This bi-annual two week open studio event is one of the largest of its kind in the country bringing artists and visitors together in ways that are totally different from entering a public gallery. it’s as much about engagement between people as about people and art. the artists are happy to meet you and keen to talk to you about the extraordinary range of materials, skills and traditions that inform their work.
series worked on over the last year will be on show in my studio for the first time including ‘casbah’, ‘asana’ and ‘poolside’, original linocut collages. I will also be showing ink and chopstick drawings based on the iconic Dorset landscape together with paintings and drawings of the ever present rural pheasant who captured my heart and drawing materials over the winter.
I look forward to meeting visitors and hope the weather stays fine and dry but even if it pours with rain I’ll still be happy to see you!
catch up news:
in April I participated in an exhibition to raise funds for Syria Relief as part of the Creative Collective for Refugee Relief, an ongoing initiative aimed at getting food and medical aid to the worst hit areas in Syria. Do click on the links and make the most of the opportunity to buy artworks donated by artists with all the proceeds going straight to the people who need it most.
I was chosen for Painting of the Day by British Contemporary Painting on their Facebook page in February and recently selected by Unison Colour Soft Pastels to be included as a featured artist on their webpage. Later in the year I will be teaching Introductory Drawing at The New School of Art in Sussex.
look forward to meeting some of you between 28th May to the 12th June for Dorset Art Weeks!