Monday, 20 June 2016

Heatons art trail

This coming weekend sees my first time exhibiting and selling at the Heatons art trail.
I'm now trying to get a bit organised for it as a weekend climbing Snowden has kept me quite busy.
A few pictures to frame and bits  and bobs to organise ,I have a new Stockport painting nearly finished, hopefully I'll have it completed I  time.
I will be at the Arc centre and Gallery in Reddish just on Greg st ,really easy to find, with a variety of other artists, there will be workshops running over the weekend that you can get involved in.
I was delighted to see my picture being used to advertise the event in this week's Stockport Express.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

All the fun of the fair

I've been working on some paintings on a large scale recently so decided it was time to do something smaller.
My latest piece is 12 x 9 and acrylic on board.
For those of you that are aware of my work, by now you will have noticed that I like colour.
What can be more colourful than a fairground.
We don't have them so much in Stockport these days, although I'm sure most of us went to Torkington  Park Fair at some point, and remember the fair at Hollywood park.
A bit of research and memories of being sick on my shoes coming of the Waltzers inspired me to do my latest painting.
I have been looking for the right frame, usually I keep away from swags and bows and anything frilly but I decided that this picture needed something like that.
After a visit to vintage shops in town I came across the perfect one, a little bit of bargaining and it was mine, all I needed to do was make a few tweaks and the job of framing was complete.
I hope you like what I did.

ps, if you are wondering why I have lettuce , I  share my studio with 2 Guinea pigs, Truffle and Clover