New Year, new challenges...

Time to leave 2016 behind and more forward....

I try as I get older to live more 'in the moment' and not get too bogged down worrying about stuff that might not happen. When I'm down in my cozy studio I feel a sense of calm.. a feeling of being cocooned away from the worlds troubles for the time I'm there. Painting is a wonderful way of completely switching off. Deep in the process of creating. It's not always a relaxing experience... it's very challenging at times even frustrating. But it is rewarding and something I have to do.... With the Affordable Art fair at Battersea, London just around the corner I'm working on new works. Now there's a challenge...

'Spring and the Blue Beyond' 60cm x 60cm 




Easing my way back....

After finishing a very large commission, I felt like I needed a rest from the studio... but it's not long before the the need to return beckons. So I've eased myself back working on two small 40cm x 40cm paintings. I'm still feeling the blues and browns of North Cornwall's wonderful coastline... still clear in my memory from my trip back in April. 

St Mawgan Cove 40cm x 40cm

 Into the Blue Atlantic 40cm x 40cm 

Other news, with Christmas just around the corner,  I have paintings at Bircham Gallery in Holt, Norfolk always a treat to visit... full of beautiful gift ideas. VK Gallery at St Ives in Cambridgeshire another lovely destination for gift goodies is also showing my work. And over in Battersea, London I've some bright colourful paintings showing in their Christmas Exhibition. 

And back in the studio there is a big blank square canvas on my easel waiting for me....


Back in the studio.....

Working on a commission is always challenging especially when it's a large canvas measuring 120cm x 175cm. But I've been given a brief based on a smaller painting of mine so at least I have an idea of colour! it's already gone through some changes... building up and taking away is part of the journey of painting. The artist is constantly reevaluating, making decisions and it can change from hour to hour.. exhausting! it has a way to go, here are a few details from the painting so far. 




Robert Fogell Gallery Celebrating 10 years 2006 - 2016

I first exhibited with Robert Fogell Gallery at Stamford, Lincolnshire in 2013. Robert runs the gallery with his wife Diane, they are a welcoming warm couple who are passionate about the contemporary arts. Robert an artist himself creates sculptures in bronze, stone, steel and mixed media. His organic works are a joy to observe and to touch, an interplay of rhythmic harmony! They now have more than fifty artists who exhibit in their superb gallery. The gallery has developed a reputation for quality over the years. Nestled in the beautiful picturesque town of Stamford it's worth a visit. They are holding their 10th Anniversary Exhibition private view over this coming weekend Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th, the gallery will be awash with outstanding works from some of their regular artists who have exhibited over the years with Robert and Diane. In the garden they will be showing some magnificent sculpture and refreshments will be available. Also the sun promises to be shining!

'Lost in the Moment' 50cm x 50cm 












A couple of sunny stunners!

This weekend I'm very happy to be exhibiting at two galleries I've be associated with for many years in Essex. Soo Turner of Turner Barnes Gallery Shenfield, is a very old friend, we have worked together for a number of years.. she is a complete and utter professional with a keen eye on the art market. Turner Barnes Gallery has represented both emerging and established artists from around the World, hosting Pop-Up exhibitions in London, working as curator on exhibitions in Europe and exhibiting at Art Fairs in the US and Asia. 'Summer Colours' Abstract Exhibition starts July 23rd and runs until 20th August. Do go along you will not be disappointed!

Atlantic Blue 60cm x 60cm Turner Barnes Gallery.

Sally Patrick is the owner of Hayletts Gallery in Maldon Essex. Sally's gallery is warm and welcoming set in the ground floor of a handsome eighteenth century building at the top end of Maldon High Street.The gallery specialises in finding and promoting the best East Anglian artists and also deals in Modern British and Contemporary Fine Art. 'Essex Women Artists' exhibition starts 23rd July continues until 3rd September. well worth a visit!

'A new way Forward' 40cm x 50cm Hayletts Gallery