Saturday, 10 May 2014

Today at Caistor

'Hestia 2'
50cm x 65cm
charcoal and pastel on scored paper

I've spent another really nice Saturday at Caistor meeting more interesting people and managing to get started on 'Hestia 2'. I chose the image 'Hestia' to work from as it's a tried and tested one and I've wanted for a long time to make another version, so today was an ideal opportunity. I worked  on it further when I arrived back home and have got thus far. It's not completely resolved but not too far off. Below is the original version .

Friday, 9 May 2014

Next body of work

oil paint and charcoal on board
60cm x 60cm

This is the first piece of my next body of work. I began making it a while back whilst working on my mosaic drawings. It's for the exhibition in September titled 'Aspects of the Feminine', an intriguing subject and one I'm going to enjoy working with. I'm exploring the use of oil paint and charcoal together. They're my two all time favourite media so I'm finding the process very exciting! 
I'm at Caistor tomorrow making a drawing in the gallery (and probably doing alot of chatting!) And then Monday we're off to our house in Spain for a few days, spending time with family and carrying out the usual annual maintenance (that's the down side!)  Hopefully though, there won't be too much to do when we get there :)

Thursday, 8 May 2014

I'll be at Caistor Saturday

charcoal on scored and cut paper
30cm x 30cm

I'm back in the gallery at the Arts and Heritage Centre, Plough Hill, Caistor on Saturday. I shall be there between 10.30am - 2.30pm to meet and greet visitors. I look forward to meeting all those that can get there :) 

Sunday, 4 May 2014

'Meet the Artist' at Caistor

I've had a very eventful week all round including being interviewed on the radio! I was asked on to talk about my exhibition at Caistor and the 'Meet the Artist' day which was held yesterday. It was a very enjoyable day. I met lots of interesting people who were intrigued by my work and asked me lots of questions and I have to say I had some great feedback. In fact if you go to this link:  you will be able to read a review of the show. 
My thanks to Sheila and her team at the Centre for their help and assistance in organising and hanging the exhibition. And my thanks to everyone who came along yesterday to 'Meet the Artist'. There's still plenty of time to get to the exhibition as it runs until 1st June. 
Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre
28 Plough Hill
Tel: 01472 851605
The gallery is occasionally used for meetings so if you are coming from a long way it's best to telephone first on the above number.