New exhibition: Marine Lake 3.

Yes, I am back at the Marine Lake as a theme, culminating in a series I will be showing at Staacks Gallery throughout June.

Some sketches of Cass + playing with a JigSaw

The pull of the Marine Lake continues...

Glad to say these recent investigative pieces have been well received. Thanks for the positive feedback and sales.

The Exploration continues...

Working in clay allows me to consider foreshortening in a completely different way. Some areas are better than others but it is very exciting to explore this way.

Visit to St Ives

St Ives

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Quick visit is over all too soon.

Recently visited St Ives to see Elaine Adams exhibiting at the Crypt Gallery and discovered a whole new world. Elaine’s work is fantastic as is the Tate. If you get the chance, a visit to the Lemon St Gallery, Truro, is worth it as Neil Canning is represented here.

Explorations....

Various views but no quite there yet.

Exploration in clay

Exploring with clay, looking at exaggerated foreshortening and discovering I am not yet brave enough to reject what appears OK!!!!!!!

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Coffee break...

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Take 5

having a wee break from a day painting along the Dee Estuary and a big thanks to Heather for allowing me to use her garden at Cowley Cottage.

(Com)mission complete

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Trearddur Bay

Finished the latest 100 x 100 interpretation of Trearddur Bay , Anglesey. Very excited that it is now in its new home and looking great (even though I say so myself)…

New work, New homes

Marine lake paintings completed after the exhibition and I am so pleased that these large paintings have now found new homes. 

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Liverpool John Moores University

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Smug me...

Here I stand in front of a Maurice Cockrill RA, part of the new collection at LJMU that I had a tiny part to play in its display. Really excited to have been invited to work with such a prestigeous collection.

West Kirby Art Group Summer Exhibition

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Getting ready...

...for this weekend start to the West Kirby Art Group Summer Show at the Art Centre. Open evening this Saturday, 6 to 8pm.

Weekend shows

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Open Studios

This weekend I will be part of the annual Open Studio Tour where creatives from all over Wirral open there doors to an inquisitive public. It promises to be the biggest yet so enjoy..

Marine Lake exhibition success

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New exhibition success

The launch of my new exhibition has been a huge success and for that I am deeply grateful. The usual angst has been overcome as the feedback from everyone has been brilliant and supported with a lot of red dots appearing!!!!! To see the majority of the collection please see the Exhibition page.

The Lake remains a challenge...

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Latest series

Working on the Marine lake series looking at the structure, air and light as a source of frustration!  Using a roll of lining paper and letting one idea jump into another is very exciting and will no doubt spark even more investigations.

Still struggling with the Lake...

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Marine lake (in progress)

I am still working on various perspectives of the lake, with some working and others hitting the bin....

Latest Marine Lake ideas

These are possibilities for further investigation but I do like the blueprint feel to these paintings. Although only 30x30 the shapes that emerge are, for me, reflective of the scale and enormity of the lake, the construction that holds together and the contours that let it sit comfortably in its more natural environment.

Marine Lake Blueprint

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New view

This is the latest efforts in interpreting the Marine lake. I like the idea of the blueprint as it re-imagines the manmade element of what appears quite comfortable in its natural environment.