The weather is still moody and changeable. My favourite effect is low sun on one horizon, dark clouds on the opposite, bright lit foreground with structural trees showing moss greens in the middle distance. Throw in a carpet of bluebells and you have the English countryside at its best.
It's always a good time to paint.
The year has got off to a busy start - preparations are underway for Wynyard Hall's Best of British Spring Fayre from Saturday 30th April to Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May.
I have also been invited to exhibit at the Alnmouth Art Festival 18th and 19th June. The perfect opportunity to display a range of seascape paintings and seascape inspired ceramics. Alnmouth is a picturesque fishing village on the Northumberland coast brought to life by the diversity of artists dotted around the village during the two day event.
September is the month of my solo exhibition at Allendale Forge Studios. So much to do!!
New Ceramics page on my web site
I have set up a new web page for my ceramic work.
Pieces include a series of ceramic pots inspired by my seascape paintings, some are embellished with a figure on the lid. Each pot is coil built in layers allowing the form to evolve intuitively in a sculptural process, giving each pot a uniqueness which embraces looseness and freedom of form. The glaze colours are applied to represent the constant movement of the sea; the raw pot is like dry sand with a wet edge against the white shallow water, whilst deeper depths are represented by rich green and turquoise hues. The figures on the lids have their own narratives; finding a stillness above the turmoil of the moving sea.