The Saltaire Studio

Art & York 2018

Art & York 2018

It was my first time applying for the Art& event and I was really pleased to have been selected for their York show in October 2018. It was quite a different type of art fair to ones I had done previously as you were provided with a blank shell unit which you then had to curate yourself. 

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All that glitters...

All that glitters...

Gold is the colour of desire according to St Clair’s The Secret Lives of Colour.  Unlike my usual greetings cards this painting was deliberately created to end up being cards. I started out in October intending to create Christmas cards for friends and family. Life had a different idea though and time passed by and I missed that opportunity. 

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Art in the Pen, Skipton

Art in the Pen, Skipton

This was my second time at Art in the Pen in Skipton so I knew what I had in store in terms of set-up etc. This year I was further up the aisle and until I arrived wouldn't know what the lighting would be like in that area.

Art in the Pen is held in an auction market so isn't designed to be a gallery. Some areas of the big shed are particularly dark, whilst others are smellier!

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Jack and Iggy

Jack and Iggy

Since Jack and Ig moved in, the house now smells a lot more. The toilet seat is always left down as Ig has a tendency to fall in it and we have discovered that it's not just Andrex puppies who like toilet rolls. 

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God's own work in progress

God's own work in progress

Over the last 3 years I have been painting a series called God's Own. They were very much inspired by the beautiful Yorkshire landscape with rolling green hills and dark brooding skies. Most of them were painted with oil on canvas and the largest being 1m x 1m.

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Oil and pigment sticks

Oil and pigment sticks

I tend to use oil and pigment sticks when I'm starting a painting to get some initial marks down on the paper but they can also be used to work into a painting. The painting does need to be somewhat dry in order to transfer your marks and ensure you are not just moving paint about.

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