Lots happening……

March 23, 2009

April is going to be quite a month for me with work showing in a variety of locations.

Firstly, new pieces will be showing at the Gallerytop ‘Survey’ Exhibition that runs from 4th April through until the beginning of May.  The Gallery is at Rowsley, just on the doorstep of Chatsworth, a beautiful location.


Red : Texas  oil on canvas  2009

The following Saturday I have a solo show opening at Derby City Art Gallery and Museum.  Remembered Landscapes.  There will be a number of pieces that have been completed over the past year and a half, all of which have their starting point in landscapes, but vary from fairly representational through to extremely abstract.  The exhibition involves the input of two different community groups, the Derwent Art Group from Chaddesden and Year 10 pupils from Sinfin Community High School in Derby.

Over the past fortnight I have spent time with both groups engaging them in discussion and written responses to the pieces that will be on show at the Museum. I was blown away by some of the responses – especially those of the pupils at Sinfin. Their responses are included in the interpretation for the exhibition, come along and have a look and a read.

I also appear in this months Derbyshire Life magazine as their featured artist, Ashley Franklin came along to my studio in late February to interview me and take a few photos.

April also sees the initial performance of Heather Duncan and Birdfood at the Bonnington Theatre in Nottingham.  Birdfood are a young Jazz group, made up of final year students from the Conservatoire in Birmingham, a few months ago their double bass player contacted me and asked if I would be interested in painting my responses to their music.  We’ve had a rehearsal and it went well.  Goodness knows how it will go on the night, but there isn’t a right way or a wrong way…. hopefully the audience will enjoy both the music and the art.


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