Sold recently to a collector in London, this collage is composed of fragments of some of my old paintings and tiny slivers of some of my digital prints and photographs of the cities, some of which I used as image transfers onto textured gesso to recreate the crumbling facades of many of the buildings in both Venice and Havana.
It’s great to be able to re-use parts of some of the painting experiments I’ve done and stored for a rainy day!
It was lovely to meet the other artists who are exhibiting at the Mall Galleries yesterday, and to see all their very impressive work. I was delighted to see my painting in a great position in the main gallery.
The curation of the show is really well is really good and must have taken a long time to plan. Many thanks to all involved for all their hard work! The exhibition is on from 6-21 April.
Very pleased to hear that ‘Miss Havisham’s Dress’ (watercolour, ink + gesso) has been pre-selected by the R.I. (Royal Institute of painters in watercolour) for their forthcoming show at the Mall Galleries, London.
I’m taking part in the Art Trail which is part of #DulwichFestival this weekend 2-3 Dec in a group show at 133 Lordship Lane East Dulwich London SE22 – showing some of my smaller dress paintings and also selling vintage printed scarves at stocking filler prices – There will also be fine art photography, prints, hand crafted gifts, cards and lots more. Download the art trail here- www.dulwichfestival.co.uk
I had a lovely surprise when I noticed a red dot on my painting at the National Open art private view last night! The exhibition is very well curated, and spreads over several floors of the fabulous Bargehouse Oxo tower wharf.
Highlights of this free ten-day exhibition event include:
# Groundbreaking new artwork from the winners and shortlisted entrants of NOA’s 21st National Open Art Competition – a true reflection of the UK and Ireland’s top artistic talent – exhibited across nine main gallery spaces at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf.
# Works by Damien Hirst, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Cornelia Parker, Gavin Turk, Sir Peter Blake and 14 other internationally acclaimed artists, in the Turkish Tulips Exhibition Portfolio. Housed in the Tulip Gallery and curated by Young British Artist and NOA Vice-President Gavin Turk, this is a spectacle not to be missed.
# The House of Fairytales – a one-of-a-kind immersive experience for children and adults. They’ll be screening their award-winning documentary feature film, Most Likely to Succeed, about the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods on Saturday 25th November. And throughout Sunday 26th, children will be able to make their own film for the House of Fairytales cinema – just book a ticket on Eventbrite and drop in to enjoy this unique creative experience.With all this plus five artists in residence in the Open Art Studio and more attractions to be announced, this is sure to be one of the highlights of the year’s art events calendar.
Entry to the exhibition is free, so come and enjoy a wonderful array of creative and artistic inspiration from the 17 to 26 November at the Bargehouse in London’s Oxo Tower.
I have a selection of very affordable postcard sized framed original watercolour dress paintings for sale which is being constantly updated from now until mid December – worldwide shipping available . If you’d like to see images of what’s available at any time, just send me an email for more details.
I’m having a ‘good news for art week’ as I just heard that 2 of my large paintings of vintage dresses have been pre-selected for the Royal West of England Academy Open- fingers crossed for final judging!
The RWA is the UK’s only regional Royal Academy of Art and one of only five in total, alongside those in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and London.