THE GREAT NORTH ART SHOW - RIPON CATHEDRAL

This year’s GNAS opens on Saturday and runs for most of September.The nave of Ripon Cathedral is a fantastic venue for this is always beautifully curated exhibition which includes a wide range of the two and three dimensional work of over 60 artists. I will be exhibiting six framed prints as well as having other work in the ’pop up’ shop.

Do come along, the exhibition is free to enter and is open every day.

‘Wildflower Meadow - Upper Wharfedale’ is one of the prints I will have on show.

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A NEW PRINT

I’ve just completed , ‘A Splash of Red - Arctic Terns over the Norwegian Sea’. A ten colour reduction linoprint, it is based on the trip we made up the Norwegian coast during the winter of 2018. The terns endlessly followed the ship and I was struck by the red of their beaks being, at times, virtually the only strong colour in a bleak seascape. I was also intrigued by the backdrop confusion of ship wash and waves against which the terns almost disappeared ; making their contribution to the apparent chaos.

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Ilkley Arts 'Light' Exhibition.

Ilkley Arts are opening an exhibition based on the theme of ‘Light’. The exhibition will be in the Solar Gallery at the Manor House in the centre of the town and starts on Saturday 20th July.

These are the three prints I’m hoping to show. From the left, a view of the Marine Lake on the Dee Estuary at West Kirby, Ullswater, and Crosby Beach on Liverpool Bay.

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A New Print

I’ve finally finished my new print ‘Eider Ducks’. Based on personal observations and photos near the Farne Islands, it measures 30 x 40cms. and is printed on Bristol Board using T.N.Lawrence oil base relief inks. It’s a reduction linoprint using thirteen different hues/tones of colour.

I chose to bring the the female to the foreground for, although the male has a more dramatic plumage, I really wanted to emphasize the more subtle colouring of the female.

The print is for sale and details can be found on the Sea/River Bird folder on the ‘Birds’ page.

Many thanks again to Conrad Cookson who made the table top easel for me that has been a great help and to Keith Dickinson for his expert photographic help today!

Eider Ducks.

Eider Ducks.

'Neighbourhood' Exhibition at the Sunnybank Mills Gallery

The first exhibition of the year is coming up at the gallery at Sunnybank Mills. The theme is the artist's own neighbourhood. I've decided to interpret my 'neighbourhood' as the places I like to walk and repeatedly visit.

The exhibition is due to run between  13th January and 25th February.

On Saturday 13th January between 2.00 & 4.00pm there is to be a preview and I would be delighted if you could come along (if only for the glass of wine and a few nuts!)

Sunnybank Mills Gallery, Farley, Pudsey, West Yorkshire LS28 5UJ

These are some of the prints I will have on Show!

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