It's been a hectic year as I continue to re-establish myself as an artist and tutor in Derbyshire, having lived on the Isle of Skye since 2004. I've exhibited in local galleries and open shows and continue to sell work on Skye.
The book is making progress and should be published in 2020, and I'm writing articles for an art magazine, again for publication next year. When the book is published, approximately 30 original paintings featured in it will be available for sale.
Work continues steadily on a series of paintings of waterfalls in Derbyshire, continuing the waterfall theme that began when I lived on Skye. I've also worked on flower paintings and even a watercolour portrait, simply for a change, before getting back to landscapes. An injury in the summer hampered plans to get out and about for more reference material, and there was little progress with painting but I'm picking up the usual pace again as recovery continues.
I have some smaller originals for sale at Skyeworks (Portree, Isle of Skye), and cards, prints and originals at SkyeMakers (Dunvegan, Isle of Skye), locally some originals and prints at Leabrooks Arts Complex and Cromford Gallery, both in Derbyshire.
Highlights of the year:
Selection of one of my larger works for the Harley Open. "Marsco framed" sold from the exhibition.
Exhibitions at Leabrooks Arts Complex and Cromford Gallery.
Continued support and encouragement from fellow artists at Leabrooks Arts Forum and beyond.
Highly Commended in the Artist Category of The Artist and Leisure Painter Open for painting "Sparkling Waters of the Cuillin".
Progress with the book.
Enquiries from Art Publications.
Work selected for West Studios Open exhibition September 2010
More enquiries for workshops and demonstrations further afield.
Orders/commissions need to be placed now (limited opportunities for you to get work painted and framed in time for Christmas). Lessons or gift vouchers for tuition and paintings are available.