No matter how much importance you put on your work, circumstances sometimes determine your schedule. At the end of September my father passed away after months of illness & as an
only child my concentration was focused on helping to sort out all the things that need sorting out at such a time. Because of this, several aspects of my work have been neglected for a
while, blogging being one of these. However my blogging schedule will resume as of this week so you’ll be able to keep up to date with what’s been happening in & out of the studio.
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING
I’ve been working on developing workshops which I’m offering through my website. I’ve designed various modules aimed at helping people who want to develop their art. These workshops cover acrylic & oils & touch on subjects such as ‘mark making’, ‘abstract landscapes’, ‘using colour for an impact’ & ‘dramatic skies’. Further plans are in the pipeline for workshops aimed at helping beginners and will include all equipment so there will be no worries about
having to bring anything along. Comments have been very positive about workshops I’ve held so far which has inspired me to carry on with further ones. I will be holding them on the 2nd Thursday of every
month at Horton village hall which overlooks the iconic Horton tower. Watch my Facebook, Instagram & Linkedin posts for further information on available workshops.
In February I will be hosting a solo exhibition, ‘Abstracted Surroundings’ at The Gallery Upstairs, Upton Country Park, Poole, Dorset. This will run from Sat 2nd until Wed 13th & will feature
some of my more abstract work based on interpretations of my surroundings. There will be original work on sale in various mediums, greeting cards & an oppportunity to see me working
live in the gallery. You can find out about upcoming workshops & ask me anything about my working methods. Further details will be available soon.
Recently i’ve put down my oil painting equipment & concentrated my efforts on watercolours. I have been developing methods of painting in a non traditional style opening up a more contemporary, modern approach. This has worked well & I plan to develop this further along with new presentation methods not usually associated with watercolour paintings. Keep an eye on my social media for new pieces.
All artists need feedback & I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have contributed comments & have liked my work through Facebook, Instagram & Linkedin. I hope you’ll
continue to watch my work & follow me into areas I plan to take it.