Newsletter October 2021

WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING?


BRUSH AND LENS EXHIBITION

This exhibition of art and photography was organised by ALATI (Alston Landscape Art Town Initiative) and featured work from 5 painters and 3 photographers. The exhibition was a huge success with over 550 visitors and lots of work sold. I was particularly pleased with the exhibition and many people commented positively on my art work. Two of my paintings sold from the exhibition – Release into The Landscape and Kirkhaugh on Valentine’s Day, with one going locally and another is now in Suffolk after visitors to the town saw the painting at the preview evening. Both paintings were very popular with visitors, but don’t worry if you liked one or both of them, as I have prints of both for sale through my website. Just click on the image to go straight to the page.


This month has been a positive month for sales, with lots of prints being sold through The Market Cross, Alston as well as at Rydal Mount and Gardens. The original of Rydal Mount Gardens with Bench has also sold from Rydal Mount and is now hanging in the home of a private collector from London.


Limited edition prints of this painting are still available, although if you want one, I suggest getting in quick, as they are selling like ‘hot cakes’ at Rydal Mount.

Wordsworth the Activist

Whilst I was artist in residence at Rydal Mount and Gardens, I became particularly interested in the gardens – not just from a visual perspective, but also from an environmental viewpoint. Wordsworth is now considered an environmental activist of his time and his approach to gardening was revolutionary then and still topical today.

He believed that it was man’s duty to work with nature, to create a garden that was sympathetic to the natural environment but also to improve it by giving it a helping hand.

The Norfolk Broads


Another part of the world where the natural world and the manmade are working in harmony is the Norfolk Broads. Here, the Broads were originally created by abusing the land – with medieval peat excavations creating flooding of the area. Now, The Norfolk Broads has a status equivalent to English National Parks and man and nature are working together to ensure it’s sustainability. It’s also a good holiday destination!! And when we were there earlier this year, I continued to paint and gather material to take back to the studio. This piece, along with others from the Norfolk series, will be shown in my up coming exhibition, - more details below.


FREE GIVEAWAY

The last lucky winner in the FREE GIVEAWAY month was Selena, and she was delighted with her pen and ink wash based on my French Studio. If you weren’t one of the lucky ones this time, there will be more promotions coming soon, so fingers crossed for next time!

COMING SOON

THE WORLD’S NOT ROUND, IT’S SQUARE!

I am hosting a solo exhibition this November, from 10th November to 14th November. All paintings in the exhibition will be either square, or made up of squares in the form of triptychs etc. There will be a preview evening on the 9th November. 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.

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