Friday, 28 July 2017

Top of the Lake

                In the absence of the life drawing sessions during the summer break, myself and a few other class members have got together to paint/draw/chat about art and whatever!
               This time we met at this lakeside to attempt to capture in totally different styles the tree canopies and still qualities of this unique setting.
                                                     Jonny and Magda at work
Magda working with watercolour
Despite the mixed weather we were able to spend a couple of hours before
the rains came.
Dave painting with acrylics
Dave's "makeshift studio" as the rain started
Brian working with charcoal
Early evening sunlight through the tree canopy
Jonny decides to multi-task by eating a sandwich whilst carrying on painting!
"Steps to the Lake"- 10"x10" mixed media on paper

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Olive grove Crete

                         A new painting from my time on Crete of an olive grove in the hot sun.


                                   Olive grove at Koutouloufari - Acrylic on canvas 20"x 20"

Thursday, 6 July 2017

44 AD Gallery

                       An opportunity to exhibit my work at the 44AD gallery in Bath ,England.
                      As an associate member of the gallery this is a chance to present my paintings
                      and talk about my working methods to a group of fellow associates and resident
                      studio artists who are able to provide feedback. Along with fellow associate Jo
                     Barber we were able to display two contrasting styles of work.
                     Thanks to Katie O'Brien for her help as always.

I was able to display some small sketchbooks
and a selection of life drawings.



Monday, 3 July 2017

Artist statement audio recording

A recent interview regarding my work for an arts trail gives a brief description of my working methods.