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Exhibition news and other updates

It’s been a long old time since my last post.  Many apologies!   I’ve not been idle.

  • My award winning painting ‘The Winding Road.  Yorkshire Dales’ appeared in the October issue of Leisure Painter magazine, which was exciting!

An appearance in October’s Leisure Painter magazine

  • On 22 and 23 September I took part in ‘The Great Stamford Brush Off’, a plein air painting event organised by Welland Valley Art Society.  The event coincided with Stamford’s Georgian Festival this year and the weather was very kind.  Completed paintings were exhibited in the anteroom at Stamford Arts Centre for the following week and I was fortunate to sell two of them.  Rather stupidly I forgot to photograph the paintings before they were framed under glass – so you will see reflections from the camera flash in the images below. I was working in mixed media and the paintings were great fun to do.   They represent a celebration of a lovely warm Autumn weekend.  I hope the new owners enjoy them as much as I enjoyed painting them.
  • I am exhibiting 4 paintings in the main gallery at Stamford Arts Centre as part of Welland Valley Art Society’s Autumn Exhibition, which opens today and runs until 14 October.  Here are the selected paintings.

Welland Valley Art Society have put on a great exhibition and it’s well worth a visit.  There are paintings, prints and sculpture on show – see the Arts Centre website http://www.stamfordartscentre.com

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The White Cottage

The White Cottage (8" x 8" oil on board)

The White Cottage (8″ x 8″ oil on board)

I had a bit of fun with this one, painting in oil on a board which I had pre-tinted a rather vibrant orange acrylic.  I wanted to try to convey the warmth of the sunlit grass and the late summer colour of the trees. The painting was loosely inspired by a small cottage I saw whilst out walking in Scotland last summer, but of course it really could be anywhere you imagine.  A little reminder of sunny days!

Scottish Pine and field wall

Scottish Pine and field wall (8 x 10" oil on board)

Scottish Pine and field wall (8 x 10″ oil on board)

Here’s thinking ahead to summer, some warmth and longer days! As I write this I am staring out of the window at freezing fog.  Brr!

Apologies to those who may have already seen this.  I posted it on my Facebook page the other day as part of a 7 day painting challenge and then realised I had not posted it here.

Woodland pool

Woodland pool (daily painting) (6" x 6" acrylic on board)

Woodland pool (daily painting) (6″ x 6″ acrylic on board)

Another daily painting inspired by the beautiful Loch an Eilein.  This was a view I spotted when walking around the Loch last year.  I was struck by the pale green vegetation in the water at the far end of the pool.  It just shone out on what was a pretty overcast damp day.

On the shores of the Loch

On the shores of the Loch (daily painting) ( 6" x 6" acrylic on board)

On the shores of the Loch (daily painting) ( 6″ x 6″ acrylic on board)

I have a bit of an obsession with lakes and mountains, which may be a little surprising for someone born and brought up in the rather flat county of Cheshire. I’ve indulged myself again with a small painting inspired by the beautiful Loch an Eilein.