Newsletter November 2021

Another busy month for me!

I have spent half of October in Alston and the other half in Les Gaignieres, Northern France, which has meant I have been really busy!

Les Gaignieres continues to produce beautiful views to paint and draw and I have been busy making a new body of work, some of which will be exhibited in my upcoming exhibition 'The World's Not Round, It's Square.

WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING? It's been another great month for sales, with Les Gaignieres being particularly popular. Drawings, prints and original oil paintings of this beautiful part of France have all gone to art collectors this month. I was delighted to sell 'The Secret Garden' oil painting to a collector in London as well as an original pencil drawing and several prints to collectors in France. The Secret Garden painting continues the theme of man v nature, where the shed is slowly being consumed by the natural environment around it, as trees and foliage reclaim the space. I love this relationship particularly with gardens, where man and nature can work in harmony to breathe new life into the landscape. In fact, Blake said 'Where man is not, nature is barren' It's an interesting idea given the monumental flooding that is yet again occurring in Cumbria as I write this, and man's effect on the planet is obvious but not so optimistic as Blake might suggest. However, we have to believe that we can have a positive impact, and learn from previous mistakes, if the Glasgow Cop 26 Climate Change Summit is to have any meaning. And if you really love this painting, check out similar ones by hopping over to my website for a sneaky look

In last month's newsletter I shared with you my plans for my solo exhibition The World's Not Round, It's Square. This is now nearly upon us and I want to share with you an exclusive opportunity to have a walk around the exhibition with me, as I talk you through each piece on Zoom. All you have to do is click HERE and book a place. This is a 30 minute private viewing, and a chance to see and hear about the works before the exhibition opens as well as a chance to ask any questions about the pieces on show.


And of course, it would be fabulous to see you in person, from 9th November to 14th November at Alston House, Alston, Cumbria. All paintings in the exhibition will be either square, or made up of squares in the form of triptychs etc. The preview evening on the 9th November will be from 7pm to 9pm and will be a great opportunity to see the works before anyone else. Anyone who is subscribed to my mailing list will be eligible to a 10% discount of all original artworks as part of that preview evening.

Even if you can’t come in person, you can buy online and we will ship the art work to you with a money back guarantee if you are not entirely satisfied with the art work.

There will also be an opportunity to buy affordable art in the form of prints or smaller works - the ideal beautiful and different gift for Christmas this year.

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