Sunday, October 04, 2015

Viking Gallery Exhibition, Thanet Selfies.

My two seascapes in white frames.
I am pleased to have two pictures in the Viking Gallery Exhibition, Thanet  Selfies  Two of my colourful seascapes are hanging in the gallery.

The opening was on Saturday 3rd and I enjoyed seeing all the art works and chatting to some of the other artist exhibiters.

There is a good variety of styles of work and mediums, and it's a great space to show work.  Apparently one of the previous uses of the building was as Turkish baths, and one of the huge metal furnace doors is in the exhibition space, which adds to the character.

The gallery is open Thursday to Sundays 12-6pm and the exhibition is open for a few weeks.
The Viking Gallery, Cliftonville Ave, Margate CT9 2AH

Friday, September 11, 2015

New paintings

I have been painting intensively for a few weeks now, and sorting more work for the Art Market in Maidstone  website here  on the 19th September.

I have been using a mixture of watercolour mediums in a series of  seascapes, watercolour pencil crayons, watercolours and acrylic. And using some very thick watercolour paper.

This paper means I can build up layers of colour and create textures and depth to the pictures, which I have been enjoying.

I've also been painting some more of my more stylized trees with bright colours, along with Avebury paintings and Cherry trees.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Art Market Maidstone September 19th

I am pleased to have been  accepted for the first Art Market in Maidstone, September 19th at the Market Hall, ME16 8LW.  Website here 

The organizers are modelling the market  roughly on the Art Car Boot Fairs and an Art fair and have a lot of interesting artists lined up.

I will be taking along a selection of my paintings and art work, prints and cards and looking forward to meeting people at the Market.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Pilgrimage and Urbanize exhibition at The Pie Factory

There was an interesting exhibition at The Pie Factory in Margate this week. Called Pilgrimage, and one continuing exhibition called Urbanize.

 Pilgrimage showed work by a number of artists in mediums including photography, etching, painting and sculpture. Many of the artists exhibiting works were graduates from the Kent Institute of Art and Design in Maidstone and the University of the Creative Arts in Rochester.

The exhibition’s curator was Emma Frye, who wanted the show to show traditional methods of making art.

Ed Thompson's work The Red Forest, more info on his website. Photography exploring the landscape and forests in Chernobyl using infra red film, made me think again about the long term effects of radiation, as well as being strangely beautiful images.

In Gallery 7 Tommy Gurr has an exhibition called Urbanize. The exhibition continues till the 19th of August.
It is his first solo show and includes his stencil work, more images on his website
The images are striking and contemporary, reflecting the urban world around us.