This year I have a mixed exhibition with themes related to the countryside and the seaside - with a splash of India thrown in for good measure! I decided to try "illustration", painting watercolours of three of my favourite poems (Keats' 'Ode to Autumn', Frost's 'The road not taken' and Davies' 'Leisure') with a little twist of the words of the poems being discreetly written into the painting. Ever drawn to the seaside (it must be a result of growing up in Kent), I've done three small collages of brightly coloured fish and a triptych of a view of Whitstable from realism to abstraction.
The it's back to rural life with a light hearted series of small watercolours of sheep through out the seasons - gambolling lambs, sunbathing in summer, making sheep pumpkin heads in autumn and a sheep snow'man' in winter. (The Christmas version is already in my head).
I try to have a range of sizes and prices and am particularly keen that everyone should be able to buy a piece of original work. However, there will be a large variety of giclee prints for sale as well, and cards of many different designs.
Future fairs and exhibitions, 2023. (Please check back regularly as I shall be updating this list).
Fri 17th, Sat 18th Nov, Artweeks Christmas weekend at St. Nicolas Church, Market Square, Abingdon, OX14 3JD, 10am to 5pm. (Originals, prints, cards, jewellery, studio clearance pictures).
25th Nov. Local Excellence market, Abingdon Market Place, 9am to 2pm. (Small paintings, prints, cards, jewellery)
2nd Dec. St. Helen's Church Christmas Market, W. St Helen Str, OX14 5BS, 10am to 1pm. (Originals, prints, cards, jewellery)
8th Dec. Cokethorpe School, Witney, Christmas Fair, 4.15 to 7pm. (Originals, prints, cards, jewellery)
9th Dec. Europa School Culham, Christmas Fair, 11am to 3pm. (Originals, prints, cards, jewellery).
That's it for 2023!