Thursday, 28 June 2012

Last chance to see.....

There's just a few days left to catch this exhibition at the Grant Bradley gallery in Bristol.

Vyv Hope - Scott at the preview evening for his exhibition
 Hope- Scott is a local musician /composer / artist and has this exhibition running until the end of June.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

"Out of the Life Room" Preview evening

A few pictures from the preview evening at the Grant Bradley gallery, a well attended event with two other exhibitions running at the same time.My work consisted of pencil and wash framed drawings seen here at the top of the picture.

Fellow artist Brian Fowler

Monday, 18 June 2012

Out of the Life Room

The joint exhibition "Out of the Life Room", that I'm participating in, is currently on at the Grant Bradley gallery in Bristol. This is an exhibition of work produced by the life drawing group and will continue until the end of June. I'll post some pictures of my work and of the private view as soon as I can.
Meanwhile I'm off to New York for a few days - more later. 

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Lawrence Durrell

I've been reading/researching the life and work of the novelist,essayist and poet, Lawrence Durrell who lived , in the 1930's on the Greek island of Corfu.As I'll be visiting Corfu later in the year it was interesting to read Durrell's account of his simple way of life brought vividly to life in his book "Prospero's Cell".
Durrell writes in a beautiful descriptive way about the island and it's inhabitants and the life enjoyed by himself and his then wife Nancy.

"And now the stars are shining down frostblown and taut upon this pure Euclidian surface.It is so still that we have dinner under the cypress tree to the light of a candle.And after it,while we are drinking coffee and eating grapes on the edge of the mirror a wind comes:and the whole of heaven stirs and trembles- a great branch of blossoms melting and swaying. Then as the candle draws breath and steadies everything hardens slowly back into the image of a world in water, so that Theodore can point into the water at our feet and show us the Pleiades burning."

Monday, 4 June 2012

North Cornwall

Whilst putting together my last post about St.Ives I thought I'd put something together about the North Cornish coast. I used to spend a lot of time here , around the area of Trebarwith and the Camel estuary down to Padstow.
These are a couple of paintings that I produced based on sketches and notes made by the more wild, North Cornish coast.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

St. Ives

I've just got back from a few days in St. Ives, absorbing the fantastic scenery and huge amounts of art that the area has to offer with its numerous galleries and studios. The beaches at Porthminster and Porthmeor in brilliant Cornish sunlight, rival any in the Caribbean.

Rock pool

Rock formation

Abstract rockpool image

I made some sketches and took notes that I'll use to produce some semi-abstract seascapes influenced by all the colours and unique light of Cornwall.
Hayle beach