I’m delighted to be exhibiting at Gallery Above and Beyond in Linton, Cambridgeshire again. I created a number of new works for the show and also included some recent pieces in the browser.
It was particularly exciting to arrive at the show for the private view and find a red dot already in situ. I have sold 3 more pieces since. All 4 are published on this page.
Blaze: The Attraction of Abstraction includes a number of my abstract artworks, as well as those created by a handful of other talented artists. The exhibition runs at Gallery Above until the 23rd September.
For those of you who aren’t able to visit, there’s a very short video documenting ‘my wall’ at the exhibition on Armadillo Central’s YouTube page. It’s not professionally filmed, just a little snapshot:
I really enjoyed creating the 8 interlinked abstract works entitled Concatenation (1-8) below. They’re original watercolours in Indian ink and white body colour on handmade Indian rag paper and measure 20x25cm framed (12x16cm unframed) each. This particular paper is generally rough and unruly. It won’t lie flat and the edges are wavy.
I divided the one large sheet into 8 panels, using heavy black ink, and then, using the same palette throughout, I created a suite of individual paintings that evoked my feelings. My son was suffering from schizophrenia and it was a very difficult and emotional time for the whole family. Anyone who has dealt with mental health issues will understand. They’re dated 2023 as this is when I finally completed the presentation of this series. The original panel was however created a few years ago.
They can be hung individually of course, but look particularly dramatic in a group. The image that heads up this blog shows them together, in the context of all the artworks that I exhibited.
As with the Treescape above, some of my exhibits were bordering on figurative. This is because the show was originally entitled Towards Abstraction (later changed to Blaze) which encouraged me to look at crossover works, like the painting and original woodcut print below.
Preparations are already underway for the next show, so check back soon for details of that and thank you for your visit!
You can contact me via the website or message me direct on Instagram if you’re interested in any of the works or just want to be in touch. I’m also setting up some new Galleries which will feature an ever-increasing number of artworks for sale.