From eye to wall, the images in this exhibition show the range of my work. Intimate landscapes, abstracted landscapes, seascapes, close up (macro) images of plants and animals and abstracts for the sake of abstracts are presented for your entertainment. The images were mostly taken within the UK but I make sure that when traveling abroad for either work or leisure I always take my camera and seek out new things to capture.
The images are presented mounted behind double acid free mountboard in black gallery style wood frames with float glass. Frame sizes are 52.5cm x 42.5cm in either landscape or portrait orientation as required (£95.00) , 54cm x 34.5cm landscape orientation (£85.00) or 52.5cm x 52,5cm for square images (£120.00).
In 2022 I'll be exhibiting my in the following locations ;
Oxfordshire Art Weeks - Deddington Pop up Gallery, Deddington Arms Hotel, Deddington, OX15 0SH - 21st to 29th May
Hotel Website - https://www.deddington-arms-hotel.co.uk/
Jo aka Stroke of a Brush- Jo began painting as part of art therapy in rehab following Strokes. She began blogging about her art along with her stroke recovery under Stroke of a Brush and selling her artwork to help raise awareness and fundraise to help others. Her art is varied from seascapes, landscapes, pet portraits and abstracts mainly in acrylics.
Barry Miller - Barry is an artist with a love and talent for Pastels and seeing how far he can push the medium by experimenting with techniques, unusual papers and boards and different grades of hard/softness. Through lockdown Barry found a fondness for oil paints and has, to date created 20+ NHS Hero Portraits celebrating our NHS heroes as part of the Tom Croft - Portraits for NHS Heroes. You'll find Barry has a wide range of portraits, nudes, pets, abstracts and more.
Angela Smith - Nature inspired silver jewellery made from silver clay. Handmade items.
Bucks Art Weeks - St Nickolas Church, Kingsey HP17 8LS - 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th June
Old Fire Station Gallery, Henley, Oxfordshire, RG9 2AG - 27th to 29th August
Hello and welcome to my online gallery.
I'm a self-taught photographer with no formal art training. I've loved photography since my late teens when I was given a Kodak Instamatic camera (some of you will remember those) for Christmas. Later I started using fully manual Single Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras for family photos and for taking images of the night sky. Why the night sky you ask (possibly)? well, I've had a long interest in the science of the universe and used a telescope and film cameras to capture images of the moon and "fuzzy blobs" (nebula and galaxies, comets etc.). Although I don't do that these days, it did teach me how to manipulate a camera and, just as importantly, developed my patience and persistence due to the time taken to capture and develop such images on film (some of you will remember film as well).
The coming of digital photography opened the way to me for more photographic learning and creativity. I joined a camera club and the Royal Photographic Society (and gained their LRPS award) and started to develop my style and the scope of my output. My work now is wide ranging and is inspired by manmade and natural forms (landscape, natural history, abstract, macro, colour and monochrome etc.). I love the feeling of the creative processes involved in producing a work of art, and I strive to make my photographs just that, art. I want to hang them on my own walls at home and for them to enhance that environment. From the seeking out interesting shapes, beautiful vistas, wildlife etc. to the final printing and framing my images I take care to make to make my images engaging to me. I hope that in doing this I make the work engaging to you, the viewer, as well.
For me photography is not just record of something in front of me, it’s the door to the creative process, allowing me to break the world down into manageable portions which occupy and challenge my mind. I use in-camera techniques and development tools as I think appropriate to create the images I show. Some images may not look natural but they represent what I saw in my minds’ eye when pressing the shutter button on my camera. I’ve dabbled in other art forms in the past but it’s in photography that I’ve found my creative outlet.
I’ve been exhibiting in art and craft shows, Art Weeks events and private galleries for a decade or more now and enjoy meeting and speaking to people about my images and how photography fits (or not) within the art world.