This year feels like a year of extremes; a long frozen winter followed by this dry summer heatwave. A little cooler along the coast, thankfully….time to get some sea air.
Fresh Morning Breeze, Embleton (60 x 60cm)
‘Fresh Morning Breeze, Embleton’ is part of a collection of new paintings just arrived at Fenwick Gallery in Warkworth, Northumberland.
Some new paintings have just arrived at Flint Gallery in Blakeney (on the Norfolk coast). This piece, based around the marshes near the neighbouring village of Morston is inspired by the evening high tide and fading light in the wide open skies of North Norfolk.
Cool Evening Light, Morston (100 x 120cm). Flint Gallery, Blakeney.
The return of warm sunshine at last – and the arrival of 3 new paintings at the Fenwick Gallery.
River to the Sea, Warkworth (76 x 76cm). Fenwick Gallery, Warkworth
Exhibition at Oriel Tegfryn gallery continues until Sunday 28th January…
Windswept across the Llyn (40 x 40cm). Oriel Tegfryn, Menai Bridge
Exhibition now on at Oriel Tegfryn gallery in Anlgesey (www.artwales.com).
Where the Sun Sets, Malltraeth (76 x 76cm). Oriel Tegfryn, Menai Bridge.
Biting winds, dark skies and swollen seas…Trearddur.
Storm Surge, Trearddur (100 x 120cm). Oriel Tegfryn, Menai Bridge.
The brilliant Oriel Tegfryn gallery in Anglesey is now showing 20 of my new paintings in a exhibition which runs until the 28th January. It’s a joint show too, with new work by the excellent Huw Jones. The perfect antidote for the January blues!
Mid Winter, Snowdon (100 x 100cm). Oriel Tegfryn, Menai Bridge.
Most of my early childhood memories come from holidays spent around St. Mary’s Well Bay in Lavernock where my Nan kept a caravan. We would often walk the stretch of this coastline from Penarth to Sully, with my Dad telling us stories of shipwrecks and murderous sea captains. The cliffs and the bays had a raw Jurassic feel – a place to find fossils, investigate rock pools and dodge the incoming tide. Most of these holidays had more than their fair share of wind and rain – getting drenched just added to the danger and excitement!
Raw Elements, Lavernock (60 x 60cm). Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff
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.
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