A lovely surprise at the Private View – Sold!

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It was a great surprise to go back to the Summer Exhibition with the family a few days ago and to see a red dot by my painting, especially as it was sold before the exhibition had even opened to the public. I was also very pleased to see so many red dots on my neighbours’ paintings – congrats, everyone!

The exhibition runs from 21/6 until 21/8:-  more information about the Summer Exhibition

Varnishing Day at the RA Summer Exhibition

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It was quite special to be able to attend ‘Varnishing Day’ at the Royal Academy recently. Starting with a walk over to St James’ Piccadilly for a ‘Service for Artists’, then back for a reception and a first look at our paintings on the wall. My landscape is in room V11 and the room has been curated beautifully (we all agreed) by Farshid Moussavi RA.

 

Here’s a link to a video of it:-   .a short walk-through room V11 at the Summer Exhibition

Artists’ Open House May 2022 – video link

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I was so busy getting ready for the Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House this year that I forgot to post details in advance. Thanks so much to all the lovely visitors and customers. It was so good to meet people and to be able to open the studio again after such a long gap.

If you missed it, here’s a link to a video of a short walk-through the exhibition:- Artists’ Open House video May 2022 – Studio SE22

RA Summer Exhibition – shortlisted!!

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I’m still in a state of shock and surprise to hear that ‘Bradwell from Tollesbury’ has been shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2022 – I had to read the email 3 times to make sure!

The painting is on canvas and is a mixed media landscape of Tollesbury salt marshes in Essex a weird and wonderful place, overlooking the river Blackwell estuary across to Bradwell sands and the decommissioned power station and is one of a series I’ve made of the area.

Painting selected for Jackson’s Painting Prize longlist – please vote!

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My watercolour and mixed media painting of ‘The Crown and Greyhound’ pub in Dulwich has been longlisted for Jackson’s Painting Prize, and they have a ‘People’s Vote’ where you can vote for your favourite paintings (and have a chance to win £150 art materials, too). If you’d like to vote for it, the link is here – thanks –     Jackson’s Painting Prize – vote here

 

RI Watercolours 2022- ‘Welcome to Peckham’ shortlisted

Happy to hear that my mixed media painting of ‘The Prince of Peckham’ pub has been shortlisted for the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours 2022 exhibition.

It’s one of a series of my ‘local landmark’ paintings – I love the cheerful ‘welcome’ greeting on the side of their wall.  It was painted on textured watercolour paper then sanded down

in places to enhance the textures of the walls.

watercolour painting of spiral staircase and palm trees

‘The Staircase’ will be at the Mall Galleries, London from May 20 th – 29th

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watercolour painting of spiral staircase and palm trees
The Staircase – watercolour painting

It was a lovely surprise to have some good news recently – my painting of a spiral staircase has been selected for the RI Watercolour exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London. It’s so long since I’ve been to any exhibitions so it will be lovely to visit one and to also be a part of it. If you’d like to visit the exhibition, pre-booking will be required here:- https://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/your-visit/admission