Three exhibitions

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.

Time to regroup and reflect

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.


Only two weeks to go!!

peace be with youColin 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 ….

Exhibition approaching

My exhibition with Colin Whitaker is fast approaching so I have been in the studio working hard.   The exhibition is called ‘Two of Us’ and the idea is from the song by the Beatles.

Two of us riding nowhere
Spending someone’s
Hard earned pay
Two of us Sunday driving
Not arriving

On our way back home
We’re on our way home
We’re on our way home
We’re going home

Two of us sending postcards
Writing letters
On my wall
You and me burning matches
Lifting latches

On our way back home
We’re on our way home
We’re on our way home
We’re going home

You and I have memories
Longer than the road that stretches out ahead

Two of us wearing raincoats
Standing so low
In the sun
You and me chasing paper
Getting nowhere

On our way back home
We’re on our way home
We’re on our way home
We’re going home

Our paintings are based on our memories of places, people and things – journeys that we have made and the things that we see.

Horsebridge Centre – 21st September – 28th September

Working together

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!!