I am exhibiting acrylic paintings and earthenware ceramics with the Peach Croft Barn Artists. A series of canvases 30x100cm depict my colourful interpretations of the British countryside and each have an accompanying poem. This year we will also include at least one object each from our 'Grass Roots' challenge where we have responded to the story of Angus MacPhee as told in 'The Silent Weaver' by Roger Hutchinson, to create our own art works using found objects or unusual techniques, reflecting our own roots and personal inner vision. My family background includes engineers and other practical people, and I am also very involved with folk music, so I have made a 'Wavemeter Spares Box Guitar' using objects found in my workshop and garage. It works!
Grass Roots Challenge has its own profile on the Artweeks website: www.artweeks.org/artist-profiles/2021/grass-roots-challenge
I trained in ceramics at Bournemouth Art College in the 1970s and worked as a potter for many years, throwing functional pots in red and white earthenware, decorating with coloured slips and semi-opaque glazes. Over the last 25 years I have also been painting in acrylics, enjoying the adventures in colour and composition.