Every 2 years I have my own Exhibition at the prestigious York Street Gallery in Ramsgate.
This is my 3rd showing here and my work has really changed since the last time, so everything you see will be spanking new and fresh. How exciting is that? So what’s changed I hear you ask?
Well – in previous exhibitions I was working in traditional Watercolour, sometimes with an Indian Ink drawing, and also using Acrylics, for a bright illustrative way of working. More recently I have been working mainly in Oils, and have really grown to love the way they work, when painting out in the field, ‘en plein air’ or Al Fresco as some prefer to call it.
I have always liked to work out of doors directly from nature, with the changing weather, clouds always on the move, bugs sticking in the paint, sudden showers of rain or wind to blow everything away, or cover it all with sand when working on the beach. I have painted in muddy fields, boatyards, river banks, industrial sites, mountainsides, when the mists descend and blank everything out, town centres, with their noise and traffic, on beaches with an incoming tide, in the cold of winter wearing my thermals, and the heat of summer beneath the sun cream and a broad brimmed hat. When working out of doors I am completely lost in another world, where time is unimportant, and the comments of passers by are shrugged off politely, until I am completely satisfied with my creation.
I am sure you will see all these elements in my work, and notice how different it is from the work of those who work indoors and rely on a photograph for their only reference.
Here is a painting of me working ‘en plein air’ by a friend, Steven Alexander, who is one of the Wapping Group of Artists, click on the photo for a biography.
So for an exhibition of mainly Oil Paintings created out of doors, plus a few watercolours and pen and watercolour drawings for those who like these best, remember: York Street Gallery, Ramsgate from 1pm 11th Oct to 12 noon on 18th Oct – For One Week Only! Miss it – and you have a 2 year wait!
They both have a good selection of my recent works.
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Till the next time!