Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Sky over the Carneddau

Carneddau Sky (Pastel on Board)

Latest painting produced from sketches done during a day out on the Carneddau mountain range last March. This painting will be on view during the Helfa Gelf open studios weekends in September.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Open Studios (Helfa Gelf), 40 days and counting

Sheep in Winter (Pastel/Ink/Watercolour)

Now in its eighth year, this free annual event is spread right across North Wales with studios taking part in Gwynedd, Conwy, Flintshire, Denbighshire and Wrexham. It is a unique chance for visitors to peek behind the scenes, experience this normally hidden world and get to chat to the artists and crafts people about their creative process.
Every weekend this September, forge your own art trail around the area, calling in on painters, sculptors, photographers, jewellery makers, woodworkers, potters, textile workers, glass makers, basket weavers, printers, each one with a highly individual skill.
Seeing an artist in action, chatting over a cup tea amongst the paints, clay and saw-dust gives you a real insight into the artistic process. And with over 300 to choose from there’s definitely something for everyone.
Take this great opportunity to hunt down those undiscovered art treasures and see how they’re made – whether you are just curious about what artists and craftspeople do in their studios, or want to start your own collection of interesting artworks bought direct from the makers.

Starts Friday 6th September, 40 days and counting!

Monday, 22 July 2013

If you go down to the woods today . . .

Cool forest   (Pastel/Watercolour on board)

I can't stand the heat. I've been searching for shadows and I've discovered forests.

It's been difficult for me to work in these high temperatures and I do like to be comfortable when I'm working, but the forest was cool although the noise of buzzing flies was a bit of a distraction!

This painting will be on display along with other new pieces during the annual open studio event Helfa Gelf (Art Trail) during three weekends in September.

The best view in Denbigh?

Afternoon tea and a view to die for!
Eleven more paintings delivered to Castel House Bed & Breakfast in Denbigh.
On behalf of Make the most of more of my paintings are now displayed in the lounge, hall, dining room and guest rooms.