Delighted to report that my painting ‘Skirlaugh Station’ was selected for the Harrogate Open Art Exhibition. The exhibition is open to all artists with a link to the Harrogate area, and features work from amateur and professional artists in the local area, so it’s an honour to have my work displayed alongside some of the […]
If you are in Skipton, Yorkshire, in the next couple of days, there is still time to see our exhibition featuring work inspired by the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1. Myself, Audrey Edwards and Linda Dearden have a variety of work on display at Holy Trinity Church, at the top of […]
Concrete Block – Barmston Drain. Preparatory work.Concrete Block – Barmston Drain. Preparatory work.
I’m doing some work based on an image of a concrete block next to the Barmston drain. It’s to illustrate Sculcoates as it is in 2017. Industrial, unloved, uninhabited. Yet people are here, because the block is covered in graffiti. The first image is in charcoal. It’s a sketch. I like this. As a sketch, […]
Bit of work with photographs for college. I’m looking at places I used to live, and places relevant to family history. I’ve been looking at images to use, some of them are my own and some are acquired from elsewhere. The original idea was to use them as painting subjects, but right now I’m happier […]
I’ve finished the image of ‘Yorke’s Folly’ (in reverse!) that I was doing – I’m pleased with how it’s turned out. What do you think? I’m really pleased with the sky, and how it blends with the landscape. It’s all in 3 colours; blue, yellow, and a very dark Red, which to be fair almost […]
I’m busy printmaking at the minute. I’ve done a bit more at college, but as I now have most of the kit I need to do this from home, I’ve been busy. Here’s a bit of work based on the old workhouse in Pateley Bridge – first colour. It’s deliberately gloomy! And reversed – as […]
Gosh, it’s been a while since anything happened on my neglected site. One of the things I intend to do this year is run a commentary on what I’m doing at art college. I’m into year 3 of 5, and as well as documenting in paper form, I’ve committed to updating this website. Maybe if […]
If you are going to be in the Skipton area in the next few weeks, you can see 3 of my pieces in this excellent exhibition. It’s in good company, with a variety of amateur and professional artists who live and work in the Craven area displaying work. Do have a look if you can.
A great day out as always; and I’m delighted to report some minor success! ‘Ilkley Station’ (Oil, 20″ x 16″) managed a 2nd place; …and I also came away with ‘Highly Accredited’ recognition for ‘Askwith Phone Box’. Pictures on the gallery soon – better than these ones! It’s a bit of fun is the Nidderdale […]