Sneaky peek

Only a few days now until the exhibition at The Old Grammar School Gallery in Otley. Everything is wrapped in a mountain of bubble wrap ready to deliver Friday evening when I’ll be hanging this lot in the gallery with Zack.

There are some big pieces here but the biggest is Brimmerhead Farmhouse 3 which I’ve photographed (see below) in our kitchen so you can get a better idea of the size of this one.  For myself I prefer big statement pieces on our walls at home and this one looks to be the right size for our kitchen.

However, I know the larger pieces don’t always work for everyone so the exhibition will include some smaller pieces which I’ve photographed in our living room, again to give you some sense of size.

The exhibition opens at 10 am on Saturday 5th September at The Old Grammar School Gallery (TOGS) in Otley.  There will be an exhibition opening event from 6 pm that evening.  Anyone wanting to attend this even then please contact Zack at TOGS directly.

Exhibition opens Saturday 5th September until 31 October 2015 at The Old Grammar School Gallery, Otley.

The Fairfield Round

This image was from our second attempt to walk the Fairfield Horseshoe, the first being a crisp March morning after snow fall from the night before.  It was a glorious day but we had to turn back after Great Rigg when snow started to fall again.

This time we headed up via High Sweden bridge.  We aimed for the next peak along rather than having to deal with the disappointment of having to turn back because of bad weather or even worse because we were too tired.

It was a fabulous day with great views and some great images to work from.  The only downside was my boots gave up on me… I loved those boots.

Fairfield Round, 90 x 60 cm, framed oil on canvas.  Exhibition opens Saturday 5th September until 31 October 2015 at The Old Grammar School Gallery, Otley.

High Street from Wansfell

It’s just under 7 weeks before my solo exhibition at The Old Grammar School Gallery in Otley and there’s some furious painting going on down in the studio.

Highlight of the weekend (it wasn’t a very exciting weekend!) was a quick visit from Zack who, it would appear after working with me for over two years, has never been down to my studio.. also known as the cellar.  Don’t think he was impressed with the environment though… my studio is functional, not pretty.

Anyhow back to business…. here’s one of a number of paintings which will form part of the exhibition in September.

High Street from Wansfell, 90 x 90 cm, framed oil on canvas.  Exhibition opens Saturday 5th September until 31 October 2015 at The Old Grammar School Gallery, Otley.

Fairfield from Wansfell

Well I’m starting to count down the weeks until my solo exhibition with The Old Grammar School Gallery in Otley and thought it was time to start previewing the work.  To kick off we have Fairfield from Wansfell which some of you will recognise as it is the image I’ve been using to publicise the show.  It’s a favourite of mine and I’ll be holding on to this one right up until the day Zack hangs the show!

Fairfield from Wansfell, 90 x 61 cm, framed oil on canvas.  Exhibition opens Saturday 5th September until 31 October 2015 at The Old Grammar School Gallery, Otley.

Top Withens 5

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This is a smaller version of Top Withens 4 (100 x 100 cm) which I am really happy with and I love the reds appearing through from the background. This smaller painting will be going to The Old Grammar School Gallery in Otley in the next week or so.

Isolation: Top Withens 5, original oil on canvas, 30 x 30 cm (canvas size excluding frame) available from The Old Grammar School Gallery, from 23 May 2015.