Read about the things that inspire me and my passions . Share in my artistic journey.
A WORLD OF COLOUR
A World of Colour- I paint my unique view of what I see around me. I find endless inspiration from nature, stories, pattern and colour, Life Drawing and, of course, the work of great painters. The subjects I paint are, as you see , very diverse and I really enjoy this.
I am Chairman of Barnsley and District Art Society and one of my duties is to arrange a programme of demonstrations and workshops with professional artists (and talented amateurs!) This gives me a great excuse to visit exhibitions and open studios and try out new techniques in workshops, in order to make links with many artists. I recently tried my hand at encaustic art with Karen Davies. See above for my very first attempt!
I am also a member of the Northern Fringe Gallery collective of artists – it gives me great pleasure to discuss themes and ideas with other artists. We exhibit a couple of times a year. Our next one is at 35, Chapel Walk Gallery in Sheffield in March. The theme is very rich and thought-provoking – Great Yorkshire Writers. I can indulge my love of narrative painting to the full with this group.
Another one of my passions is Life Drawing – I try to go to my group each week. I never tire of painting and drawing the figure – I’ve been trying out some abstract approaches recently. ( See ‘Girl Sleeping ‘ above. )
I really enjoy making quick sketches in pencil, pen and watercolour en plein air , on the spot, so to speak. So I try to get out with Urban Sketchers Yorkshire whenever I can. To ‘ record the world one sketch at a time ‘ as they say .
As you can see, painting and drawing is my life. Have a look at my blog for more insights into what I do. I hope you enjoy sharing my artistic journey through life.
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“The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to ” Frida Kahlo