Back In The Game..

Rather than go on about how long since last entry (August last year if you’re asking), there’s been plenty going on, so I will include a new pieces and look forward to a busy Spring/Summer period.  Currently my work is included in a  couple of group shows – The Waterside Open in Sale, and “New Light Art”, celebrating the ‘best’ of Northern Art and showing at the Mercer Gallery, Harrogate.  I have been supplying galleries when new works have become available, rather than host a solo show, and luckily a great end to last year has kept me in canvas and cake during the traditional lean period of the first three months of the year. In the studio I have new artist neighbours, and I feel the work is really starting to become more focused and confident.  Below are a few images completed over the last few months, including a couple of new ‘studies’, that are due to leave for galleries soon.  The plan is to work on fewer, larger paintings, and in the down time, try out new ideas in the studies that will have a simply and elegant frame, and be accessible to a wider audience.  I will be back soon.   Thanks  Paul  DSC_0001Growing Figs  23 x 35United Nation 52 x 90cmSliced (study)

Upcoming Exhibitions..

Hello – after receiving a timely reminder (i.e. a telling off) from a good friend today, this is an update on upcoming exhibitions.  Its been a quiet year so far, but that’s involved plenty of studio work time preparing for three shows – the first is at Gallerytop (Derbyshire) starting on 15th August (gallerytop.co.uk), running for about a month.  The following are a few images in the show…

The next will be in Essex during October – The response has been very positive so far, hope you enjoy.  Thanks  Paul

A Bit Of Passion    Then Again    Ginger Jar    Time To Reflect    DSC_0009

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Working towards the autumn..

It seems every time I write on here its to apologise for not doing so sooner, so let me move straight on.  Currently I’m working on a new series of works, and I’m already pleased with the standard being achieved – perhaps a weird thing to state, but working alone, as any artist will tell you, can sometimes be a struggle to find the right motivation, if not the ideas. Deadlines always help (as does poverty), and it seems I currently have both.  First up I have recently completed a couple of competition pieces (more on that in the near future, if successful), then I have a joint still life show at Gallerytop appearing on the mid-August horizon.  With another solo and a group show later in the year, I’m looking for a rise up that ladder by the year’s end.  I have enclosed a few new images, all oil on canvas, hope you like, and I promise not to be so slack next time…

Pomegranates      Spilt Orchard (possibly)   By Your Side

New Year and Onward..

Well into the winter now and the second half of last year provided some distractions, such as taking a painting tutor post at Barnsley College.  There’s something about a new year though that focuses the mind, and I feel motivated to achieve more in 2015.  But that’s all to come – for now I have enclosed a couple of recent images of work that have either left the studio or are currently awaiting framing for display later in the year.  Sorrento Bowl

The finished "lemon field' with relieved artist!

The finished “lemon field’ with relieved artist!

Private Commission

Private Commission

Red Grape in Silver 2015

Great North Art Show, Ripon

Been busy in the studio preparing for the Great North Art Show – a group of selected artists are invited to exhibit up to 6 works each in the grand space of Ripon Cathedral.  I have included new works specially created for this show, including the image shown below – this photo was taken a few weeks ago, when the painting was only half finished, so I’m being a bit of a tease.  It is now completed, and I can’t wait to see it hanging in the show.  The preview is Friday (29th) night (please see Great North Art Show website as the preview does cost to attend), but I will also be hanging around on Saturday (30th) morning hopefully seeing the show in full and chatting to whoever says hi…

 

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July exhibition in Holt

Hi – just three paintings to finish and I have completed my upcoming exhibition at fairfax galleries in Norfolk.  15 completed in total, 12 images already on their way to printers for catalogue.  very happy with how the work has gone, and plenty of new ideas on the back burner ready for being selected for the Great North Art Show at Ripon later in the year.  Busy time, but happy waking up at 5am to make that early start.  Have enclosed a couple of images to give you an idea…..  Black Grapes 2014Gathering In