There’s a real sense of excitement in my studio at the moment as I’ve just begun working on a whole new series of paintings. The excitement stems from the fact that it involves the two greatest passions in my life (aside from my family naturally!) – the British Coastline and travel.
Taking inspiration from a series of aerial photographs taken by drone, my latest body of work will be composed of a series of oil paintings based on the 14 shipping regions of the North Sea that surround the United Kingdom. To connect these paintings to each area sand collected from the beaches in each region will be incorporated into the paintings giving each one a physical link to the area.
The areas that I will be focusing my work on which are used in the BBC’s shipping forecast are as follows:
This project will see me travelling to all corners of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to record each region. Already plans are taking shape to visit some amazing locations to base my paintings on. My first port of call has been to record the inshore area that falls between Gibralter Point and North Foreland with a visit to Mappleton in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
You can follow the progress of this project here on the website and also by following me on Instagram
I’m absolutely thrilled and excited to announce that my artwork is now represented by the amazing Hope Gallery which is situated in the Design Quarter of Redbrick Mill, Batley. The gallery showcases a fantastic selection of both local and international contemporary artists and a large selection of my original oil paintings will be available to purchase. Continue reading “Represention at the Hope Gallery”→
I was overjoyed to be awarded the ‘Best Presented Stand Award’ at the Art& Show in York over the weekend. Chosen from the 120 Artists exhibiting, the award was judged and presented by Sarah Cilla from the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. It was such an honour, especially as this was my very first major art show. Continue reading “Best Presented Stand Award”→
Last weekend I delivered two of my paintings to the Civic Hall at Holmfirth, West Yorkshire to be exhibited as part of the Holmfirth Artweek 2017 which runs from Sunday 2nd July to Saturday 8th July. Continue reading “Holmfirth Artweek 2017”→
You know the saying “Time sure flies when you’re having fun”? Well, that seems to sum up how life has been for me lately!
My weekdays have been spent in a flurry of work on my “Coastal Elements” series of paintings, I now have 7 pieces completed of this body of work and a couple more underway. Hopefully, by the time of the Art& Show in York this October, I’ll have a good selection of paintings to exhibit. Continue reading “Painting and planning”→