Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Black Shore

                 Acrylic on canvas painting "Black Shore"

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Black Swan Arts visit (Artists in focus No.3)

           I spent the day recently at the Black Swan Arts gallery/centre in Frome, Somerset England.
I chose a good day as I met up with three artists, all with differing styles of work.
Paul Newman in his studio/gallery
I first met the artist Paul Newman, a "graphite" artist who also helps with the curating of the Black Swan exhibitions. Newman maintains a studio /gallery within the complex and his work is part of the Open exhibition currently on display.

Another artist who is currently working in a "pop up" studio/gallery is the landscape artist Tony McLaughlin. His work is mainly oil on canvas, but a leaf through some of his sketchbooks showed an eclectic mix of styles.

 McLaughlin at work in his studio gallery, he's taken a short term residency at the gallery.

Finally, the artist who has a show in the "Round Tower" gallery is David Smith. The exhibition runs until the 28th. of November and full details of artists participation can be found on his website and the Black Swan site. Smith has a piece entitled "Black Squares ,Black Lines & Black Magic" that
will be added to during the show.

 David Smith with the grid artwork that will be added to.

                                            Images of the "Round Tower" exhibition .
It was great to see a diverse body of work and to have the opportunity to meet the artists. Find out more from their websites.

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Monday, 2 November 2015

La Graciosa


     A new painting after the recent Lanzarote trip, acrylic on card framed (8"x8"in 13"x13" frame)

La Graciosa