I am thrilled to have two of my paintings in the Body of Water Exhibition at Sunny Bank Mills in Leeds. Together with my audio visual installation all about the Yorkshire fishing industry, Of The Sea.
Sadly due to the Covid19 pandemic the exhibition can only be viewed online at present. However the gallery will open its doors if circumstances change, and the exhibition has been curated and is ready to be seen.
You can view all of the artist's wonderful water inspired work, see my documentary story of our fishing industry, and purchase the art direct from the gallery by clicking on the link below.
I am thrilled to have three of my paintings chosen to be a part of this event at Rudding Park Hotel on the 12th of March 2020.
Henshaws is a charity very close to my heart, and all of the commission from the superb art sold on the evening, will be going to Henshaws Arts & Craft Centre.
There is more information on the event and Henshaws Arts & Craft Centre here:-
'At Henshaws Arts & Crafts we make more than art. We bring people together in an atmosphere that never fails to inspire. Through our workshops, people living with a range of disabilities discover their talents, put them into practice, and realise their full potential.'
If you couldn't get over to Gallery 49 in Bridlington for my exhibition Of The Sea worry not. These five paintings are now on display and available to buy in the upstairs space of this wonderful contemporary gallery.
My solo exhibition Of The Sea has been extended for an extra week. Gallery Forty-Nine in Bridlington Old Town will be open for three extra days, so that you can enjoy my story of the Yorkshire fishing industry. Gallery times 10.30am to 3pm on the 30th January - 1st of February.
I attended an amazing preview at Zillah Bell Gallery last Friday for the gallery’s winter exhibition. I have to say that the curation is wonderful, and personally I feel that it is the best exhibition I have seen so far at this super contemporary gallery in North Yorkshire. I am chuffed to bits to have these four paintings included in the show.
I was thrilled to have my audio visual installation 'Of The Sea' shown on the big screen this weekend, at the Spotlight Theatre in Bridlington, before all of their performances.
If you would like to see this evocative installation it will be on display, together with my paintings inspired by the Yorkshire fishing industry, at Gallery Forty-Nine in Bridlington Old Town until the 25th of January 2020.
Here are some of the images which form a part of my story of our local fishing heritage.
Thank you very much to everyone who came along to my exhibition preview on Saturday in Bridlington. It was a superb day, with lots of wonderful company.
Thank you to Liz and the team at Gallery Forty-Nine for organising the event, and a big thank you to everyone who bought one of my paintings.
I hope that your new art brings a smile to your face every day.
The preview for my first solo gallery exhibition will be held at Gallery 49, Bridlington Old Town, on the 9th of November 2019.
I hope that you can come along and share my year long project to capture our Yorkshire fishing industry in images, sound, and a body of bright and colourful mixed media paintings.
Midday until 3pm, refreshments will be served.
Due to circumstances beyond my control I have decided not to continue as artist in residence at Spurn Point.
My project to capture our fishing industry has had to move further up the coast, and it now feels to tenuous to link it to the work of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.
However with the help and support of some really kind people working in the Yorkshire fishing community, my project Of The Sea continues.
Of The Sea will comprise of a body of vibrant mixed media paintings inspired by my experience of being at sea. Together with an audio visual record of local fishermen at work, our marine life, and disappearing fishing techniques.
Both my paintings and installation will be exhibited in Gallery Forty-Nine in Bridlington Old Town from the 9th of November.
Here is a little taste of things to come...
Last weekend I started some of the preparation for my residency at Spurn Point for the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.
At the crack of dawn, I was off to Whitby last Saturday to capture these two amazing fishermen, who came to my rescue at the last minute, took me out to sea with them, and were the hosts with the most.
I loved every minute of being at sea, and after this first taste of working with our Yorkshire fishermen, I am really looking forward to the next opportunity to capture our wonderful fishing industry in action.