March News

Matutia. 81 x 81cmI really enjoy this time of year, with the days beginning to get longer and signs of the onset of spring. But in some ways I’m going to miss the low golden winter sun, and those few frosty mornings that we’ve had.  I’ve been working on a range of pieces exploring the winter light and colours, such as ‘Matutia’ Acrylic on canvas 81 x 81cm, above.

These paintings will be previewed this Saturday 5 March at our ‘First Saturdays’ Open Studio at Bull Mill Studio, before being consigned to Artique Galleries in Windsor and Cambridge the following week. It would be great to see you if you can make it (open from 10 – 5)

‘STOURHEAD 52 / 12 / 4’

Stourhead-study-03-2-15.I’m getting work finished and ready for my ‘Stourhead 52 / 12 / 4’ exhibition to be held at First View Gallery at Stourhead from 15 April – 6 May 2016.

To continue the wintery theme, this is one of the 52 studies which will be on show: painted on 3 February last year ( I think it was the only snowfall we had here in 2015!).

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My new project: ‘Sticks in the Smoke′ is progressing well. I’m visiting, researching and drawing a different public garden or park in Central London each week. Finding out about the history and development of these spaces is absolutely fascinating. Please do read my Sticks-in-the-Smoke blog which I’m updating every week (I’d be really grateful if you could share it).

This research is leading to a collection of paintings exploring the theme of city green spaces from the perspective of a rural landscape painter, which will be exhibited in London in 2017.

See my sketchbook drawing below, of Leicester Square Gardens from 2 weeks ago.


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