I have been really honoured this year to be asked to be part of Art in Penallt. It used to be in a small chapel building in Penallt but now it has moved to 'Humble by Nature' where there is more exhibition space. 30th August - Sunday 1st September 2019, I'd like to say big big thank you to Art in Penallt and everyone who worked hard to make the weekend such a success. These are just a few of the pictures I took today.
A couple of framed sales!....and a lot of cards. #usk #pr
The Brochure is out for the Crickhowell Open Studios. I'm taking part again, my studio is on page 36. There is an online version here I also have a linocut print and a painting in the Open Art Exhibition and competition. The Fox on the Mountain. Linocut print. Bright Morning. Oil on linen. #crickhowellopenstudios #Crickhowell #exhibition #BreconBeacons #garden #studio
The Ink is barely dry on the Fox print and it has been used on the cover of this art magazine. I'm inside as one of the listed linocut artists and my Hellebore painting is in the section on Cric. #winter #print #studio #Llangattock #exhibition
My free copy was on the mat when I got back from my snowy walk. Nice to be noticed. Welsh Border Life magazine, February edition. http://www.walesandborders.com/news/latest-news.html?id=2028 #BreconBeacons #gallery #tree #Otter #exhibition #seasons #Crickhowell
I'm really pleased to say that my work is part of a fantastic looking exhibition for the New Year at Oriel Cric in Crickhowell.
I have 14 paintings on show along with a lot of excellent new work by Tim Rossiter and Louise Collis.
The colourful and vibrant exhibition also includes painting by Lee Wright and Rhian Symes among others.
The exhibition runs from this week until the 9th of March.
You are all warmly invited to 'meet the artists' from 2pm on Saturday 12th of Janua
Autumn Tree. The Bracken in November was such a bright orange/red in the frosty morning light. This small (30x24cm) acrylic on linen painting will be part of the Cric New Year exhibition that starts next week. #Autumn #gallery #Llangattock #exhibition #landscape #Crickhowell #wildlife #seasons #BreconBeacons
2018 was a year of painting trees for me. Some have already gone to good homes and some will be on show in the Cric New Year exhibition. And most of my linocuts have been of animals #winter #BreconBeacons #summer #gallery #Lino #exhibition #Llangattock #print #wildlife #Autumn #Crickhowell #birds #painting #seasons #landscape #usk
Frosty Tree, Sugarloaf mountain in the distance. Acrylic on Linen, 70x50cm. Probably finished.
This will hopefully be one of my paintings on show in the Cric Gallery (Crickhowell) in the New Year.
Update. Finished? Ha! I woke up this on this bright frosty morning and I wasn't happy with the grass in the foreground. Changes made. #BreconBeacons #exhibition #landscape #seasons #winter #Crickhowell #Llangattock
I've been slowly developing a design for a linocut of a Greenman for a couple of months. A Greenman is a mythological image/character that can be found in many churches and Cathedrals. There are many theories about the origin and meaning of of the image, with connections to Paganism but also into Christianity. There is lots of information online about them.
I have tried to bring in more of the ecology of the (Oak) trees, plants and flowers (Lesser Stitchwort, White Bryony) a
I've recently completed another largish reduction linocut print. It is of a Barn Owl, not one of the most common birds in the area (I think this part of the Beacons is at the edge of its territory)but one of my favourites. I've been doing some paintings of the hedge in winter very close to my house. I like the silhouette made because at some time in the past the hedge has been 'layed' and the sharp edge and sides, from where Chris the farmer has expertly trimmed it for many y
I'm very happy to say that I've had two pieces of work accepted for Crickhowell Open Art Competition at Oriel Cric Gallery. One is my recent print of an Otter and the other is the acrylic painting of the hedgerow close to my house during the recent snowy weather. The Exhibition is launched on Friday 25th May and continues until 7th July 2018. It is always full of work of the highest standard and well worth a visit, either as part of the Open Studios weekend or if you are in t
Cric gallery in Crickhowell have three of my paintings in their spring exhibition starting today. Two of them framed and ready to go. The article in the 'Art Share Love Wales' magazine #gallery #exhibition #landscape #stilllife #flowers #Crickhowell #seasons #painting
Otters have been sighted in the River Usk, in the valley where I have my studio space, for several years now. I’ve only been lucky enough to catch brief glimpses out of the corner of an eye. I’ve heard stories in past years of them swimming under the bridge in Crickhowell(Wales) and keeping people in the beer garden entertained. A friend, Dutch, a keen photographer and fisherman was lucky enough to get some good pictures while out fishing one day and was kind enough to let me
I was very happy to see my art and that of other artists on show show at the excellent Craft Renaissance Gallery. Very busy this afternoon for the 're-launch'. Hopefully I shall be showing a veriety of work there over the next few months.
Thank you to Hele and Rob and everyone for putting this all together. https://www.facebook.com/CraftRenaissance/… #Lino #fish #exhibition #usk #gallery #print #landscape #wildlife #birds
I missed the private show but I finally managed to get to the annual exhibition of the South West Academy of Fine Art exhibition in Exeter today....busy busy! Two of my lino prints on display among many very good pieces of work.
Not the best of photos to post here, they were taken on my phone. Well worth a look if you are in the area in the next week. #exhibition #print #wildlife
A couple of lino prints labelled and ready to be dropped of at Exeter Castle on Sunday. It's for the annual exhibition of the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts from the 14th to the 25th of November. Click the poster for a link to the SWAc page and the online catalogue #fish #exhibition #print #wildlife #birds
I've just delivered some work to the Riverside Gallery in Ystragynlais. It will be on display for the next two months over the Christmas period. Well worth a visit if you are in the area. #exhibition #painting #print #stilllife #wildlife
On the 18th I went to the 'members buffet' and private opening for the Society of Wildlife Artists annual exhibition in the Mall Galleries in London. Two of my pieces were in the show. #print #wildlife #exhibition #birds #fish