Behold and hurrah! I have been included in a new book of all things to do with drawing and painting, by Kate Wilson. My page here, with my drawing on the left, followed by Anselm Kiefer, also included are worked by my good chums Annie Attridge and Alison Harper. I am so proud to be included with an amazing set of artists, Kate did a great job of putting it all together and she does go right through the alphabet to include artists whose names begin with other letters than just 'A'!
The covers, one for America and one for England, not sure which one is which though, Kate did tell me but my mind has gone blank.
Thursday, 27 November 2014
Friday, 21 November 2014
Sunday, 16 November 2014
With several lights deciding to stay asleep on a grey and gloomy day at the studio, I have not been able to do much and certainly nothing requiring a good light. I didn't even feel that I could scrabble around in the semi-darkness continuing with the great clear up/sort out which has been a major activity recently. I have therefore taken myself off to the Cafe Gallery to deliver 'Bleikur', a clay sculpture with the parts bolted together, for the 30th Open Exhibition. This is an artist led gallery which organises an annual show of small work which is crammed with an exciting and eclectic mix. It is set in Southwark Park so Polly got a good run too, mostly with pugs, after we had safely delivered the sculpture.
If you are in the area, the private view is on Sunday 23rd November so please come along. The show is on until the 14th December.
Southwark Park, London SE16 2UA
Saturday, 15 November 2014
Last night was the wonderfully packed out private view for the Discerning Eye exhibition at the Mall Galleries in central London. My scorched wood sculpture 'Esclise' is on show and was photographed for the catalogue. With such a throng I did wonder to begin with whether my sculpture really had been selected as it was difficult to see through the crowds. However I did find it eventually and Esclise shares the plinth with Thomas Adam's 'Rock Study no 2'. It was good to meet up with some good friends and lovely family who had traveled down from Wales. As the photos from last night just shows a sea of heads, I thought I would pop back today to see the show properly and take photos.
All the work for the Discerning Eye has to be a maximum 20" so the Anselm Kiefer show at the Royal Academy is at the other end of the scale, enormous work that is quite overwhelming in scale and swallows you up in the rich and complex textures.I was serenaded by Big Ben for the short walk from the Mall to the RA