Sunrise City

Sunrise City
Faber Castell Polychromo's on Derwent watercolour paper.

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Sydney Opera House, Battle and Mall Galleries!

Having just got back from a well earned holiday to Bradford on Avon with my family, I am now cracking on with new work, exhibitions and entries.
I submitted 6 paintings to this years Battle Contemporary Fine Art Fair, where they have a jury of distinguished judges, including  CAV.OMRI Romeo Di Girolamo PPRBA Hon.RBSA Hon.BAS Hon.BAF, the outgoing President of the Royal Society of British Artists.  to choose which paintings get in. 
'Showcasing the very best artists from London & the South East'
I am happy to say that I have been chosen to exhibit in the fair, which I am extremely proud. There will be an awards ceremony on the 17th of September and the show begins the day after until the 26th. One of the paintings chosen was the Chantilly Clematis, which I did a work in progress on this blog. Others include a Sunflower, Proteus, Fractured Tulips, Village Harbour and Under the Sea.
I am also exhibiting in The Art Bay Galleries show- 
21st Century Sisters
 Saturday 11th – Saturday 25th September 2010
 Open Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm
 Monday and Tuesday strictly by appointment only.
 An ecletic mix of original paintings, fine art prints, ceramics and glassware showcasing the varied talents of female artists from North Staffordshire and beyond!


I have Fractured paintings in the show as well as coloured pencil drawings. It is being held at The Art Bay in Stoke on Trent

I am also intending to submit into the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition http://www.discerningeye.org/ which shows at the prestigious Mall Galleries in London. I am taking my Fractured Cherries and Pears drawings in on Friday for judging. Wish me luck!!

Keeping busy for sure!

I have just completed this new drawing of Sydney Opera House. It was done in Derwent Artist Pencils on mountboard. 19cm x 14cm




And on one last note- I have been introduced by a fellow artist to a website called Paint My Photo, where photographers and artists meet. The photographers allow artists legally to use their photos for artwork. The standard and choice of images is truly staggering, and I have a list of photos which have inpsired me to use! Today I am beginning a rose floral painting done in acrylics and collage. Take a look at the site!

Be back soon! Thanks for looking and please feel free to comment....


Wednesday, 11 August 2010

New 'Fractured' work and also something a bit different!

I have been 'drawn' (pardon the pun) back to my coloured pencils of late, mainly due to the ease of taking up and putting down-ness! I wanted to return to realism and copying...not usually my cup of tea, but felt like I needed to practice my drawing skills again.
After my visit to Wisley, I decided I'd like to do some botanical drawings. Tulips this time. My reference was from my own photos of the flower head and gardening books for the bulb, I did these drawings in Derwent Artists Pencils and are A4.
I thoroughly enjoyed drawing in this style, making sure I was really concentrating on the detail.

My next foray into coloured pencil again was drawing some new Fractured pieces. These are intending to enter the ING Discerning Art Competition at the Mall Galleries. I hope to make it up to London to deliver them! They are both 5 x 7 drawings, framed in 10 x 8 black frames. I wish these competitions would be on line though, it would make life alot easier. 
They are drawn in Derwent Coloursoft Pencils.