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Approaching a commission

Feb 18, 2022

Approaching a commission

Over the years I have had quite a few requests for commissions, some I have taken up, others I haven't. It's not something I undertake regularly as I don't always have the time they need dedicating to them. And they do need more of my attention than a painting I create for an exhibition.

Why is that?

New collection

Jan 27, 2022

New collection

Over the last couple of months I have been working on a new collection of work for the Hope Gallery in Hebden Bridge. There was a clear brief to create some bright pieces for her gallery. As a painter who leans more towards the darker side of the colour range I did wonder whether I would be able to pull this off, especially as it was the middle of winter and quite frankly I do like my clouds of doom!

Lessons from my 100 days project

Sep 21, 2021

Lessons from my 100 days project

I generally plan my year out in terms of exhibitions, galleries, shows I need to work towards as I need to juggle my art commitments alongside my full time job. So to decide to jump in head first into a project which I needed to commit to for at least 3 months was well... a little bit left field to say the least. 

The Light of 100 Days

May 26, 2021

The Light of 100 Days

In January 2021 lockdown was creating havoc with my schedule and I would find that I wouldn’t leave the house for 3-4 days and be constantly glued to my computer screen. I decided I needed another project which would give me some structure and this coincided with the start of the 100 day project which was running on Instagram.
The 100 day project

Feb 16, 2021

The 100 day project

So I am loving my new studio but with work commitments and generally feeling a bit meh about all this lockdown I found myself not leaving the house for 3-4 days at one point in January. So I decided to join the 100 day project this year and I am creating a little painting each day based on the weather and using a limited palette.
New year, new studio

Jan 08, 2021

New year, new studio

It's been 18 months in the making but the new studio at the Craft House in Bingley is now completed and I have moved in. What can I say... it is just perfect... I love it and I can't wait until I can welcome you to the studio but we have waited this long so can wait a little longer until it is safe to do so.