I utilise my many years of experience as a Graphic Designer and Mixed Media Artist to produce dramatic free-flowing studies and industrial style photography.
A relaxed drawing style which relies on strong erratic lines and vibrant colouring techniques bring my landscapes and other studies to life, while my interest in distressed environments and abstract form creates engaging compositional photographs. Some of my recent projects have been based on distressed environments and also the creation of 'SOUND SCAPES' where music is used to influence the painting I am working on. I also I love to travel and am always looking for my next subject, project and series.
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Open Studios at City Arts Newbury - Every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday throughout May - 11am - 5pm
This year I will once again be relocating my home studio and opening it to the public at the City Arts venue for the annual West Berkshire and North Hampshire
Open Studios exhibitions.
I will be at City Arts Newbury along with 3 other artists. Illustrator & painter Ross Buckner, Painter & mixed media artist Antonia Dewhurst and Painter Caroline Moore. We will be welcoming the public to view our work, talk about our techniques and watch various demonstrations. I will be working on various projects including my 'SOUND SCAPES', abstract painting and some digital artwork.
Do come along and visit us at City Arts Newbury, 10 Hampton Road, Newbury RG14 6DB.
We will open the doors every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday in May from 11am and close at 5pm
There is also an official open evening viewing on Friday the 10th of May 6pm - 8pm - For further information visit www.open-studios.org.uk
'AND GATHER' Arlington Arts Exhibition - Monday the 13 May - Saturday 29 June
I am very happy to announce I will exhibiting at the wonderful Arlington Arts in Newbury this May and June along with many other artists from West Berkshire, North Hampshire and beyond. Arlington Arts have hosted many exhibitions which always prove very popular.
I recommend a visit to Arlington to view the other works on show.
'And GATHER' is on show at Arlington arts at Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ
Contact the Box Office for details and opening times t: 01635 244246, e: email@example.com or visit www.open-studios.org.uk
Open Studios 'INSIGHT' exhibition - 4 May - 27 May - Monday to Sunday 11am - 5pm & Thursdays 11am - 8pm
INSIGHT 2019 which is being held for the first time at the prestigious gallery of The Base at Greenham. This wonderful new space will be INSIGHT's future home and provides Open Studios artists with a very special platform to show their work. We feel this is where you should start your Open Studios adventure. It is our flagship exhibition and is a wide-ranging, exciting display of the work of well over a hundred artists taking part in this year's Open Studios scheme.
INSIGHT provides you with a taster to help you choose the artists you would like to visit, giving you an initial 'insight' into their work. You can meet painters, ceramicists, sculptors, jewellers, printmakers, textile artists, photographers and artists who work in wood, metal, glass, stone and digital media.
INSIGHT is held at The Base, Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN
For more information contact: John Brazendale t: 07765 218296, e: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.open-studios.org.uk
'HIDDEN TIES' - West Berkshire Museum - Newbury
Artists taking part in this exhibition include Sadie Brockbank who sculpts in many different media, and Petra Giede-Barnes, who combines organic materials to show new beginnings, contrasts, harmonies & connections. Lone Hudson has a background as an architect and designs and makes contemporary stoneware ceramics, while Arty Pumpkin explores the interaction of words and images using a variety of media. Other contributors include Mandi Bainbridge, Sadie Brockbank, Lenny Cornforth, Gail Davis, Ben Honisett, David H Jones, Sydney Klugman and Gemma Kirby.
Open Studios West Berkshire and North Hampshire was set up in 1988 by the late Pat Eastop as a non-profit organisation, run entirely by unpaid volunteers,
to celebrate the diversity of visual arts available within the local community.
During May, members of the public are encouraged to visit artists' studios, as well as seeing exhibitions at venues throughout the region. Open Studios hopes that this creates a dialogue between the artists and the community.
'Hidden Ties' will be open in Gallery 5 at the Museum Wednesdays-Sundays 10am-4pm - For more information visit www.open-studios.org.uk
'SOUND SCAPES' - Music to your eyes!
I have recently been letting myself loose in the studio creating abstract works of art based on music. The concept is not a new one but I have not experimented with this for a while and certainly not to this scale.
The process involves creating a play-list of music. Sometimes a specific genre, others times random music. With the music playing I let it depict the style of the painting from the colours used to the strokes and mark making. As the music changes so does the direction of the artwork. Generally there are shapes that repeat according to the sounds I hear.
I have been producing a few of theses and there are seeming popular with people - I have even had a requested play-list sent to me and produced a bespoke
'SOUND SCAPE' for someone based on their favourite music!
You can see these 'SOUND SCAPES' for yourself at the various exhibition I am showing or even commission one yourself!
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