' does suit this piece which has just found a new home following the festival.
Dance of the Waves
Sunday, 6 September 2015
I struggled to find the right title for this as it seemed like the end of the tunnel or journey and a new beginning or birth. I settled on 'the Source' which captures for me the place from which all things came and to which they will all return.