I am delighted to have my watercolour painting 'Roll With It' selected for The Sunday Times Watercolour competition, which will be exhibited at the Harris Museum in Hampshire and at The Mall Galleries in London. The inspiration for the painting came from a colourful fabric stall at Eagle Market in Derby.
"The competition brings together artists all across the UK and around the world and at its heart celebrates and redefines the beauty and diversity of watercolour and water based media. With approximately 100 works selected by a panel of leading figures from the art world, and a touring exhibition of the shortlisted works, it's an opportunity not to be missed"
I am doubly excited as the painting has also been selected for the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 209th exhibition at the Mall Galleries in May!
I will be joining the Peak District Artisans at the Great Dome Art Fair in July. Held in the spectacular Devonshire Dome building, there will be a wonderful and diverse collection of work by Peak District artists and artisans. I will be exhibiting some new architectural paintings for the first time. I hope you can pop in to say hello.
With relaxation of Covid restrictions we are making plans for the return of The Great Dome Art Fair 16th - 18th July 2021. The Devonshire Dome in Buxton is light and airy, providing the ideal venue for our 30th anniversary flagship event. To find out more you can visit the Peak District Artisans website by clicking on the link below.
The exhibition due to take place in September 2020 has been postponed due to the Corona Virus and will now take place in 2022. I am proud to be representing Buxton at this international art exhibition showing the work of artists from five twin towns including UK, France, Germany and Belgium. The exhibition will take place at the Galerie In Der Trinkkuranlage in Bad Nauheim where I will also be visiting to attend the preview and a celebratory gala dinner. With the exhibition now on hold until next year I have decided to use the opportunity to visit Bad Nauheim on a sketching trip and I plan to create a number of paintings featuring the architecture there. You can visit the gallery via the link below.
I have been invited to feature as artist of the month in September at Cromford Gallery, which is a super cute gallery featuring the work of over 50 artists - it's a bit like an Aladdin's cave for art lovers! I will be showcasing a selection of new work featuring local landmarks and heritage buildings and I will be demonstrating some painting techniques - dates to follow.