more oppertunities to exhibit

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Frome Open Studios 2019

provided an opportunity at the right time to exhibit my own work in my own place along with fellow art graduate and mate, Jo Waterworth, ceramicist. We called ourselves Watermeadows combining 2 surnames. We realised half way through,  part of the affinity between our 2 areas of work  that we showed was rivers and mud! My series of etchings from drawings made from the dredging of the River Brue, Jo’s ceramic pots and masks had slip from Mendip mud, bonfires etc. I showed an equal amount of other work from my interest in emerging and disappearing figures and now including swans

Our 121 visitors showed engagement with our work, engaged us in conversation, and we had a few sales! very much appreciated! and further opportunitites

So onward with an exhibition for me at http://www.bluecedarprintworks.co.uk/ Glastonbury pv Friday 13th of September until mid October and thoughts of possible artist book on Clearing the River Brue

Onwards, 44AD and future

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It’s been a great formative experience to be part of the 44AD associates exhibition, both in terms of my own work receiving positive affirmation, and seeing and participating in the gallery with other artists, some of whom I know a little. The planned visit to RWA with Stuart Geddes will add to this.

Future plans as I continue to create new work, print,  collage and painting, the camaraderie of other artists is important to be process, particularly at Sandra Porter’s print studio. The  subject of my work continues to be  concerned with the allusion towards the  figure. Recently both male and female, in my drawings and prints of folks clearing the riverbed at Bruton.

This whole positive process has led into the decision, to become a  part of Frome Open studios, to be a venue for my own work and that of Jo Waterworth ceramic artist and poet . We’re going to be ‘WaterMeadows’. Watch this space!

Post for New Year 2019

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It is a number of months since I last posted on my blog. So much has happened during that time, I have been working on a whole new area work,  print and other new possibilities are opening up.  Print has been in the forefront of  discovery at Sandra Porter’s print studio,  being taught by Sandra and working and learning with my other supportive and creative colleagues. Such excitement and positivity.  My fascination that I’ve been creating over the past weeks, static prints  from speed drawings of folks clearing a river  chocked with weeds. One arena of growing confidence  has I am sure impacted  on other work too, as I work through possibilities for 2019, including association with community gallery 44AD in Bath.

 

Further life drawing opportunities locally of a pregnant model, have followed on from learning on a weekend course with Jake Spicer(Brighton Draw) at West Dean college and I’m looking into a further short course to further enhance my drawing skills.