Exhibitions 2018

 

Following a full-on year of non-stop workshops and exhibitions throughout 2017, including my usual French painting holiday with Manzac in the Pyrenees then a trip to Jersey to the Jersey Art Group, this year looks no quieter. Fortunately for me, I enjoy visiting new places and re-visiting groups when invited, juggling my calendar between these activities and exhibiting my new works. I never tire of any of these things, which I regard as a very important part of my personal development – I see it all as a two-way process, getting to meet a lot of very interesting and creative people in the process is totally enriching.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR 2018

EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE………….

 

I'm currently exhibiting in the Babylon Gallery, Ely, again, and this time I won an Award - the Daniel Smith Award for 'Best Use of Colour' in the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists' show.

Fruit & Flowers, Watercolour, 50x50cm) [above] that won the award

 

 

Autumn with pots, Ink+Watercolour

 

 

St Paul's from South Bank, 70x70cm 3D ink/watercolour

My work is constantly evolving and these exhibitions showcases some of my new 3D works on paper – the direction each piece takes depending upon many things. My library of sketchbooks provides the backbone for my work, although perversely the less information the sketches contain, the greater the freedom for development.

The end result may be quite minimalist, although the exploration of an idea can take quite some time. The thought process, experimenting with tools and materials and repeat exercises, are all part of the journey. Usually there is no definitive plan – no set structured or imagined end – it is an organic process. In this particular series I have actively encouraged my images to ‘break out’ from formal constraints and once completed, they continue to evolve beyond my control with the passage of time. Light and the shadows created by the three dimensional effects, form ethereal drawn lines quite independent of me.
 

 


             
                             

 

 


Windswept
3D Line & wash collage
50x50cm
£345

 


Venice under reconstruction
3D Line & Wash
50x50cm,
£345

 Boxed Melon
3D Watercolour line & wash,
50x50cm
£345

 

 

 

About the Society of Graphic Fine Art


The Society was founded in 1919 with origins in the etching class of the London Central School of Arts and Crafts.
Responding to the rise of Modernism, it was founded to proclaim the value of good draughtsmanship.


The inaugural exhibition was held in 1921 and the Society gained general recognition when Sir Frank Branwyn became the first President. Today it is a national Society with over 100 elected members all over the UK. They are professional artists from all areas of the art world and the Society remains proudly unique in promoting the work of
artists who encompass a wealth of traditional and modern drawing skills.

The events calendar culminates in an Open Exhibition that celebrates the drawing skills of both members and selected non-members. The Society exists to promote fine drawing skills whether with brush, pen, charcoal, conte or any of the forms of original printmaking.

 

EARLIER EXHIBITIONS

 

2009 - SGFA (Society of Graphic Fine Art) Menier Gallery, London

2010- SGFA (Society of Graphic Fine Art) Menier Gallery, London

2011 - Solo show at Galerie Expo Gare, Lamalou-les-Bains, Languedoc, France

2012- SGFA (Society of Graphic Fine Art) Menier Gallery, London

2014 SGFA (Society of Graphic Fine Art) 'Hand drawn 14', Barbican Library, London

 

 
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