Junk

November 6th, 2013

I really enjoy going to car boot sales and antiques shops. In the summer, there was an outdoor antiques fair in Firle near Lewes. It was a gloriously sunny day with lots of visitors. There was a great atmosphere with music, pizza, coffee and cake too. I enjoyed relaxing on the playing field and did a few v quick sketches. It was a really good view as I could sit behind the sellers. I worked one up into this linocut.

When I was last in Hastings, I did a few sketches of boats and fish. Then this crazy ‘magical’ still life caught my eye on the beach. I’m not sure who set it up, perhaps one of the fishermen? Anyway, I particularly liked the cows head that was made of paper mache. I made him a bit friendlier for my print as the original also included bulbous eyes and red paint for blood! I also changed a few other elements and added seagulls. One of whom is reflected in the mirror on the piano.¬† I also printed it on brown paper to give it a recycled feel.

Glasgow and Edinburgh

October 14th, 2013

Had a wonderful time visiting friends in Fife, Edinburgh and Glasgow. So nice to return to Scotland. A welcome break after a v busy pre Frankfurt Book fair. Visited some great places including the Hill of Tarvit and St Andrews. Was lovely to see more of Glasgow’s amazing architecture. Highlights include visiting the Glasgow Print studio, Queens Park and an evening out in the West End. Once in Edinburgh, in true tourist style, even hopped on a tourist bus. Every time I go back to Edinburgh¬† it reminds me of my student days. Unsurprisingly, over the past 15 years there have been changes. Most obvious to me has been the regeneration of Tollcross where I once lived. New businesses with glass facades have replaced many of the old buildings. A new tram line (in progress), restaurants, shops, banks etc.. have also appeared. Most importantly it still retains it’s great beauty and charm.

Saw a magical Peter Doig exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery. Always enjoy visiting the Fruitmarket gallery for the bookshop, cafe and exhibition. First time visit to the Dovecot gallery thanks to a recommendation from friends. Home to a permanent tapestry studio (viewable from a balcony). Also, currently showing the photographs of David Peat including Glasgow street scenes from the late 1960s. The Edinburgh Printmakers has a great studio too and currently some wonderful prints by John Bellany. Squeezed in a visit to Morningside. Wish I could have spent more time there. Hope to return soon!

http://dovecotstudios.com/about/

http://www.nationalgalleries.org/visit/introduction-114

http://www.edinburghprintmakers.co.uk/

http://www.gpsart.co.uk/

Hastings Fish

October 13th, 2013

Always enjoy returning to Hastings. I was at the Jerwood gallery and stopped off at the fish shop nearby. Had an interesting chat with the owner about the Old Town. The window displays are always impressive. Tried to sketch as quickly as I could so I wasn’t blocking the view for passers by. So much to draw – monkfish, mackerel, mullet, crab, prawns, sprats . . . you name it, it was there! I used some artistic license to incorporate the most interesting (or prettiest) fish.

Brighton Art Fair

September 18th, 2013

I will be taking part in the Brighton Art Fair this year. I’ll be showing a selection of prints at the St Annes gallery stand 65 alongside paintings by Jo Lamb and Tom Benjamin. The exhibition runs from the 19th until 22nd September. Please come along if you can!

www.brightonartfair.co.uk/

www.stannesgalleries.com/

www.jolamb-art.com/

www.tombenjamin.co.uk

Pack of 8 colourful postcards

September 18th, 2013

I have a new set of 8 postcards. They’re currently available at The Towner Gallery, Eastbourne and Castor and Pollux in Brighton.

Lewes Artwave

August 21st, 2013

You are warmly invited to visit the Pastorale Studios for my Lewes Artwave show.

I will be showing new limited edition prints and cards.
There will also be prints by Lucinka Soucek and across the courtyard at Keizer Frames gallery, work by Alvaro Petritoli.

The Pastorale studio will be open Fri 23rd, Sat 24th, Sun 25th, Mon 26th, Sat 31st August
and Sun1st, Fri 6th, Sat 7th and Sun 8th September 11am – 5pm (Bank Holiday 11am – 4pm).
Pastorale studio and Antiques features on p12 of The Artwave Brochure. If you have any queries, please get in touch

Please come along if you can!

www.artwavefestival.org/

St Annes Artwave

August 21st, 2013

A selection of my drawings and prints will be on show alongside other local artists including Jo Lamb, Julian Bell and Nick Bodimede at St Annes, Lewes. Opens Saturday.

Well worth a visit!

www.stannesgalleries.com/

Lewes drawings

August 20th, 2013

Here are a few more Lewes drawings. Some of which will be on show during the Lewes Artwave which starts on Friday.

Southover High Street

August 7th, 2013

Southover, Lewes

August 5th, 2013

Here are a couple of drawings of Southover including St John the Baptist church and the surrounding Downs. I did a number of drawings including the passing trains and the bowlers on the lawn in the foreground. This is another area where we run at circuit training. I think a theme is developing!