Alongside the RAW17 Exhibition which is taking place as part of Holmfirth Artweek I will also be exhibiting two paintings in the main exhibition in the Civic Hall for the second year running.
‘Lost Horizon No. 10’ & ‘Lost Horizon No.11’ will be on display and available to purchase for £165 each with 20% of each sale going to Macmillan Cancer Support.
The Exhibition in the Civic Hall is one of the biggest open exhibitions in the country featuring work by over 400 professional & amateur artists. The main exhibition takes place at Holmfirth Civic Hall, with additional Fringe venues dotted around the Holme Valley and Colne Valley area.
As Artweek is a fundraising event a commission of 20% is paid by artists on all sales made with all proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Last week saw me heading down to St. Ives in Cornwall to deliver a new set of paintings to the Stowe Gallery.
Ok, so I could have sent them by courier but it was as good as an excuse as any to take some time out to visit the gallery in person and soak up some of the atmosphere of St. Ives. Neither the gallery or St. Ives did not disappoint. The owner Paul Stowe who is also a hugely talented artist was lovely and welcoming and after many emails, it was great to finally meet in person.
St. Ives was, as always a delight. Its a couple of years since I last visited and it was great getting reacquainted with its jumble of streets and many open studios to visit. Most of my time though was spent walking the coastal path just soaking up the atmosphere. The highlight of the trip though was undoubtedly a visit to the island of St. Marys in the Scilly Isles, this long-time ambition now fulfilled has left me wanting more.
It will be interesting to see over the coming months how the light Cornish hues play in contrast to the dark drama of the North Sea and influence my paintings. As they say, watch this space…
I’m pleased to announce that my work has been selected to be displayed in this years Saltaire Arts Trail.
Saltaire Arts Trail is a community arts event held annually on the late May Bank Holiday weekend. It offers an imaginative visual arts programme, celebrating the village’s rich heritage, and offering opportunities to both emerging and established artists.
The Arts Trail prides itself in reaching out to new audiences and making art accessible to all by using imaginative venues – the internationally recognised Salts Mill, public buildings, the homes of Saltaire residents and outdoor spaces around Saltaire, to display visual art outside of traditional settings, as well as delivering new exhibitions and commissions.
During this event I will be exhibiting a selection of my work at Flat 3, 66 Victoria Road, Saltaire. Further information about the event can be found on the Saltaire Inspired website.