Trinity Arts is the first of three exhibitions in quick succession. Opening on Monday 24th June 2019 for one week. Then comes the ESOP end of year exhibition at Mile End Pavilion which has a preview evening on Wednesday 3rd July so please come and have a drink with us.
On Monday 8th July I am hanging the final exhibition at Stag Coffee House in Canterbury which will be showing for 4 weeks so please pop in when you are in town.
Just leaving to go to Chester Art Fair for set up and private view tomorrow Friday 16th November. The fair is then open from 10am on Saturday morning until 5pm on Sunday evening. It would be lovely to see some familiar faces if anyone is up that way.
Yesterday was my first day of the new course “The Bigger Picture” with David Mach at the ESOP in London. We spent the day looking at each others work and talking about what we did and why we did it. I hope the course becomes a bit more practical – Im sure it will. I really enjoyed the day and look forward to next week.
How exciting – I have just booked my stand at Chester Art Fair on 16-18th November 2018. This is my first art fair and I’m not sure what to expect, but thought that I would try it out. Need to get some new work finished now to take there.
After a long and very successful exhibition with my dear friend and fellow painter, Natalie Bennett, I am happy to be back in the studio. I am also working hard towards my Masters in the History and Philosophy of Art. I am in the throws of writing a proposal for my dissertation which will centre around the work of Marlene Dumas. Also just at the moment I am researching the work of Frederick Sommer and William Kentridge. I have long admired Kentridge’s work but know little about Sommer. They both combine drawing with other media which add layers of meaning and poignancy to the work that they make.
Colin and I are both working hard in our respective studios in preparation for our exhibition ‘Two of us’. We are lucky enough to have both the large and small galleries at the horsebridge so we are thinking what to do with the smaller gallery. Perhaps a view into the mind of a painter? Stuff collected and sometimes used, sometimes rejected. Our work is often based around memories or journeys and photographs and postcards collected as aide memoire. Back to the studio now ….
My artist friend Natalie Bennett and I are working together on some paintings. We are using the same source material to make individual paintings. I have just seen two of hers which are finished – mine are a long way off at the moment. It is interesting to see how we are similar in our approach and also different. The spice of life and all that!!
I have been working as a moderator for an examination board this week and so have not been in my studio since Tuesday – Oh dear. I really miss it when there is not enough time. I think that I must try at least to do some drawing each day even if there is no time to paint. My sketchbooks are there ready – so off I go.