Thursday, 30 May 2013

Busy May

It's been a very busy month so far. Starting with my solo show at Leabrooks Gallery which opened at the same time as my show at Ferrers Gallery in Ashby De La Zouch. The Ferrers show lasts until July 28th.

Having sold some of my woodland paintings at Lyndhurst Gallery on the edge of The New Forest, I was asked to produce another  series of 6, all based on my trip to Whitley Woods last summer..  The Gallery took seven paintings which will be displayed from 1st June. 

I received an email from Sharon Whithers who owns No Naked Walls Gallery in Chertsey. She has now opened No Naked Walls 2 in Bramley near Guildford and has asked me to supply several landscapes as soon as possible.

I visited St Johns Street Gallery in Ashbourne, earlier this month.  The new owner really likes my work and has offered me a solo show in November 2013. I have exhibited with this gallery for a couple of years but this will be the first solo show I have had there. I am really looking forward to producing a new body of work for this show.

I had Derbyshire Open Studios over the bank holiday weekend . As you can see from the photos the weather was very kind to us and the sun was shining for three days.  I was able to continue working and also meet lots of new visitors to my studio over the three days, making a number of sales enough to keep me smiling. :-) I also had a visit from the owners of Gallery Top who have invited me to exhibit with them from July when the Gallery is re launched after a refurb. :-) 

As the month of May comes to an end, I am now preparing for my 4 days of demonstrations and hopefully some sales at Patchings Arts Centre. Its a busy 4 days but always enjoyable to lots of new faces and take booking for next years workshops and demo's.

Sunday, 5 May 2013

2 Openings in 2 Days

Wow. Its been a busy start to the Month. Ferrers Gallery mixed show openened on Friday with Leabrooks Solo show opening on Saturday. All this after a very busyy end to April at Reading Art Fair. My van has proved to be very useful already allowing me to carry much more work including some of my larger 122cms canvases.

As the weather improves this month I intend to go out painting much more (en plein air sounds a bit pretentious) Lyndhurst Gallery in thre New Forest have asked for some more woodland paintings and I am already putting together a new body of work for the next large air fair which is the 10th Anniversary of Art in the Gardens in Sheffield. I did really well there last year, meeting lots of new people and making some very good sales. watch this space for a more detailed Blog of the preperation for Art in the Gardens...