Over 200 visitors at this years Open Studios

Over 200 visitors at this years Open Studios

Great turn out at this year's 'Digswell Arts' Open Studios so thanks so much to all our visitors. Well over 2oo people came along to see our work and helped us raise a mighty large sum for Isabel Hospice by buying tea and cake. Weather behaved itself and we had lots of fun meeting new people and catching up with friends and family. 

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Pop Up Gallery Event in Harpenden

Pop Up Gallery Event in Harpenden

The Very Silence

Introducing a new group of unique solar prints - i'll be showing these at a Pop Up Gallery event in Harpenden 9th - 14th May

Location - 8 Leighton Road, (opposite Waitrose) 

Times - 10 - 5 every day. Ends Saturday 14th at 5pm 

For this week only myself and Harpenden based artist Anna Perlin will be selling a range of recent and past work. 

Recording the landscape through the camera's eye is usually something I keep as a starting point only but these new Solar prints bring that passion to the centre stage. They also reveal an obsessive undertaking that has kept me busy over the past few months - namely the desire to explore methods of using the solar plate for multilayered prints. 

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Work in progress

Work in progress

Work in progress

Going back to Painting has proved to be a massive challenge, as well as immensely rewarding. Having spent many years developing my practice through printmaking the phrase 'working out of my comfort zone' is to put it mildly. However, there's no gain without pain and despite the challenges i'm loving the possibilities that are opening up by combining painting with printmaking.  

I'm currently working on a group of larger scale mixed media paintings on canvas inspired by drawings based on the 'Nostos' series of prints.

For these pieces I have been primarily exploring ways to produce larger scale multilayered mono print drawings which are then additionally painted into with oil paint after being applied to canvas. 

 

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Fine Art Printmakers

Fine Art Printmakers

'A Sheltered Place', Dry point and mono print. One of 7 works currently on show at Art Nest Gallery, Hitchin alongside a collection of Printmakers represented by the Gallery.

Super busy day today helping out at the Art Nest Gallery, hanging the new exhibition 'Fine Art Printmakers' which opens tomorrow. This show runs throughout February.  http://www.theartnest.com/artists/4582687588

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