Proud to be part of the Winter’s Light exhibition at the Blue Tree Gallery in York from 18th November to 13th January 2018. The exhibition features 9 new paintings inspired by the North Yorkshire coastline and its surrounding countryside. There’s also new work by Guiliana Lazzerini, Angela Keeble and Sharon Winter as well as ceramics by Karen McPhail.
There’s an old boat wreck along the coastal path from Blakeney in North Norfolk that I keep photographing from time to time. There’s now a little collection starting to build up – taken over the years that shows it’s graceful decline and weathering in various stages. I’ve seen it in other friends photographs too after they’ve stayed in the area. There’s just something about it that’s so compelling. Maybe it the peeling paint – revealing older layers and other chapters in it’s life that pulls you in…
An Image of one of my recent paintings has been used for the upcoming OPEN: OCEAN exhibition at the excellent Woodhorn Museum. As the title suggests, it’s an open art exhibition featuring artwork celebrating the North East coast seascape and heritage. The exhibition will be open to the public from 10th February to 7th May 2018.
Some new work arriving at the Fenwick Gallery today. This piece very much embedded in my memory of walks from Craster to Low Newton across Embleton Bay.
Sun through the Fret, Embleton (100 x 100cm)
The origin of this painting stems from a very wet and raw Easter in Anglesey. We spent a blustery afternoon walking the coastal path up through Moelfre towards Traeth Lligwy, watching the waves foam and crash around the rocks beneath. Pale jade water brewing under a slate grey sky…
Coastal Grey, Traeth Lligwy (100 x 100cm). Oriel Tegfryn, Menai Bridge
Some new work just arrived at the Flint Gallery in Blakeney. This piece is modeled with Bonnie, who was a little sad to see it go (I think she liked the way it matched her blanket!).
Heather on the Heath, Kelling (100 x 120cm) with Bonnie
Really pleased about some new work that’s just arrived at the Blue Tree Gallery in York. The work is based on the fields and coastline of North Yorkshire, especially around my old stomping ground of Robin Hoods Bay.
Wild and Wuthering (80 x 80cm). Blue Tree Gallery, York
September, when the days grow shorter…and that rich low light catches the land a little earlier each day.
Low Light, Cley (100 x 100cm). Flint Gallery, Blakeney
Sea fog, fret, haar, even murk (depending where you live) eventually lifts away becoming a haze as the sun starts to filter through. The air fills with light and horizons start to deepen, gradually revealing the coastline.
Coastal Haze, Penllech (70 x 70cm). Oriel Tegfryn, Menai Bridge
Pink Mountain, Arenig (75cm x 90cm). Oriel Tegfryn, Menai Bridge.