Sunday, 20 January 2019

art crit

A fine time had by all ! I was in great company today in the Tate Exchange at Tate Modern discussing work. Many thanks to Claire McDermott for putting together an interesting mix of artists for a crit. Thanks too for the many people who came along throughout the afternoon and especially to my students David and Helena who brought excellent work along for the open crit. A thoroughly good day. A view of setting up this morning and 'Pirolo', a small bronze on stone is in the foreground.

Friday, 18 January 2019

unicorns in the sink and a goats bottom

This is not a change of direction for me! I was asked to clean up some small bronzes and I gave them a quick rinse to clean off some stubborn plaster mix . I had a fair bit of repair work to do on the goats rear end so I should have paid more attention at school. It is not often one has to know the anatomy of a goats bum and my school had a working farm with the infamous Buster the ram; however he certainly didnt want anyone examining his backside.

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Light Space Time, a fine start to 2019 part 2

Bitan is on show now, January 2019 with the online art gallery
Bitan makes an appearance 5 minutes in, many thanks to the selectors!!

In the Spotlight

Alongside the amazing Terry Jones and Steve Hodgson, I am a technician at Morley College on the bronze course three times a year. The sculpture studio becomes a foundry for a week and the students create! As a result, I am able to join the technicians in an incredible show in the Morley Gallery. Many thanks to Ana Lena who has placed my sculpture Cene in the window facing Westminster Bridge Road. The photo does not do it justice. Please pop along if you can.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

A very fine start to 2019

The first email of the new year announced that 'Bitan' (above) is a prize winner with the online gallery and will be featured on the website during January. 'Cene' (below) got a special commendation. Out of 909 international entries, I am well chuffed !! Bitan has been included in the winter exhibition at the excellent Felix and Spear Gallery, Ealing

Monday, 31 December 2018

Thanks (and I dont mention Brexit)

 Brindille, wood + thread

Festive greetings and a big thank you for everyones' support this year; keeping in touch, reading the blog and staying on the mailing list, is great even if you can't make the shows and it has been a busy one this year. I was invited to show with some great artists and was selected for some prestigious exhibitions with some very positive feedback. Next year is looking good with three shows in the pipeline; details to follow. With all that going on, my new year resolution is to be more prepared to expect blogs reporting despair and bafflement, I doubt I shall ever achieve greatness with my filing and organisational skills! I wish 2019 brings you everything you hope for.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Masango and the Discerning Eye

My sculpture 'Masango' has been selected for the ING Discerning Eye! I am thrilled, it is a great exhibition of work under 20" sent in from all over the country. I shall post the photos from the show but better still, please try to get along to the Mall Galleries London SW1  Thursday 15th November until the 25th