Just sent these beauts off to their human in Cornwall (hence the sandy background). These doggies have been lovingly painted in gouache and, fortunately, the owner was very pleased. Always a tentative moment! If you would like your furry friends painted, or would like to commission for a gift, please enquire within. Thank you.
Once again, I am delighted to be taking part in the next Art & Craft Fair in the iconic Old Co-op building in Todmorden. Looking forward to seeing the talented work for sale by arts and crafters and hopefully meet some new folk along the way. If you are out and about, please come and say hello. The Old Co-op is on the Rochdale Road, Todmorden. 11th and 12th August. 10 am to 4 pm both days. See you there!
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This is a quick announcement to say that, weather permitting (the wonderful sunny weather we have been having has given in to overcast cloud, but it isn't raining....yet!), there will be an Art & Craft sale in Cornholme today, outside at the Hombird Vintage Tea Room. Please check out the poster for details. There is some fantastic stuff on sale and all of it at affordable prices.
Hello everyone!! As the exhibition of work I have at Legacy Arts Gallery comes to a close, it is time to announce another exhibition! And it is only next door to Legacy Arts at the Todmorden Information Centre!
Firstly, I want to thank Legacy Arts for having me, it is a beautiful gallery/shop to go and visit. There is an eclectic mix of artwork by many talented artists and it is worth a visit and browse and look. Stella, the owner, is really friendly and affable and since she too is an artist, doubles up the space as a studio.
I have chosen to show my work at Todmorden Information Centre because Tod has been my muse for a while now and has inspired me to capture it in such a way that brings out a quality and character about the place. It is not only a beautiful market town to come and visit, but it is full of personality and charisma. If you haven't been to Todmorden - and it is a great place to holiday - then I urge you to come and say hello, visit the quirky shops and take in the dramatic vista. Make sure you pop in to Tod Info Centre to get some maps and postcards, and, maybe buy some quirky artwork as a souvenir or gift.
The above painting is of the Old Co-op in Tod and will be in the exhibition.
Hello everyone! Hope you are enjoying the summer sunshine. I'm feeling particularly blessed at the moment living in our stunning Yorkshire hills and cloughs with the sunlight dappling through the trees and the running water giving a cooling fresh effect. I could stay out all day, walking with Hector, but work beckons and work I must!
Work wise, this week, I am continuing on the Todmorden project and have painted a few quirky buildings on watercolour paper 300 gsm and acid free, that will be going up at Legacy Arts Gallery in Todmorden. I shall be swapping the colourful Catrina paintings, now that the Pushing Up Daisies festival is over, for the Todmorden project. If you can't make it to the gallery, you can buy the work here on my Shop. Or, perhaps you would like to have your own or a relatives quirky building painted as a lovely gift/affordable artwork for your walls. If you do, enquire within, it would be lovely to hear from you.
I have been musing over death for the last two or three weeks recently. It all started when I was asked to show my work at Legacy Arts Gallery in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, for the month of May to coincide with the Pushing Up Daisies Festival, 12th- 19th May, a very successful festival on the subject of death and dying with over 70 events happening around town.Read More