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Open Studios & Exhibitions

I signed up for Open Studios in Hertfordshire back in April for 3 weekends in September this year, and that seemed a long time in the future then. I need not worry about producing new work to order as there would be plenty of time in the summer months for work to...

Busy months ahead!

Busy months ahead!

Half way through August and starting to realise a few deadlines are approaching fast for the Open Exhibtions that are of interest to me. They all start to happen during the last few months of the year and the submission dates pile up and it becomes a bit of a...

Halfway through the Art Year!

Yes, we have just passed the longest day and I have become acutely aware that not a lot of studio painting has been accomplished to date. As much as I would like to aspire to spending a little time in the studio every day for at least some time, domestic life seems to...

Welcome to the new website!

Welcome to the new website!

Having struggled a bit over the last few years to re-configure the older site, I have had the assistance of a great new website designer based here in St Albans called Ralph Bartholomew of St Albans Web Design. www.stalbanswebdesign.com We have drawn up a wish list...

Thinking ahead for 2017

Thinking ahead for 2017

Having struggled a bit over the last few years to re-configure the older site, I have had the assistance of a great new website designer based here in St Albans called Ralph Bartholomew of St Albans Web Design. www.stalbanswebdesign.com We have drawn up a wish list...

Another year GONE!!

Another year GONE!!

My last post was for activity up to the end of last year, and there has been a considerable gap in the blog writing until now. It is certainly time to remedy that and publish some thoughts and accounts of my activity this year so far! The only painting that I was able...

My creative Summertime

My creative Summertime

Just heard this month that one of my submissions to the Royal Institute of Oil Painters has been accepted and it will be on show at the Mall Galleries from 30 November to 11th December. This painting is an abstract, but based on a particular part of Walberswick in...

Making painting work

Making painting work

My first invitation to work and show at the Childwickbury Art Fair was a great success and an occasion that I really enjoyed being part of. Most visitors showed a lot of interest in my work and engaged in very interesting discussions about my way of painting. Two of...