This year I am exhibiting in two locations during the Artweeks period:
1. At Buscot House during the first week of Artweeks 4th -12th May 2024 as part of a group exhibition with other members of Lechlade Art Society. Please park in the main car park and follow the Open Studios/Artweeks signs to the right of the main house. The location address is Buscot Park, Lechlade Road, Faringdon, SN7 8BU. The opening times will be 2.00pm - 6.00pm 4th -12th May 2024.
PLEASE NOTE that although Buscot Park is near Faringdon and geographically located in the south-west of the Artweeks region, this exhibition is only on display during the first week of the Artweeks event, 4th -12th May 2024, and not the final week associated with the South region. Entrance to the art exhibition is free, as with all Artweeks venues, but National Trust entry fees apply should you wish to visit the house and the wider grounds.
2. I will be sharing the exhibition space at the Vale and Downland museum with fellow artist Patsy Jones, where a wide variety of colourful oil and watercolour local landscapes and other work, mostly in a traditional style, will be on display in a variety of shapes and sizes, framed and unframed, together with original hand-produced linocut prints, reproduction giclée prints of original paintings, collages, monoprints and greetings cards. This exhibition will run throughout all 3 weeks of Artweeks from 7th - 25th May (museum is closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays) during the museum opening hours of 9:30-3:45pm, with the exceptions of Tuesday 7th May when the exhibition will open from 12:30 onwards and on the final Saturday 25th May when will it close at 3pm.
The Vale and Downland museum venue can be found in Church Street, Wantage, OX12 8BL, tucked behind the Market Square and opposite the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. Parking is available (ticket required, first hour free) at three Council owned car parks, the closest to the museum being on Portway (OX12 9BU), alternatively Limborough Road (OX12 9AJ) and Mill Street (OX12 9AJ).
When painting I aim to capture those fleeting light effects on the landscape or colour combinations that transform a scene and make it special. My subject matter is often the local landscape near my home but I am always drawn to anywhere with water and/or rocks. I tend to produce ‘recognisable’ images but have also painted some landscape montages that twist multiple views and meld them into an overall image – as Eric Morecambe said “.. all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order”. I have experimented with adding text and calligraphic forms into some of my pictures.
Watercolour is my first love as a medium but I also work in oils, acrylics, mixed media and reduction linocut printing. I try to push the reduction linocut process to give what I feel is a painterly outcome, which usually means there will be small variations to each print within any single edition run making each print truly unique.