Wednesday, 22 June 2016

new work

I've just added the first selection from my 'between trees' series of gouache small works to my shop.... (Several have already sold, many thanks always). This series explores abstracted figures in woodland. Inspiration for this series comes from my own local woodland walks - I am fortunate to live less than ten minutes away from a large open space with wooded areas, open to the public. It can be very quiet and then suddenly I'll see people walking, people taking their dogs for a walk, runners and cyclists, children playing. I've also been inspired by looking again at some past artists such as Munch, Nolde and others; their interest in expressive colour and abstracting the figure is something I come back to and re-consider. Of course my own approach is quite idiosyncratic - in that I work on a small scale and so on.... I like to see a series of works as just that - they may work singly or grouped however which way....


tryst - gouache on Fabriano paper

you can see the new selection in my shop now - along with a further selection of monoprint drawings. Here below is a 'figure with chair'

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

new work

'Between trees' is a series of gouache works, exploring abstracted figures within woodland landscapes.....

I have been making several small works - each measuring just 12cm x 9cm. As I work, so I consider how these small worlds relate to each other. Some are put into arrangements of three, a triptych, and become together a small folding book of pictures. Other works remain as their own thing, (though there is always the possibility of pairing or adding them to a group in various ways).

one from 'between the trees' series

colour, light and shapes - these are my concern. Though I am also interested in any narratives that come about...

between trees (book I)

'between trees - book I'

are we lost?

'are we lost?'

There are new monoprint drawings also - and these will be included in my shop update tomorrow. Here's 'still life with chive flowers'

still life with chive flowers

Monday, 20 June 2016

mosaic Mondays

mosaic Monday

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Hello another Monday - and a new mosaic for you to explore. I'm a bit later than usual today - I've been busy sending out packages (thank you very much) and painting. I got so involved in my new paintings I lost track of time - that's the best thing, always.... Many thanks to the artists and photographers featured in the above and of course follow links to discover more.

So yes I have been busy working on a new series of smaller gouache paintings - some of which are being collected together into small books - but I'll write  more about all of it tomorrow.

This week I'll be updating my shop on Wednesday at the usual time of 2pm. There'll be a new selection of work and as always I am happy to reserve artworks for up to two weeks. As we go further into the summer I'll not be updating every Wednesday. Over the summer weeks I'll be working quietly on a range of projects, making new work for the autunn, making some visits to galleries, spending time with family. So I predict I'll be updating my shop twice in July and once in August. This may change but seems to be the plan for now. Dates and times will be shared here as we go along....

We are mid-way through the year and summer is just about making an appearance - it's been a rainy, sunny start to the week here.

Looking forward to sharing more tomorrow.