Saturday, 18 November 2017

too busy to blog,....... again?

It has been a busy year and I am delighted that to finish 2017, I shall have two significant exhibitions. 'Bitan', selected by actress Miranda Richardson, is on show now at the Mall Galleries as part of the Discerning Eye exhibition.
The show is on from the 16th to the 26th November

And Picell will be on show at the Cello Factory with the London Group Open exhibition Part 2 22nd November to the 1st December
The Cello Factory
33-34 Cornwall Road
London SE1 8TJ
2pm - 6pm daily

I am thrilled that these sculptures, created during my Brian Mercer Award at the Mariani Foundry in Italy last year have been chose for two highly prestigious exhibitions

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Too busy to blog?

A good friend today asked why I hadn't posted a blog for a while, he thought I was too busy.  I thought I should rectify this so here goes. I had the enormous pleasure of being part of a group show in Holborn Library in central London, we took this down today. The whole show came together really quickly and huge thanks go to Michelle and everyone who worked so hard to make it happen. Staff at Morley College where I teach, were offered the library space and about 30 of us made full use of every available place. I suspended 2 paper sculptures between the pillars in the main room.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

results in 3D

Stage 1 in Yorkshire have invited me to use their scanner and 3D printer. Both are state of the art and the printer is huge - you could hold a party in there! Not knowing what to expect I used really textured paper for the paper maquette with torn edges, with complex forms and plenty of tricky to scan places. Here is the first result - I am amazed at what has been achieved (thanks to Jake at Stage 1) and now have plans to test the scanner and printer even more! 

Thursday, 3 August 2017

making friends with the M1

I shall be playing with a state of the art scanner and a 3D printer bigger than my kitchen thanks to the fabulous Stage 1 Ltd, based in Yorkshire Many thanks to Mark for setting it up, Edwin for showing us round, Jake for being amazing with a scanner and to Paul Bonomini, a fab sculptor

Brancaster part 2

I love being in my studio though it can be tough and sometimes lonely.  I do need to get out and talk about what I am doing and see what other people are up to. The Brancaster Chronicles is a way of being able to discuss painting and sculpture, seeing what other artists are doing and sharing ideas. It is a fabulous network.  This weekend we had the privilege of seeing Tony Smart sculpture and Anne Smart paintings in beautiful Norfolk

 Tony Smart's superb sculptures, so vibrant and stunningly complex

 Anne Smart introducing her fabulous paintings, highly detailed

Friday, 9 June 2017

A Free Moment at Oxo

I am delighted that is on show with the Free Painters and Sculptors group on at the Oxo Gallery on the Southbank. See you there!

'A Free Moment' is a summer pop-up exhibition from art group the Free Painters and Sculptors (FPS). 

Celebrating its 65th year, FPS is delighted to be exhibiting for the first time in gallery@oxo in the iconic Oxo Tower building. 

Exhibition dates: June 7 - 11
Open daily 11am-7pm 
Free admission
Private View: Friday June 9 
Open 6.30-8.30pm

gallery@oxo | Oxo Tower Wharf | Bargehouse Street | London | SE1 9PH

gallery@oxo is owned and managed by Coin Street Community Builders:

Felix and Spear

'Cene' has been selected for the very fine Felix and Spear gallery for their summer exhibition. I am very proud to be in such excellent company.
Summer Exhibition 2017

A carefully selected exhibition of Modern British and Contemporary art by established artists showcasing paintings, drawings, sculpture and printmaking.

Modern British:
Margaret Fisher Prout (1875-1963)
Lucy Harwood (1893-1972)
Paul Nash (1889-1946)
Ronald Ossory Dunlop (1894-1973)
Patrick Procktor (1936-2003)
Leon Underwood (1890-1975)

Peter Clossick (b. 1948)
Richard Cook (b. 1947)
Susanne du Toit (b. 1955)
Katherine Gili (b. 1948)
Alexandra Harley (b. 1958)
Julie Held (b. 1958)
Owen Normand (b. 1984)
David Redfern (b. 1947)
Melissa Scott-Miller (b. 1959)
David Shutt (b.1945)
David Wiseman (b. 1949)

8 June - 31 August 2017

Tues-Fri 10.30-18.00   Sat 11.00-15.00

Sunday, 19 March 2017


I am delighted that 'Bitan' has been shortlisted for the RA summer exhibition, perhaps I should say nothing for fear of jinxing it......too late!

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Four go off to a foundry

We were back to the foundry today to empty the sandpit and collect our bronzes. It was another beautiful spring day, the birds were singing though the peahen did not put in an appearance and we were also serenaded by the local church bells. Now comes some serious use of a wire brush and a hacksaw

Monday, 6 March 2017

the heat was on

We have just had a hugely successful day and the furnace worked a treat.

 heating up

dressed for the occasion

 the first crucible

 the studio with primroses and birds singing

the peahen who came to see what was going on

 and the final crucible all done! Results next week.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

the new foundry

I have spent a glorious day preparing for a pour in a brand new foundry. The setting is stunning, a grade 1 listed stable block

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Hotting up

A new sculpture, constructed from different timbers, needed to have the surface pulled together. Being mighty chilly right now, I decided to keep warm and deal with the sculpture by scorching it. This took far longer than I thought

 almost done, some minor tidying up to do

 Meanwhile Polly and Pedro stay inside in the warm, Pedro is so close to the fire he looks like he is on fire himself