Saturday, 10 October 2009

The Mulberry Tree


Here is the invite for the 'Land and Sea' show at the Mulberry Tree in Swanage. I'm hoping to get down there whilst the exhibition is on if I possible can...
Emma, the gallery owner, is absolutely lovely and would surely offer you coffee if you visit!

We've also planned a visit to the Scotlandart gallery in Edinburgh on the way up to Skye, hoorah... we'll be there on the morning of the 24th, if anyone happens to be up that way!
I can't wait to wake up, make coffee and stare at the sea.




Thursday, 1 October 2009

Exhibition month!


So ALL my current work is wonderfully framed by Anna at The Little Gallery in Belper and I have two exhibitions this month!


The first is at the Edinburgh ScotlandArt Gallery, from the 22nd October. It includes 'From Here' below, and 'In Mind', above:



The second is at The Mulberry Tree in Swanage, from late October to mid November. Hoping to get down there whilst its on. I've just booked a cottage on Skye for the half term week in October - we're all going for a much needed break. Hoping to see the northern lights and stare at the sea a lot.

The coast is a wonderfully reflective, expressive subject to paint! I spend a small percentage of time there out of my Derbyshire year but it continues to dominate.

Wandered into the hills yesterday with Heather. Tramped up Curbar but missed the ridge behind it due to my consistently poor sense of direction. Still, deserted and beautiful valley walk through the grass looking across the edges to the north west. Popped into Gallery Top in Rowsley on the way home and met Gill, the owner, a lovely lady. They had some great work in there... including a drypoint called 'Breakwater' by Ross Loveday, which came back with us in Heather's joyous possession.



Met Colin, Gareth and Heth tonight for drinks at the Duffield White Hart... yummy Talisker :) As ever an encouragement just to be around them.


Tomorrow I am sorting out all my work ready for transport to the North and South. It is brilliant to see it all gathered. I'm so used to things living in my studio and moving on relatively quickly. I'm excited about these exhibitions and hoping I manage to see them both in situ...