Monday, 13 October 2014

Paper Bag

 Two pastel paintings I’ve been working on recently.
Paper Bag and Lace, 24x30cm, pastel
Paper Bag and Ribbons, 24x30cm pastel


Sunday, 12 October 2014

RWA 162 Open Exhibition

Some pictures of the Private View of the 162d Open Exhibition of the Royal West of England Academy of Art.
The exhibition is open until 7 December 2014
http://www.rwa.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/2014/10/162-annual-open-exhibition/
The first main exhibition space
Me in front of my painting ‘Trapped’ which was hung in the first main hall!

The wall with my picture on the bottom row
Other posts on the RWA Open exhibitions:


Secret Lives

Here are some pictures of the Private View of ‘Secret Lives’ at Gallery Beaux Arts in Bath. The exhibition features three of my works and remains open until 8 November.

http://www.beauxartsbath.co.uk





Thursday, 9 October 2014

What the Artist Saw

A short blog post, but I had to share this wonderful half-hour film on the BP Portrait Award. It is really worth a watch. It was broadcasted on Sky and Bloomberg last Sunday but it is available here in HD as well. Enjoy!
What the Artist Saw
A film by Lonelyleap, who also made a series of short films about the BP Award.

http://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/press/bp-magazine/observations/ganter-wins-portrait-awards-in-landmark-year-for-bp.html


Saturday, 4 October 2014

RWA 162 Annual Open Exhibition 2014

I am very happy to tell you that, for the 4th year running, one of my paintings has been selected for the Royal West of England Academy of Art (RWA) Open Exhibition!
My painting ‘Trapped’ has been selected from over 2300 entries from over 1000 artists for this huge and varied exhibition with over 500 works exhibited and for sale.

The exhibition opens 12 October and runs until 7 December in Bristol.

RWA
Queens Road
Clifton, Bristol
Bs8 1PX
www.rwa.org.uk
Open: Tue - Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5
Entry £5 / £3.50
Trapped, oil on linen, 50x60cm




BP Portrait Award in Sunderland

The BP Portrait Award 2014 - which includes my paintings from The Lace Trail series, opens today at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens!

Open from 4 October - 19 November, free entry

See more here: http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/update/2014-10-02/world-renowned-art-competition-comes-to-sunderland/

and here: http://seeitdoitsunderland.co.uk/bp-portrait-award-2014

and the BBC even made a short film about it: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-29499344



For an organised list of ALL blog posts that I wrote during the BP Travel Award project (2 years), please see this page on my blog!

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