My contemporary art blog ‘Illustrating An Arty Life’ has always been separate to my artist website as I wanted it to have its own identity. It’s grown so much and people really enjoy reading it which means I have to blog a lot more! Unfortunately I don’t have the time to dedicate visiting new exhibitions and […]
I’m taking over the Instagram feed of @DivineLocale this week in the run-up to FLUCTU-8 Arts Festival in Derby this August. It’s a great chance to follow a great contemporary arts organisation and read all about my practise. I’m planning to show images from ROSE TINTED, plus behind-the-scenes shots in my studio and new pieces […]
Check out a new group exhibition of exciting and eclectic art in ‘Fusion’, with work from 50 Green Door artists, including ceramics, glass, mixed media, painting. photography, printmaking and textiles. On display is a new mixed-media piece of mine titled ‘Synthesize’ inspired by the National Trust site of ‘Sandscale Haws’ near Barrow, combining abstract photography and […]
Since 2014 I have built a body of work that considers the fragility of our environments, looking at the bond between urban development and natural landscapes. Raising awareness of the human impact on the landscape and how an unspoilt and untouched nature no longer exists. The exhibition ROSE-TINTED focuses on man-made signs and networks that have become […]
I’ve been so busy getting work prepared for the exhibitions I have coming up later this year that I’m conscious that I didn’t have any pieces that people could buy! So I’ve remedied that by creating eight brand new small paintings using Indian Khadi paper, both handmade and recycled. As usual I use a mix […]
Introducing the exhibition flyer for my next show FAKE SCAPE at The Storey in Lancaster… coming soon! Mon 26th March to Sat 14th April 2018 The Thomas Storey Printroom Bar & Cafe The Storey Meeting House Lane Lancaster, LA3 1TH
Following new ownership of the building housing The Gallery at Bank Quay House, I’m in a happy position to supply two paintings for the gallery’s reception. ‘Natures Green’ and ‘Natures Vision’ both created in 2016 through an eclectic use of mixed media. Carefully applied layers of resin, paint and ink create a luminous effect alongside neon sections […]
Like any start to the year I do my usual scan of magazine articles and creative planning strategies, then store the information in my head ready to make actions. In every one of these articles the thing that jumps out is the need to have an overarching plan and then take small steps to achieve […]
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- Engagement with painting & the landscape November 11, 2019
- Spliced & Diced now on in Stockport, Manchester March 20, 2019
- HAPPY NEW YEAR! January 25, 2019
- Ignite your artist practise October 19, 2018
- New Solo Show Announcement for 2019 September 27, 2018
- Get Set for a New Blogging Workshop August 23, 2018
- Illustrating An Arty Life joins the website as our new extra blog August 3, 2018
- Instagram Takeover of Divine Locale July 16, 2018