End of Year Happenings
I'm always busy, never more so than this time of year as autumn colours becon me to paint the changing landscape. I have produced a set of ten new atmospheric paintings in sumptuous frames.
Over the coming weeks I will be exhibiting at several Christmas fairs - check out the galleries/art fairs page for details. They give me the opportunity to engage in a fun festive atmosphere. The response to my work is always positive.
As a frivolous diversion from the serious challenge of painting I have made a range of 'baubles'. I was looking to produce a simple object to explore crystalline glazes on. This has become a huge technical challenge one which I have relished.
Time for one last outdoor Raku firing
I always get a thrill out of doing a Raku firing. It is so immediate, the smokey crackle finish is always a challenge but so satisfying when it works!
Hand building pots has become a labour of love. Finished in a series of blue washes, these have taken on the appearance of seascape paintings. Some include lids with figures. Interesting narratives have come out of this work.
My paintings have caught the attention of the Look Gallery in Helmsley, Yorkshire. They have kindly invited me to show at their end of year exhibition.
I have also been selected by the very prestigeous Sable & Ox online gallery based in Norwich to showcase a range of work.