27 October - 8 November 2020
'Response to Lockdown'
New Kent Art Gallery, 49A Albion Street,
Broadstairs, Kent CT10 1NE
This is an exhibition further exploring my love of metal leaf but it is also a reflection of how my artistic response changed during lockdown.
At the beginning of the year I was creating paintings of beautiful gilded horizons above multi coloured seas. However as Covid approached, the gilded horizons became emotionally obscured and panic superseded my creativity.
A few months into lockdown my creative energy returned and I had a vision of my artistic response to lockdown - my seas minus the gilded skies, but with gilded images of freedom, the freedom we were so badly missing. The ‘Flights of Freedom’ series was born.
It was only later that I realised that nearly all my symbols of freedom were animals. A testament to how the natural world began so miraculously to recover whilst all us unhelpful humans were locked away.
DUE TO COVID-19 THE DATES BELOW HAVE BEEN POSTPONED.
I WILL UPDATE THIS AS SOON AS I KNOW!
WAS DUE: 23 - 26 April 2020
Linden Hall Studio
32 St George's Road, Deal, Kent CT14 6BA
Private View: Friday 24 April, 6:00 - 8:00
Meet the Artist: Saturday 25 April, 2:00 - 4:00
You would be most welcome at either of these occasions!
During the past year I have fallen in love with metal leaf, gilding the canvas with bronze, aluminium, copper and even variegated leaf. Once sealed onto the canvas, the leaf provides a thrilling, glowing base for the paint as it glints between the brush marks. But the real glory is how the paint feels as it touches the leaf. The entrancing colours glide along as if painted on silk.
This Pop-Up exhibition is a celebration of the glories of metal and water
with sea-inspired paintings on metal leaf in a variety of themed colours.
WAS DUE: 22 July - 4 August 2020
Eight Squared Gallery
64 The Old High Street
Folkestone, Kent CT20 1RN
'The Colours of Expression'
Gallery One, The Horsebridge Arts Centre
Whitstable, Kent CT5 1AF, UK
5 - 16 December 2019
Colour - to what extent does it reflect and affect our mood? How do we respond to positive versus negative emotions? These themes are explored in this exhibition.
Colour is at the heart of this exhibition as it examines the extent to which colour reflects and affects our emotional life. Living on the English coast, I am fascinated by how often the sea reflects my mood back to me and so the exhibition includes a series of seascapes in expected and unexpected colours, reflecting different moods. From this develops an examination of our internal seascapes with colour-charged paintings exploring how we see ourselves.
The exhibition will also include the Colour Potential Card Deck.
Sat 7 Dec 2:30pm: An illustrated talk entitled ‘Emotion and the Baroque – an examination of the power of expression in Baroque art’. Free Admission.
Sat 14 Dec 2:30pm: A workshop exploring The Colour Potential Card Deck combining the power of colour with the power of positivity. Free Admission.