First the glow,
vermillion accents and a touch of the shadowy blues running down into ochre,
turning into green harmony
deep, warm bass notes in purple thought
a line of melody just heard
This painting is currently on show and for sale at the Eagle Gallery www.eaglegalleryartists.co.uk
This work, painted on blue-tinted 140lb watercolour paper, is part of a series in which I am exploring colour (see below for my thoughts on synaesthesia).
Tomorrow, Sat 17th Sept. is the last day of our two-woman exhibition “Terra Mutabilis” at the Eagle Gallery, Bedford www.eaglegalleryartists.co.uk
I will be doing another portrait demonstration in the afternoon, 2.30-4.30pm.
To see a short video of the demo from Wednesday, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qNk269Xfaw&feature=youtu.be
I’m currently busy getting ready for our two-person show at the Eagle Gallery, Bedford next month, in which I will be displaying selected drawings and paintings that reflect my deep-rooted interest in our relationship with the Earth.
All my work involves story-telling in some way, and the colours I use express as honestly as I can the way I see who or what I’m painting. I aim to accurately depict the energy I sense.
I’m acutely aware that the chemistry from which human skin has evolved, for example, is also that from which the planet is formed. Even the paint I use comes from pigments and substances mined from the earth!
Our connection with nature goes far beyond recreation or fancy, being fundamentally based on science – but the stories that have been passed down through the ages to explain this chemistry have woven themselves into our history and Psyche. I paint people, landscapes and objects in a re-imagination of some of these myths and legends in order to show their relevance to the way life on Earth is changing now…
I am taking part in the Life Club Annual Exhibition later this month (see below).
I’ll be showing this painting…
…and some other new works from life.
I am taking part in a huge exhibition with 49 other artists over the bank holiday weekend of 30th April – 2nd May at Parkside Hall, Ampthill, Bedfordshire (see poster below).
It will be a really exciting and eclectic mix of paintings, prints, sculpture and craft, with something for everyone’s taste (hopefully!) and all for sale.
I will be in attendance at the Private View on Friday evening and all day Saturday. If you’d like an invitation to the PV please get in touch asap and I will arrange to get one to you.
Hope to see you there!
I plan to show some of my most recent loose watercolour and line figure drawings which illustrate something of my intense relationship with colour…
All memmbers of the Eagle co-operative have been invited to submit one piece of work each on the theme of “Contrast”.