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PV at Shakspeare Glass Gallery


It was certainly very busy at the gallery last night. Many people came to see the show, drink the wine, eat the 1970s nibbles and see the work. The response was great. Will Shakspeare did a splendid live glass blowing demo which was fascinating. I will be going in today so if anyone wants to stop by for a chat, it would be lovely to see you.

Somerset Art Weeks

This Art Weeks I will be exhibiting my work at Shakspeare Glass in Langport, ACE Arts in Somerton and the Brewhouse in Taunton. To see a catalogue of the paintings showing at Shakspeare Glass please visit my Somerset Art Weeks page on this Site.

Good news is that I have had a little abstract watercolour selected for The Discerning Eye Exhibition in London.

This piece, INTO ELYSIUM, has just won Highly Commended at the Black Swan Open exhibition in Frome .  I have several more multi-image pieces on the go at the moment and really enjoy working this way.

This week I have begun to work on a series of small oils for Somerset Art Weeks. So far I have begun five of them, none of which are finished. I am finding it quite difficult working in this medium again, using a combination of brush and palette knife. I am using a fast drying medium so that I don’t have to wait weeks for the thick paint to dry. I will post more as they continue ( I hope) to be resolved. They are based on hedgerows, wasteland and overgrown verges. Trying to convey the beauty and chaos of these sites is proving quite a challenge.

July/August

Well, it's all go again, getting work ready for Somerset Art Weeks, finishing various projects and have greeting cards and new business cards printed. It's been a really busy year do far, with no sign of it slowing down. Sales have not been good, but opportunities seem abundant so I guess that's something to be pleased about.