In their April-July edition, the Isle Magazine (for all things Thanet) featured an article on 'Current Thanet Landscape Artists', somehow I got included in this description, along with proper landscape artists like Darren Lewis, Anthony Giles and Karen Hiscock-Lawrence. The article starts on page 50, Im on page 53, the picture 'Silent Film Star' (see post below) is printed on page 106 in the calendar section. Here's the text -
I have a few pictures in a group show 'Emerging Art' at the New Kent Gallery here in Broadstairs, its on throughout January. This one, 'Silent Film Star' is fairly new, it's of Broadstairs too, it was an experiment using a paint roller to give a background colour to draw over, the picture ended up fine, but the roller didn't do what I hoped it would!
So for the 3rd year running Ive been chosen for the shortlist exhibition for Artist and Illustrators Magazine 'Artist of the Year'. 'Mono' is the picture selected, which unusually is the picture I would have chosen too! it's a house in Percy Road, Broadstairs. You can vote for my picture,(or any of the others shortlisted!) here.
My picture below (it's the one on the home page).
Despite some truly tempestuous weather (mostly on Saturday), we had an great time at the Windsor Contemporary Art Fair at the weekend. Thank you to everyone that came to the stand and particularly to those that bought pictures. If anyone would still like to buy a print or an original drawing please feel free to get in touch, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org . Here's a picture of the stand just after set up.
After the good time I had at the last art fair I did at Sandown racecourse earlier this year, I'm doing another, this time at Windsor racecourse, organised (very well) by the same team. Private view is on Friday 9th evening 6-9pm, if you would like a free invite, just ask (email me at email@example.com). As you can see the organisers have very kindly used a picture of mine on the back of the Private View invite! That's 'Favourite Thing (Version 3)' in the corner, which was sold at Sandown. Further details of the fair below.
I have a few pictures in the 'Festival By The Sea' exhibition at the New Kent Gallery in Broadstairs, it starts on Tuesday 7th August for a couple of weeks to coincide with the Folk Week festival. Here's one of them, this is 'Vampires and Failures', which is another of my many pictures of Salem, Massachusetts, the blood red sky was an experiment, but I quite like how it turned out!
I now have a Facebook page for the art stuff as well as this and Instagram, so getting all bases covered on the Social Media front! I've posted in various places this new version of Footsteps -
So I have a second solo show at the New Kent Art Gallery in Broadstairs next week, just a short one this time, running form Tuesday to Sunday (13th-18th March). It'll be a mix of new stuff, old stuff, and a couple of experiments, like this blackbird.
Just home from Surrey Contemporary Art Fair, it went really well, we met lots of very nice people.
For anyone who might want to buy an original picture or print they saw at the show, or anyone who would like to commission a drawing, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll sort out costs and other details. I'll attempt to set up a shop for selling prints etc. in the very near future so all this can be done easily.
Thanks to everyone who came to the stand and everyone that bought things!
Information regarding exhibitions, media and relevant links.