My exhibition this year consists of a selection of larger works, small new paintings and some from last year. It has been a difficult year fo r me and inspiration has been hard come by. I work intuitively and believe it or not, it seems the most difficult thing; to conjure up feelings, emotions and remembered responses can be much harder than you would think. Fortunately painting larger has renewed my joy of painting and I feel back in the swing of things. I work on the table in our small sitting room which is far from ideal but there is plenty of precedent for artists who do not have a studio. One day...
The titles of my work and the trails I have signed up to reflect the instinctive way in which I work. I hope to complete a catalogue, flipbook and virtual viewing. If there is anything that takes your fancy I suggest we talk by video, or telephone and I can show you more detail. If posted the cost will be calculated and charged.
Later in the year I hope to enter the South Northants and North Open at the Heseltine Gallery, Chenderit School. as well as any other opportunities that occur
Another strange year and lockdown has not helped. Great, I thought at the beginning, all that time to paint. As for many others, it didn’t work out that way.
It is not good to blame your tools, or lack of them, but only having the dining table to work on in our thatched, crumbly cottage, is my excuse. The fact that there are precedents of artists who have worked in their kitchen just adds to my guilt.
I am fortunate to have a wonderful cohort of painting friends who have made the past year easier. And our village is exceptionally supportive. It will be a shame not to exhibit in the Church again, but virtual shows are pretty good. I hope you enjoy mine.
My work is intuitive, abstracted from landscape and imagination inspired by mood and place.
I welcome the opportunity offered by Oxfordshire Artweeks to show my work to a wider audience and gain confidence.