Friday, 30 August 2013

Finally, The Stockport Express have put an article in the paper this week about the SKarts Exhibition at the Stockport art gallery, it finishes on Saturday !
This particular show has been running for a month, over the summer, the gallery was not listed in any of the places to visit during the school holidays, and considering the fragile state of keeping the gallery open, its quite amazing that it isn't promoted, this is our local gallery for local people it needs to be appreciated by the local council and not ignored .

Sunday, 25 August 2013

This is my latest painting
The crowd at County
 18"x14" acrylic on canvas.
I had the idea of painting a crowd scene a while ago, I used to go and watch Stockport County many years ago, my friend lived on Hardcastle road, so it was no effort to nip in and watch a match .Over the years I have followed their ups and downs, and more recently my son has had the chance to play there and be ball boy as part of his football club, they have had Jim Gannon taking many of their training sessions.
Chatting to my dad about what I was painting, he came across some negatives taken in 1975 when George Best played for them , I have picked a couple of the advertising hordings from then, 'Greeneys cut price wallpapers' and 'Gordon Ford Stockport' which a few may remember. There was also an advert for Hollygate motor show on Chestergate and some heavy engineering specialist, as you can imagine it was quite difficult to pick out some of the words etc without having the benefit of a print and the fact it had been taken 30 odd years ago.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

These are the two paintings in Stockport Art Gallery at the moment, only 1 week left if you have time for a visit, well worth it there are some fantastic works in there.

Friday, 23 August 2013

One of things that keep me busy is my love of cake decorating, this is my latest cake for my daughters birthday, she has just returned from a trip to Amsterdam, this was waiting for her when she got back.
I decorate them mainly for family and friends, and look forward to any special events when I can get the fondant out .I'm pretty pleased with my little Delft plaque on this one.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

I had a brief visit to Leeds recently having never been before, I have to say I was pretty impressed with the shopping area.
I felt like a proper tourist taking pics of the old arcade, it was beautiful, the time and effort that was taken in the old days was incredible ,and creates the most amazing architecture that lasts, it was quite interesting to see how they united the old and new, ...not bad, give me the old any day.
I shall certainly go back and have a better look around .
The Cherry Bakewell Martini at the Alchemist was  a great way to finish the day.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Well, I'm nearly finished, just a little something for the Stockport County fans out there.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

This is the start of my latest painting, a couple of months in and its nearly finished,

Thursday, 1 August 2013

I have been back to the Gallery today with my other sister this time, having a chat with the girls on the desk, it would appear that it has been pretty busy, not seen any info in the local papers yet which was a bit disappointing .It was good to see some of the work has also been sold, fingers crossed someone fancy's one of my pieces on their wall.