Sunday, 22 September 2013

New Artwork

Latest piece
As promised there is a first look at my sketching for my next bigger artwork. I'm not sure what the title will be as yet. Just a few lines at the moment and this scan is cropped so it is quite a bit bigger. I will post regular updates as it unfolds :)
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   Untitled WIP

Saturday, 21 September 2013

On the Drawing Board

More Adventures in Wonderland
I finished my second piece for "Alice in Wonderland" which opens in October. The exhibition will also be online so I promise to post all the works that our artists have been working on here too- can't wait to share with you. This is my White Rabbit piece. I thought a Caterpillar might emerge but I'm having a little break to start on other projects now, maybe I will return to this "series" soon.

How Long is Forever ? Ink on Illustration Board (Framed) 

Next on the Drawing Board 
I'm starting to work on some pieces for 2 shows in November at Swoon Gallery, California and a return to Gallery Heinzel for the mixed winter exhibition. I have been sketching a cute little Warbler today which is almost ready for ink and also a much larger "maiden" piece, I'm not sure who she is yet but I will try to post some of the sketches as I go along. The Swoon show will focus on traditional drawing and one of the pieces will be in Graphite, so I'm looking forward to the challenge- It will be a huge temptation to ink up the drawing I'm sure.

The wonderful L'innamorato Exhibition opened in Indiana last night. Congratulations to all the artists involved, it was so exciting to see the work revealed. I am very pleased to be a part of this.
One of my overseas friends was on hand to take some pics (the wonder of the internet), so here is my "Drawing Down the Moon" which I shared progress of here- all framed up at PottersWife Gallery.

 Drawing Down the Moon- Ink & Gold Leaf on Illustration Board (Framed) 
The online store for this exhibition is now open here-

Monday, 16 September 2013

Exhibition News & New Works

I haven't had a chance to write for a while due to preparing for a few exhibitions this month. I've been doing a little drawing in between labeling and packing & trips to the framers. Here is a little round up for you of what's new

Starlight & Moonlight
As promised I drew 2 more pieces in this mini series, they are now at The Milton Gallery, Crathes for their new exhibition "The Dancing Light" during September & October



One of my main exhibitions of the year is now on at Aberdeen Waldorf School for NEOS 2013 (North East Open Studios). The venue is exhibiting over 30 local artists and makers this week and is always well worth a visit if you are in the area. Dates are 14th-22nd September- 10am- 5pm Daily. Fresh off the drawing board today is a small Goldcrest which will be flying off to join the show on Wednesday.

"All That Glitters"

Opening this week also are two international shows- The very first Bad Apples Artist Collective exhibition opened on the 14th at Sonelab Studios, Massachusetts to coincide with the release of Issue 7 of "Meat for Tea- Bone". Sending a big thank you to our curator HeatherRose and Meat for Tea creator & editor Elizabeth McDuffie. The 2 pieces I have in the show were featured on both the poster and the cover of the mag (my first ever cover feature, so exciting !!). Sales inquiries can be made to- 

L'innamorato starts on the 20th September at the Potterswife Gallery, Indiana. We have had months of sneak peeps, artists interviews and shared inspirations, so I cannot wait to see the show revealed with such an exciting line-up selected by Dan Hudson & Aunia Kahn, very happy to be part of this. Do check out the website for the big launch this Friday.

The main new piece I have been working on lately is for the second Bad Apples "Live" Show "Alice in Wonderland" in October. She has been a little while in the making but I'm finally finished. It is an honour to be hosting this show in Aberdeen, Scotland and I will be sure to share with you when it opens on the 5th of October. If you are in the area please come along to St Peters Heritage Hall, Peterculter, Aberdeen, We will be open to the public every weekend in October Sat & Sun 2pm-4pm and by appointment viewings, just email me on if you would like to arrange this (appointments continue until January 2014). 
I have revisited the theme of Wonderland many times over the years. It was so much fun to take a trip down the rabbit hole again. This time I have gone for a very soft and romantic vision of Alice. Now I have ideas to tackle The Caterpillar & White Rabbit in this style, so stay tuned. 
Here is my first new Alice piece-