Friday 23 September 2011

Herbert Gallery News

Hello, I'm still here amongst my piles of threads, using them to sketch and paint my own personal memories and observations of nature.
It's less than three months until my exhibition " Seas Of Grass" opens at The Herbert Art Gallery in Coventry.
The Herbert have asked if I would do a talk about my work during the exhibition in December as well as a two day work shop in January which will include creative sketch book work and of course stitching.
When I get more details I will let you know.
If you check out the Herbert Art Gallery website you will notice that there are many other interesting exhibitions coming up, including Turner prize nominee George Shaw, who's childhood memories of urban landscapes, featuring housing estates, bike sheds and playing fields are painted with model making Humbrol enamel paint.

Friday 2 September 2011

The Tree and The Mountain

The Tree and The Mountain

We returned from our holiday in Italy last week which already seems a distant memory.
As an artist the Italian landscape seemed like heaven.
Our journey took us inland from the coastal town of Albenga, travelling up into the Maritime Alps.
I became fascinated with the mountain's, densely populated with trees, it led to me sketching and photographing them everyday.
It has inspired a whole series of paintings and drawings as I try and capture the intensity of the light, the living breathing mass of vegetation and the sheer dramatic beauty of nature.