Three trees on a tree

I’ve just finished framing up this custom order so a quick pic before they get collected. ⁠Thought I’d take these outdoors with a backdrop of the field opposite the studio but it was getting darker and more blustery so settled on this arrangment which was quicker to set up than the arrangement on the fence…

Not at the studio

I’ve been meaning to order some new greetings cards for the studio for a while and I was thinking about doing some new designs. This one might be a candidate, taken this afternoon in the garden. I was intending to do a more posed portrait of forget-me-not against the window in the same style as…

First contact

The new piece is moving on and today—after what seems like an age of cutting strips and re-arranging them, painting some new abstracts as source material, and prepping the board—I’ve finally started sticking down. This one’s going to have a thin black wedge cutting across the work, as can be seen. It might have two…

Stripes and shadows

We’ve had a glorious few days up at the studio this last week, particularly in the afternoon when the sun comes around to the front of the building and streams in. This is a new stripey layout coming together although I’m not too sure about the indigo blue additions. It needs some contrasting elements, and…

New collaborative project underway

Fellow artist Anne Guest and I collaborate on photography based projects together. In theory this is an ongoing process; in practice we usually cobble something together when there’s a deadline looming… In 2019 we were fortunate to have a body of work displayed in the Elysium Gallery as part of the ESPY Photographic Awards and…

New work from the studio

I’ve printed out and hung a couple of new prints on the studio wall today. Top one is a crop of a Reconstructed Nature print taken last autumn, the bottom one is a brand spanking new shot of a couple of intertwined allium seed heads. On my table in the background is the very early…

Gallery ready to open

Spent the day at the studio getting ready to open on Tuesday. The gallery wall is all ready and the studio is looking a bit tidier too. Still some jobs to do though, so looking forward to getting those out of the way and then I can make some more work.

Poster frames

We’ve got some new poster frames up on the outside of the building. When we’re open we often hang work up outside but that’s obviously weather dependent – these should be a bit more hardy. It’s added publicity for each of us and we can swap over the contents on a regular basis to keep…