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A Summer Art Fair, New Monoprints for Sale and Sketchbooks on Tour!

I’ve been invited to spend 3 days drawing with ink and chopsticks as part of the Chidwickbury Arts Fair! click on the photo below for all the details. it would be great to see you there in the grounds of the wonderful Chidwickbury Estate.  I’ve never participated in anything like this before and am looking forward to it.

  

I have some new summer monoprints for sale in my shop!

and finally, if you read my last blog post you’ll know that two of my sketchbooks were selected for Sketch 17 at the Rabley Drawing Centre in Wiltshire. This exhibition of 100 sketchbooks is now going on tour to the following venues:

22 July – 3 September 2017
Black Swan Arts, Frome
2 Bridge Street
Frome, BA11 1BB

9 September – 6 October 2017
Plymouth College of Art
Tavistock Place
Plymouth PL4 8AT

20 November – 15 December 2017
Peter Scott Gallery
Lancaster Arts
Great Hall Complex
Lancaster University LA1 4YW

Have a great summer!

Spring!

the tulips and hyacinths are up and about to flower, the evenings are lighter and although still chilly it’s warm when the sun comes out. to celebrate the arrival of spring  I’m offering free shipping on drawings in my shop! use the discount code SPRUNG at the checkout to take advantage of this. valid until 23/4/17.

enjoy the coming lighter, warmer days!

not moleskine

the end of year festivities and ringing in 2017  were all very sedate for me this year. after my last blog post I developed pneumonia and was poorly throughout the holiday period. happily,  family and friends took very good care of me and I’m grateful for that.  I’m fully recovered but my drawing mojo went walkabout which worried me. I needed to find a way back to regular studio practice.

being part of a large artist community on facebook meant I didn’t have to look too far for inspiration. a friend and marvellous artist François Dupuis posted a drawing every day last year drawn in a small moleskine notebook. our work is very different and my intention wasn’t to emulate but  it seemed a good way to get back into some drawing rhythm. little and often. and I had an empty  lined notebook “not moleskine” in the studio!

and gathering energy I now have a shop where some of my ink and chopstick drawings are available and can be bought directly.  I will be adding to and updating this regularly.

some drawings from ‘not moleskine’

 

time flies

I’ve had such a busy summer I’m practically tripping over myself as I realise it’s October already! playing with colour and texture,  marrying linocuts with paint, paper and ink. here is a selection of linocut prints from the last 3 months

I’ve been looking at composition, and making studies with ink, chalk and charcoal

I’ve done some painting too and this is my favourite from the summer’s easel

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exhibition news

I am part of an artists’ co-operative gallery in  Shoreditch, east London,  called Espacio and  am happy to be included in a group exhibition there showing some of my portraits.  it would be lovely to meet you at the preview Thursday, 3rd April 6 to 10,  or on Monday, 7th April when I will be in the gallery from 4 to 7. the exhibition is on until 8th April.

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