Tuesday, 13 December 2016

The Ian Walton Gallery, Farndon, Cheshire

The Ian Walton Gallery
65 High street, FARNDON, Cheshire  CH3 6PT

Very pleased to be showing a selection of my work in this unpretentious new gallery just outside Chester.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Helfa Gelf Art Trail 2016

It's that time of year again, if it's September it must be the Helfa Gelf Art Trail!

For the last three weekends in September (excluding Fridays) I will be participating in the Helfa Gelf open studios event. Plenty to see, lots of new originals and limited edition prints on show for the very first time.

September 2016 opening times
11am - 5pm
10th - 11th, 17th - 18st & 24th - 25th

Thursday, 28 July 2016

The Gallery at Number 3, Ellesmere

It was good to meet up with Sandra and Lynn from The Gallery at Number 3 today.
A great new gallery in Ellesmere, Shropshire, showing some stunning work. Well worth a visit

Looking forward to working with them over the coming months.

The Gallery at Number 3,
3 St. John's Hill,
SY12 0EY 
https://www.facebook.com/thegalleryatnumber3/ …

Friday, 1 July 2016

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Flintshire Visual Arts & Crafts Network

Dry stone wall  Pastel/Ink

Flintshire Visual Arts & Crafts Network
Summer 2016

The FVCAN Summer Exhibition is being held at Oriel Bodfari from 30th June to 31st July.

The exhibition will include painting, ceramics, jewellery and other crafts.

Opening times
10.30am - 4.30pm
Sundays 12 - 4.30pm
Closed Wednesdays

Oriel Gallery
Old Road
LL16 4DN


Friday, 24 June 2016

North Wales Open art exhibition 2016

North Wales Open 2016

25 June - 26 August 2016

Two paintings delivered and accepted!
This large annual exhibition is open to artists from Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham and features over 120 works across all three of the theatre’s galleries. The show includes drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media and photography by both professional and amateur artists.
Theatr Clwyd, Mold Flintshire CH7 1YA
Crib Goch, Pastel/Ink

Cwm yr Allt Lwyd, Pastel/Ink

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Ucheldre Centre, The North Wales Society of Fine Art, 2016

The North Wales Society of Fine Art
Annual Exhibition
Ucheldre is delighted to host an exhibition of selected work by members of The North Wales Society of Fine Art (NWSFA). 

Blue door, Porth Nobla  Pastel  17" x  36"

Pebbles  Pastel  17" x 20"

Established to promote botanical artwork across Wales and NW England, its membership now features many other award-winning fine art professionals, as well as Society of Botanical artists, and  Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medallists.  Consequently, the subject matter varies from botanical, landscape, portrait and wildlife art in oil, acrylic and watercolour paints, ink and pastels, to textile artwork and sculpture.

A prize is awarded to the artists whose work is voted for by visitors to the exhibition; come and cast your vote!


Free Admission
All welcome - Exhibition runs until Wednesday 13 July

Ucheldre Centre, Millbank, Holyhead, Anglesey LL65 1TE   01407 763361


Sunday, 1 May 2016

Annual art exhibition at St. Mary's Church, Mold

Art Exhibition 
St. Mary's Church, MOLD, Flintshire, N. Wales
2 - 5 May 

Old gate - Cwm SilynWatercolour/Ink/Pastel, 27" x 17"

Saturday, 9 April 2016

They're taking my forest away

The Forestry Commission has been responsible for forestry in Wales since 1919 due to the depletion of the forests after the First World War. The purpose of the Commission evolved to include scientific research and recreation, with outdoor activities being promoted and at the same time protecting and improving biodiversity across Britain's forests. In Wales things changed in 2013 as a number of agencies merged taking our forests under the umbrella of Natural Resources Wales.

Over the years the Commission has received criticism for its reliance on conifers, particularly the uniform appearance of conifer forests and concerns over a lack of biodiversity. The Commission bought large amounts of former agricultural land, eventually becoming the largest land owner in Britain.

My painting at the top was referred to in a blog I posted during a very hot June 2013.
"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 picture was mostly painted on site, using watercolour as an undercoat, then pastel directly on top. The conditions were windless and still, a peaceful setting where I was able to concentrate on the dappled light and the rows of regimented trees. A great place to paint, it had atmosphere.

The photograph below the painting was taken a few days ago, the landscape has changed, they're taking my forest away. A lot of us were not happy when the alien invaders colonised the moors and mountains but I now lament their passing.

Friday, 4 March 2016

North Wales Open Studios Network 12 March – 24 April

Cae'r Gors, Rhosgadfan (Pastel and Ink on board), see my blog 15/8/2012 

Cedryn panorama (Pastel on board)

Cedryn panorama Pastel on board
My first painting of Cedryn was over 20 years ago. Remote and isolated at the end of a valley with dark mountains as neighbours. Cedryn was abandoned many years ago.
This painting is also available as a limited edition print.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

FVACN Exhibition at Clwyd Theatr Cymru

Offa's Dyke Path (Llanferres)  Pastel/Watercolour on board

My painting, Offa's Dyke Path (Llanferres), will be on display along with work by other members of the Flintshire Visual Arts and Crafts Network at Clwyd Theatr Cymru from Monday 15th February to 5th March.