Tuesday, 16 August 2011

New painting commissions.

I'm working from home at the moment, taking a sabbatical from my studio as our new baby is due in September. So I'm back to doing some portraiture again, and loving it!
I can't wait to be able to sketch our new arrival. In the meantime I'm going to be working (gently!) on a few small oil paintings that I've been waiting to get on with for a while.

I've just seen a little mention I have in this months Ideal Home magazine, with a couple of past portrait works featured (better images on my contact page.) I hope to do some similar works in the next few months and try a new angle on the style that I've been planning for a while. Watch this space..... images to follow.... gradually (baby permitting)!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

My new Library Dust books

Interior of 'Kept out of the way of progress'

Interior of 'We now have an alternative interpretation'

Making the most of the library dust I've collected from the floor of a University library. These two new works are arranged more deliberately than my earlier 'Library Dust' pieces. I feel they are more successful, drawing attention to the interesting shapes, textures, colours and details amidst the fragments.

'Kept out of the way of progress'

'We now have an alternative interpretation'

Friday, 29 April 2011

New Work at Spike Island

This weekend I've taken the opportunity to develop some ideas I've been working on with my withdrawn library books at the Spike Island Open Studios. I'll be there on Monday if you fancy coming along.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Inside Out

I've just been installing my books 'Withdrawn' for this show at the RWA in Bristol. The work is all looking really good together, which is quite an achievement for such an eclectic show! Well done the Jamaica Street team and thanks for inviting me to be involved.  (For details follow linked logo.)

The exhibition is billed as "an insight into Bristol's explosive studio movement the show highlights JSA's prominent position in the city's art scene. Encompassing the vibrancy and diversity of the studio, the exhibition showcases a number of emerging and established artists, and ex-studio members, who have gone on to achieve international success."

If you would like to come along to the private view on Friday night I still have a number of invitations to give away. Drop me an e-mail.