Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Black Lace

I think I am really nearing the end of this painting.....
Black Lace, oil on canvas, 45x35cm

this will be its frame...

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Royal Academy Autumn Exhibition, Bristol

Here are some images taken at the Private View of the Royal Academy's Autumn Exhibition in Bristol. This huge exhibition (over 500 works) runs until 30 December. Lots of work from academicians, lots of affordable and unaffordable but mostly beautiful work.

Main Hall with some awesome work by Anthony Garratt and Gordon Ward RWA

Small Blue, oil on panel, 13x18cm

Small Works in the main hall, with my 'Small Blue' on the outer right.
Milner Gallery with animal works
We really liked these scheming sheep by Seren Bell
Stancombe-Wills Gallery with amazing David Cobley's work in the center

Stancombe-Wills Gallery with Malcolm Ashman, Joanna Dixon,
my 'Snow Flake Children' and lovely work from Rosalind Robinson, Lex Thomas,
Beka Smith, Alice Buckee, and Caroline Rudge

Clare Ferguson-Walker, with her 'Ship of Fools'
Rosalind Robinson with her two paintings 'The Tree Family 2'
and 'Betula' (above and below-right my 'Snow Flake Children')

Other posts on the RWA Open exhibitions:

Friday, 19 October 2012

RWA Autumn Exhibition

Here we go, the show opens Sunday 21 October. They had over 2000 entries and managed to select over 500 paintings to exhibit.
See this piece on 'This is Bristol' for the details:

as you know, two of my pieces were selected for this exhibition: Snow Flake Children and Small Blue. I've had a sneaky peek today:

Thursday, 11 October 2012

160th Autumn Exhibition RWA

The 159th Autumn Exhibition 2011, last year.
I am very excited that I will have two paintings in the RWA Autumn Exhibition in Bristol. This huge exhibition (last year had 508 paintings on show!) is a big event on the art calendar of the South-West and the UK. The paintings to be exhibited are my Snow Flake Children and Small Blue. I hope you can come and visit, if you do, let me know what you thought of the show!

160th Autumn Exhibition
21 October - 30 December 2012

Royal West of England Academy of Art
Queens Road, Bristol
open 7 days a week

Snow Flake Children, oil, 70x50cm
Small Blue, oil, 13x18cm
Other posts on the RWA Open exhibitions:

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

New Commissioned Portrait

After many months of work I can finally announce the birth of my latest commissioned portrait! ;)
As you can see and I'm sure imagine I was delighted to be asked to paint three beautiful red heads. What more could I ever ask for? I could paint them forever.
With permission from the client, please enjoy and let me know what you think.

 oil on canvas, 70x50cm / 28x20"

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Holburne Museum

The Holburne Museum in Bath
The last week of the Holburne Prize Exhibition is on so don't miss it! There are some real great works of art, some big names and a lovely café to finish off your day. I feel honoured my painting is amongst such great works in such an aboslutely stunning location.


Me and my lovely model at the Holburne Museum

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Framing and ready for Submitting

I am about to submit some paintings to open exhibitions so everything had to be framed and labelled, polished and dusted. Some of my frames come from Frinton, who makes the frames by hand, finished off to a very high standard. At other times I ask my local framer, Claire, to make a frame for me, which she always chooses and finishes perfectly. Fingers crossed now that these will get accepted into these open exhibitions!

Small Blue, framed in black/gold frame. The painting itself is only 13x18cm

Silk & Lace, framed in black/pewter. The painting is 40x50cm excl. frame,  55x65cm incl. frame.


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