I am a full time professional artist.
I specialise in creating coloured pencil work incorporating cities, imaginary or real and nature, but done a little bit differently.
I work in a style I have termed 'Fractured', inspired by the Cubists and Futurism.
It's this time of year that submissions deadlines for art exhibitions and competitions are looming. And I have had quite a few to apply for! As a member of the UKCPS, I submitted 5 pieces of work to their Annual Exhibition, which this year is being held at Westminster Hall, London to celebrate their 10th Anniversary. Count Faber-Castell will be attending as well as many other sponsors. I really hope to get in, and enjoy the show.
The other entries I have submitted for are:- Battle Contemporary Art Fair and Hahnemuhle Calendar Competition. I have always found, the more you enter to more opportunities open for you.
There was also a quirky little competition to design a deckchair design for Hastings Stade. I thought my Fractured fished would work well, as it is a seaside theme, and very colourful. Again, it's a waiting game!
The most exciting news I have had was an invitation to exhibit at Gallery in the Square, Usk, Wales. I donated a painting for a charity auction about 5 years ago to the owner, and he has now come back to invite me to his gallery to exhibit proper! I am taking 16 paintings, half Fractured and half Floral on the 6th July, with the show opening with a preview evening on the 8th July. I have my Premier Lodge room booked for the night!! I'm really looking forward to having such a large number of paintings on show.
Crummock Water- Lake District
I have also been busy creating a new collection of work for my agent. I am a fan of flowers, as you know, and what they requested was a romantic, ethereal feel to the work, which will eventually (and hopefully) be used for table mats, napkins and prints.
I thoroughly enjoyed doing these, and I have been asked for more.
Next week, I will be on holiday. My brother in law is getting married and we all have wedding duties in this household!! I can't wait. Ta ta for now!