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Featured on COAX publicity

I’m delighted to learn that my image has also been chosen for COAX printed materials. Here’s a detail of my painting ‘one in four’ looking great on an official poster (with thanks to Andrew Oliver the COAX designer.)

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COAX exhibition in 1 month

Cambridge Open Art Exhibition (COAX) 2018 will be taking place at Swavesey College this year. With one month to go the brochure is now available – you can take a look online here.

There will be refreshments available throughout (raising money for charity) and hundreds of art works to view, including 3 of mine… one of which I’m delighted to notice has made the front cover of the brochure!

Exhibition Dates:
Preview Friday 12th Oct 6.30-9pm
Saturday 13th Oct 10am-5pm
Sunday 14th Oct 10am-4pm
at Swavesey Village College CB24 4RS

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Changing displays

And for the next couple of weeks at the Oxfam Bookshop Huntingdon this is the work that’ll be brightening up the High Street.

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Now showing at: Oxfam in Huntingdon

Following my participation in Cambridge Open Studios I’m delighted to have been invited to take over the window display of the fantastic Oxfam bookshop in Huntingdon high street.

Currently showing is my red circle grid (water colour and emulsion paint on canvas, 1m x 1m) and some framed etchings.

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COS exhibition snap shots

It was a great experience showing my work from home as part of Cambridge Open Studios this July, and having had the chance to visit and get to know so many other local artists too! Here are some views of my rooms.

Preparation stacking up

I’m enjoying reviewing my work and deciding on what to hang for my Cambridge Open Studios weekend in just over a month. I’m really looking forward to when I can finally start hanging the exhibition and arranging rooms with plenty of extra work for visitors to rifle through… In the meantime it’s tricky to find space to make new work with pieces stacking up while I’m deciding whether and how best to show them.

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Cambridge Open Studios

I’m working hard in the background preparing to take part in Cambridge Open Studios for the first time.

As a new COS member I’ve already met fantastically supportive, friendly, and talented local artists who I would never have encountered otherwise. I’m both anxious and excited about opening my own doors to the public and looking forward to a July full of conversation and creativity, both by receiving visitors and getting out to see as many other local artists as possible.

As well as my open studios dates (week 3, the 21st and 22nd of July) I’ll be found promoting COS and showing work at preliminary events: the Cambridge Town and Country Show (9-10 June), and outside Cambridge’s Guildhall (16th and 23rd of June).

You can find out more about all the fantastic local artists taking part in COS this July here.

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Triptychs

After working on Winter Light 1, 2 and 3 which are designed to be shown together or separately I developed some pieces specifically as triptychs. I am also planning a much larger series of pieces that can work in combination or individually, as well as some larger landscape format paintings, but in the meantime I’m enjoying the quiet strength in the number three.

These paintings continue to explore mark making directly onto hand stretched raw canvas by dripping and/or painting and/or scraping emulsion paints. Each triptych consists of three canvases that are 41 cm wide by 31 cm high.

Winter Light 4

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Grey flow

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Red Orange Rhythm

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Spot the difference

As I’ve written before it’s often tricky to know when something is ‘finished’. For a while I’ve felt there was something not yet right about this circle grid; I think it finally feels resolved now.

Making it personal

I really enjoy making pieces with people or places in mind. This pair will be going to Manpreet and Ashley in January. Best shown together they could also be hung separately.

In this work I’m continuing to explore working directly onto untreated fabric. I’ve chosen to stretch coloured cotton so that the canvas is more obviously a part of, rather than read as ‘only’ a support/background to, the painting. Each painting is 33cm x 22 cm.

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