The City is Stumbling, Deliciously

The City is Stumbling, Deliciously
Coloured pencil on MDF with dictionary pages

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

A trip up north!

Next month I will be travelling up to the Derwent Pencil Museum to hold a 3 day workshop and demo session. I will be showing and helping visitors create my Fractured landscapes in Coloursoft Pencils. The dates are 3-5th July at Keswick, Lake District. If you are around then, please pop in! There is lots to see and do at the museum, including the worlds largest pencil!

Also in July, you may be aware that the Olympics are starting (!!) Therefore, I decided to get in the spirit of the sports and am exhibiting a new collection of work entitled, 'Our Great Britain'. This not only will have sporting paintings in it, but also a collection of British landscapes not dissimilar to the ones above I will doing at Keswick.  It will be at Dittons Library Gallery once again. After the success of the last one, they have invited me back to exhibit once again. The dates for this are :- 17th July until the 11th August 2012. Thames Ditton Library Gallery, Mercer Close, Thames Ditton, Surrey.
This is the type of thing you can expect!
The Speed Skater. 13cm x 18cm Watercolour. £100

The Cyclists. 50cm x 20cm. Watercolour. £120

The Diver. 13cm x 18cm. Watercolour. £100

This time of year is always busy. Lots of contests and deadlines seem to loom! I entered the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition once again this year, and once again I was rejected. I was not surprised as there were over 11,00 entries, for not much wall space! However I was not too unduly disappointed as I had a lovely studio visit from a young couple, who found me on the Surrey Artists Open Studios website, who promptly purchased the rejected painting! It was meant to be. This is the painting they gave a good home too. It was one of my favourites.
Crummock Water. 50cm x 60cm. Acrylic.
I am also in the process of creating new paintings for contests and waiting to hear news from the ones I've entered. Always a nervous time........!

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