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Cambridge Open Studios

5-6th, 12-13th, 19-20th July, 11am – 6pm.

Having found last year's open studio event enjoyable and rewarding, I am opening my studio again this year with Cambridge Open Studios. This year I am one of five selected artists to have been profiled by Cambridge Creative Network. To read about my methods, ideas, background, home life, find my full interview here. My studio is open for the first three weekends - come and see what I have been doing. There will be new work in painting and etching; work in progress and work for sale.

Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery (London and New York)

Following several meetings my work was taken on by Rebecca Hossack earlier this year. My paintings ‘S. Mary the Less’ and ‘Edeva the Fair’ were exhibited as part of the ‘Art 14 Onsite’ exhibition at her Conway Street gallery in March; my most recently completed painting ‘Rosario Cottages’ was shown at the Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead this month; in September she will be taking my work to the 20/21 British Art Fair at the Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London.

Painting Prizes

This year I have had two pieces short-listed for major art prizes. ‘Queen Anne’s Lace’ was one of 185 paintings selected from over 2500 for the 2nd stage of judging of the John Moores Painting Prize. ‘S. Mary the Less’ reached second stage selection for the Painter Stainers Prize. I am about to enter a piece for the National Open Art competition, and next year I will enter a painting for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

Cambridge Original Printmakers Inaugural Exhibition

27th September-5th October, 10.30 – 5pm, Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RP

I am excited that my etchings will be showing at this launch exhibition of Cambridge Original Printmakers alongside 40 other printmakers from in and around the city. It is a free exhibition with some accompanying talks from practitioners. Do visit – it is a great opportunity to see strong examples of different printmaking methods alongside each other.

New Work

Since my last open studio I have 9 new etching plates, some loosely drawn into hard ground, some aquatints, some soft ground textures. I have continued to use the Curwen Print Study Centre, and have had some success with some beautiful metallic etching inks.

My paintings have grown in scale this year, with the layers of gesso more gesturally applied. I have been working on a series called ‘Village Lives’, finding out about the history of places I am painting, and trying to tell something of the story of each place through the lines I put down.

Teaching

I am continuing to teach Thursdays in term time, running two courses at the Community Education Centre in Bottisham, one in Fine Art and one in History of Art. Follow the link for further information or to enrol.

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