Isolation: Hardknott Pass, framed original oil on canvas, 50 x 100 cm (canvas size excluding frame) available from The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, from 21 November 2014.
Winter Show, The Biscuit Factory, NEWCASTLE
21 November 2014 until March 2015
For those of you who have visited the Biscuit Factory you will know that this gallery is large not only in terms of space but the number of artists they exhibit. The space is ideal for my larger pieces of work and as such I will be providing the gallery with a significant body of new large landscapes.
New work, The Old Grammar School, OTLEY
from the 1 December 2014
To celebrate the end of yet another fantastic year with TOGS I will be producing three new large landscapes for the God’s Own series. There will be a slight change to the palette though as I attempt to introduce the fantastic heather colours we are seeing at the moment.
Solo Exhibition, Creation Fine Arts, BEVERLEY
23 March until 10 May 2015
This will be a substantial body of new work both seascapes and landscapes. Although the title of the exhibition is still to be confirmed the collection of work will be based on a theme I have been playing with for some time now around isolation. The gallery has put on some fantastic exhibitions of the last year or so so I have my work cut out to impress the good folk of Beverley and friends of the gallery.
Summer Show, Maiden Bridge Art Centre, MAIDEN BRIDGE, NR LANCASTER
May until end August 2015
This will be my fourth year exhibiting with David and Hannah at Maiden Bridge and I am so chuffed to have been invited back to exhibit as part of their summer show in 2015. Exciting things happening next year as their artist in residence, Vladimir Tsivin will be showing his collection of sculpture which he produced whilst in residence at Maiden Bridge this year. Once again I will be providing 5-6 paintings for the show and there has been a particular request to include some mountains! So mountains they shall have.
Solo Exhibition, The Old Grammar School, OTLEY
September and October 2015
This exhibition is to coincide with the two year anniversary of my very, very first solo exhibition, which also happened to be with TOGS. I know it’s a bit greedy (and maybe a tad ambitious!) to be having two solo exhibitions in one year but I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to re-create the buzz from that very first exhibition.
Art in the Bar, The Angel, HETTON
9 January until 4 April 2016
Art In The Bar is a joint initiative with the Angel in Hetton and Josie Beszant of Masham Gallery. Nine artists have been selected to showcase their work over the next two years and I am so pleased to have been one of those artists selected. My work will be exhibited from January 2016 and will include up to 15 new pieces of work.
It’s this time of year I actually start thinking about which image I want to use for my Christmas card or start panicking because I haven’t yet painted a suitable image. Having just had a week’s long stint of painting for an exhibition with the Biscuit Factory in November I think this painting of Brimmer Head Farm House is going to be the one.
I know it’s a bit mental thinking about Christmas cards in September but it will be a while before the painting can be photographed and then I need to arrange for the cards to be printed ready to go out in the post to all my newsletter subscribers in early December.
Want one? Well you’d better sign-up to the newsletter.
Isolation: Brimmer Head Farm House, Grasmere, framed original oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm (canvas size excluding frame) available from The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, from 21 November 2014.
Art in the Bar is another one of the exhibitions I’ve recently signed up for. It is being curated by Josie Beszant from the well known and very popular Masham Gallery.
“Art In The Bar showcases some of the best artists from the North of England. They are all established artists showing not only in this country but internationally. The Angel is recognised as providing amazing seasonally changing food from locally sourced ingredients. Like our food the art is high quality, modern, fresh and local.”
There are only nine artists exhibiting so I’m really pleased to have been selected for this event which runs from October 2014 until January 2017. My work will be on show from 9th January until 4th April 2016 and will be a significant collection of work with around 15 paintings on show.
So I’ve just finalised dates for another exhibition next year, this time a solo exhibition with a new gallery (new to me anyway), Creation Fine Arts in Beverley. A good friend of ours, Myles Linley, exhibited with them earlier this year and it was a fabulous show so I’m really pleased to have been asked to not only exhibit but to have a solo exhibition with them.
So I have a couple of other exhibitions pencilled in for next year where dates have yet to be confirmed but this really does mean that I am booked up now until May 2016 and will not be able to commit to anything else until later in 2016. Feels a bit strange thinking that far ahead (two years!) and also to have to now turn away possible exhibitions to make sure I don’t over-commit… that in itself is hard!
Details of the exhibition are as follows:
23 March until 10 May 2014: Solo Exhibition, Creation Fine Arts, BEVERLEY.
Plus take a look at the video on their website which is a lovely introduction to the gallery.
To find out which exhibitions I’m involved in then please visit my exhibitions page.
So my Malham Triptych has at last found a new home in Yorkshire.
This is quite an event for me as the Malhams were the central piece of work for my very first exhibition which was at the Yorkshire Dales National Park Headquarters in Bainbridge (image above). That exhibition was quite significant for me as the space gave me the idea to paint big, dramatic canvases.
That was eight years ago and the rest of the work from that exhibition has long since sold. The Malhams however, because of their size, have been with me ever since and up until the beginning of this year were hanging pride of place in our house.
Now they are off to a new home where they will be given the space they need and maybe, just maybe I’ll get to see them one day in their new home.