Yellow Iris

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Yelbow Iris, acrylic inks, 51x64cm framed size; £POA

On show at Insight 2017, the flagship exhibition of Open Studios. Last weekend of opening at New Greenham Arts, Newbury, 11-5pm daily.

The lie of the land

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Lancashire Patchwork I, acrylic ink and pastels, 2017 (SOLD)

Such a good feeling – when something in a scene makes you want to paint, and then someone else gets it enough to want to buy it.

This was the first iteration of a view in Lancashire that I have since painted in acrylics –  Lancashire Patchwork II. That version is currently on show at Sandham Memorial Chapel with Open Studios. This one has gone to a new home.

 

A room with a view

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This should have been a something inspired by Morandi, the given theme of the roving sketchbook in the Cover2Cover initiative (Open Studios2017) currently in my possession. But I have just had a weekend in Lancashire and my visual thoughts are with bare trees and wintry landscapes, not the toned back paintings of pottery. I then thought I could reference Ben Nicholson with a landscape seen through a row of pots, but the view from my window (now just a digital photograph) felt more compelling.

It’s just a sketch – using acrylics and pastels on tinted paper –  but there’s the beginnings of a bigger piece lurking in there. Once Signor Morandi has moved on.