Open Arts: What a Scorcher!

Wasn’t it just?  Fabulous weather over the Bank Holiday weekend and a thoroughly successful show at Spring Bank Arts Centre in New Mills. We had a steady stream of visitors over the three days and a wide variety of artists and makers for them to meet and talk to about their work. The raffle andContinue reading “Open Arts: What a Scorcher!”

Preparing for Derbyshire Open Arts

I am in the throes of preparing for Derbyshire Open Arts which is happening this bank holiday weekend.  There are 6 new paintings upstairs laid out in my studio, with the varnish drying and I’m about to measure out a 9ft x 6ft space on the floor of my living room so I can planContinue reading “Preparing for Derbyshire Open Arts”

Artist and Designer Fair

This weekend I’m off to the Artist and Designer Fair being held at the Pavilion Gardens Marquee in Buxton.  The Pavilion runs a huge number of events each year including food and drink , arts and crafts, antiques, and garden events. This is one of a regular series of art events in the calendar andContinue reading “Artist and Designer Fair”

Afternoon pastels

I’ve been experimenting with working with pastels recently.   Getting used to the properties and techniques.  Here’s a colour study of some silver birch trees on Curbar Gap during winter. Dry pastel on cool blue grey paper 160g 30cmx22cm.  This is going to sit for a while now while I evaluate it.  I’ll be lookingContinue reading “Afternoon pastels”

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