Updated: 16 July 2020
Hello. I've been explaining my current artistic focus in 2020, and why I'm not exhibiting at all (even when the virus permits it, as it hopefully will).
I'm currently hidden away in my artist's garret obsessed only with making art – to the exclusion of almost everything else.
There's the occasional trip into the countryside to sketch or paint, but otherwise I'm a bit of a recluse right now.
Coincidentally, I planned to do this in 2020, long before any virus was on the horizon. I felt my art had got to a stage where it needed concentrating on intensely, for at least a year.
There's a lot of false-starts, experimenting and mucking it up a fair bit, so don't be disappointed when I don't release a lot of new landscapes
This is the thing about creating art. It's not a predictable production line churning‑out endless variations of the same thing – or at least, my art isn't.
So this is why there's very little on my social media, no exhibitions planned and my galleries are waiting for more supplies.
Be assured though, I'm still making prints and paintings, despite the impression at the moment.
Pyramid Gallery York
This gallery don't have anything of mine at the moment, not since the Summer Show last year.
You can ask to see my work and they'll get some in to show you, though – no obligation. They and I will be delighted to do this for you, regardless of whether you decide to buy or not.
Updated: 1 Aug 2019
This was an informal small exhibition where I supported another artist who was celebratings moving studio. It was great to meet lots of people and to show my work. Thank you to all those who showed interest in my work.
Only two galleries?
Life sometimes throws nasty things your way with no logic or invitation – lightening strikes doesn't it? It did it to me, in the form of a very serious illness.
This was despite zero family history, never smoking and not really drinking. I'd also been classed as an 'athelete' in terms of fitness for most of my life to that point.
I spent a great deal of time in hospital over almost two years, and a surprisingly long time getting back up after the knock. Inevitably, my art took a back seat, and my gallery representation suffered. It dwindled from six to two as a result of changes in ownership and closures.
Things rarely go to plan it seems. But then, life wouldn't be nearly so interesting, would it?
Updated: 20 May 2019
Burton Agnes Courtyard Gallery
» CLOSED « Solo Exhibition Courtyard Gallery at Burton Agnes Hall
There's free parking and entry to the gallery and to the lovely cafe in the courtyard for lunch too, whether or not you decide to visit the hall and gardens while you're there. Perhaps pop-in on your way to Bridlington or Flamborough Head.
Information about this solo art show
Full list of exhibitions I've been involved in
Some art from my collection
Success in juried exhibitions
From 2006 to 2013, I entered jury selected shows, called 'Opens', in the region. Including two popular and prestigious annual/bi-annual open submission shows: Ferens Open in Hull and the East Coast Open at Scarborough Art Gallery.
Every time I submitted something, I was selected to be part of the exhibition. This was despite being up against over 500 other artists submitting up to 3 artworks each.