Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Latest news! Our most recent wildlife and landscape exhibition creations!

Superb collection of some of the most recent exhibition creations for our exhibition at the North York Moors Visitors Centre in April.

58 days until we 4 artists wildlife and landscape artists exhibit our collection of 30 works a piece for 19 days. 

The 'creative countdown' begins!

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Cheery about another cheerio!

Another lest the studio for good a little while ago. I'm delighted this outdoor pastel painted mainly with Unison pastels has gone to a good home! May it bring the new owner lots of joy as it brought for me and my students at Rydal Hall near Ambleside.

I'll be teaching there again very soon and in the Lake District during the coming months.

Here are some art holidays to come and join me in the studio and the great outdoors painting those fabulous lakes and mountains so beautifully intertwined in Cumbria.

I'll also be teaching further north in The Lake District also at Higham Hall near Keswick in the Western Fells. My next available art holiday with Higham Hall is featured here too.

All the others have filled so quickly and there are only a few remaining places on the rest! Fab news!

I'll be taking you all into the beautiful Newlands Valley to paint and draw when you stay with me at Higham Hall - it's going to be great! Really exciting and rewarding mixing studio with the great outdoors!

All art holidays with me can be found here (to include Spain!)

Remember, all the courses are now filling quickly (Spring must be in the air)! Pick up the phone and book your place!

I look forward to teaching you all very, very soon! 

Bring it on! 

Monday, 9 February 2015

Going, going....gone!

Another good start to the week!

Bright Autumn moor
Acrylic on boxed mdf. Deep black frame, white wooden slip.
20 x 20 inches

Sales at 'Headrow Gallery' in Alwoodley in Leeds since Christmas have been great! Nice and steady with the new work in...then out.

Delighted my work has gone to new homes and new clients and has been favoured by so many. 

Thank you Maxwell for you professionalism and pro active activities helping secure such good consistent sales.

Spring light - Thorpe, Upper Wharfedale, The Yorkshire Dales 
Pastel on 'Sait' P500 paper, wide flat oak frame, wooden slip, mounts and glazed.
19 x 18 inches

Thank you again for the deep black frames with wide white slip around my work, they look fantastic and are perfect adding the final perfect presentation to my contemporary North york Moors inspired landscape expressive acrylics.

Sun and Shadow, Crummock Water, Cumbria 
Pastel on 'Sait' P500 paper, narrow black frame, mounts and glazed.
15 x 10.5 inches

They will look superb on those smooth white walls in that fantastic prestigious exhibition space at 'Inspired by...Gallery' at the North York Moors Visitors Centre at Danby, near Whitby 16 April onwards.

Back to the studio...the show must go on as they say!

Forthcoming exhibition:
'All creations Great and Small'
The Moors National Park Centre
Lodge Lane
Whitby YO21 2NB
Tel: 01439 772737

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Perfect timing!

New exhibition posters arrived today for our exhibition and how good they look! Great to show 'a little something' of a great deal we will be showing in our exhibition.

We are all furiously working away! I for one have been adding some finishing touches to some black frames around my large acrylics (and small ones too) so everything looks nice and smart and perfect for  the show! 

Keep you postered! 

(Sorry, couldn't resist that one!).

Saturday, 7 February 2015

A great way to end the week....

'Nothing ventured nothing gained' as they say.

Well, everyone gains for the venture  of sending 2 of my charcoal paintings to 'Creative World' art trade fair this month in Frankfurt to be shown on the Nitram Charcoal stand. 

The reaction to my work was great, really great! I'm thrilled about that. It's a tough competitive market so to stand out from the crowd is a great boost.

I'll also delighted to report that the mixed media charcoal drawings (featured as shown) which were displayed on the Nitram stand at Frankfurt I'm told, could have sold time and time again. However the proud owner of both black and white drawings is the MD of the company himself no less - Jerzy Niedojadlo which he is pleased to add to his personal collection. 

Wind blown Pennine landscape
Black and white media with Nitram charcoal on watercolour paper
24 x 22 inches

High winds over Malham Cove. The Yorkshire Dales
Mixed black and white media with Nitram charcoal on paper
22 x 24 inches

Jerzy now has them in Canada in the perfect place in the Nitram office along side other great works of art within the 'Nitram hall of fame'.  

Nitram charcoal will be put to good use once more as I share this fantastic charcoal amongst my students on an expressive drawing art holiday at Higham Hall near Keswick within the Western Fells in Cumbria from 10-15 February helping their drawings skills develop.

I'm looking forward to teaching there (as always) and sharing with you what we do.

Watch this space!