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The Beautiful is Always Bizarre. An intriguing title which encouraged me to apply for this exhibition. Glad to be part of  an interesting and different show at Cupola Gallery, Sheffield. Exhibition runs until 10th September.

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SIGNS OF LIFE ; although the event was only for two days it was a great success and perhaps we should consider bringing all the artists together again for a longer show. It’s hard work pulling things together for such a short time!

 

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So delighted to be exhibiting with such a splendid group of artists. Unfortunately only for two days in a ‘pop up’ exhibition space. I have long admired the work of Tom Wood and never dreamt that I would ever get to meet him —let alone exhibit alongside him. I consider myself to be very fortunate.

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THE PEOPLE SHOW
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA GALLERY
NEWCASTLE
FRIDAY 15TH JANUARY2016 TO
29TH JANUARY 2016'Grandma's Golden Hair mixed media on board 55cm x 33cm
GRANDMA’S GOLDEN HAIR
MONO

MONO

IMG_2732 copy_edited-1IMG_2744 copySome of my work at The Gallery at Woodend, Scarborough, MONO exhibition.

MONO

MONO mixed media on m.d.f. block 18x 12 x 4 cm

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an exploration of works using shades of one colour

THE GALLERY AT WOODEND, the CRESCENT, SCARBOROUGH YO11 2PW

26th September — 23rd. October 2015

with JANINE BALDWIN, ANGELA and DAVID CHALMERS, and RUTH MIEMCZYK

Pleased to report that this painting was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Open Exhibition at The Mall Galleries.

Grandma's Golden Hair  Unfortunately, another rejection !!!! But I was pleased to get to the second round of judging.

Looking at those who were selected I can understand the decision.

Some brilliant work there.

2 Bren Head 'GOLDEN CHILD' mixed media on board, 49cm x 38cm £800Open exhibitions tend to be a bit of a lottery !!!

I can’t understand why this one was rejected from Ferens Art Gallery (Open Exhibition) recently. I thought it was a reasonable effort and I usually do very well there.

It’s very disappointing, but something an artist has to learn to live with and keep on trying.

Steve latest

Steve latest

Same model —- different results. Steve is a regular model at life drawing class at Red Brick Mill, Batley. No matter how many times I paint him the results are always very different, but this is how I like to work. For me there is never a true likeness but always an ‘essence’ of Steve and his personality. I will very often work on these images for a considerable time in my studio when I return home so, imagination takes over and the marks on the canvas/ board become exaggerated and the features altered resulting in a very different ‘Steve’