Artfinder

I'm delighted that Artfinder have accepted me as one of their artists, and my shop with them is now open. Showing my work on Artfinder was one of my goals from the beginning of setting up my art business. I really like the design and layout of Artfinder, it presents the art beautifully, and worldwide.

 

The Wild in Ourselves: Making Art whilst Living in the Real World

The Wild in Ourselves: Making Art whilst Living in the Real World

Like the iceberg below the water, the hidden underneath of the theme "At Edge of the City Where the Wild Comes In", is, I think about exploring my relationship with the wild instinctual part of myself. I find this an uneasy relationship, but have decided it's better to work with my nature, rather than trying too hard to be more rational than I can be. Pursuing my passion for my art is allowing myself to follow my nature.

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At the Edge of the City Where the Wild Comes In

At the Edge of the City Where the Wild Comes In

This phrase, "At the Edge of the City Where the Wild Comes In", keeps coming to mind when I think about what I want to express in art. So much so, that it feels like the centre at the beginnings of a manifesto, or the title of an exhibition. This post is me exploring my half formed ideas about what it means.

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Southbank Bristol Arts Trail and Grant Bradley Gallery Exhibition 6 to 29 May

This morning I took three landscape paintings into the Grant Bradley Gallery for the Southbank Bristol Arts Trail Exhibition. I was really pleased when they contacted me and asked me to submit some pictures. It was a bit last minute getting them finished though - I was painting until 2am this morning finishing the last one!

These are the three pictures I've submitted. All are the same size and shape, and are framed the same, so hopefully will work well as a set.

Silhouetted Plane Trees, Greville Smyth Park

Silhouetted Plane Trees, Greville Smyth Park

New Snow on The Levels

New Snow on The Levels

Birchwood Meadow, Summer Evening

Birchwood Meadow, Summer Evening

Other artists taking part in the exhibition are Alex Rezende, Anna Boss, George Harding, Judy Swaffin, Kari Warrener, Lucie Sheridan, Rupert Peploe, Ruth Ander, Sam Auden, and William Duncan.

The exhibition runs from 6 May until 29 May.

Southbank Bristol Arts Trail, 14th/15th May

I'm going to be showing my work at the gorgeous Margot May Tearoom on North Street, Bristol, as part of the Southbank Bristol Arts Trail. The trail is on the weekend of the 14th and 15th of May. There will be several other artists showing their work at the venue as well, so plenty to see!

The Southbank Bristol Arts Trail is one of the biggest and best established in Bristol. Over a 150 artists will be showing their work at lots of venues throughout BS3 (Southville and Bedminster). There are also performances (many at the Acta Theatre) and workshops on all weekend. There will be maps available listing all of the artists, venues and events, nearer the time. 

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Wedding Reading - Why Get Married?

Wedding Reading - Why Get Married?

This is the wedding reading that I wrote for my brother and his bride to be, "Why Get Married?". When they asked whether I wanted to do a reading at their wedding, I had a look online, but couldn't find anything I really liked that I hadn't heard at weddings before; so I had a go at writing them an original reading. It went down well and I was really pleased to have added to their day.

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Wedding card

Wedding card

To celebrate my brother's wedding, I painted him and his new wife a bespoke wedding card. When designing the card I focused on a feeling of joy, movement and colour. It features caricatures of the bride and groom dancing out of the venue, with confetti falling round them and flowers by their feet. They loved the card, and I hope it makes a very special keepsake. 

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