New work on the way to Suffolk Gallery

colt low res mare low resA selection of new work is on its way to Suffolk including these two horses – Proud Stallion (top) and Calm Mare. To see them in their new setting pay a visit to Seapictures Gallery in Clare, Suffolk where Sarah and Alaric Pugh will give you a warm welcome.

www.seapicturesgallery.com

 

New Year Open Studio January 2-4, 2015

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I was pleased to welcome you all to my new year open studio-both local regulars and new visitors from near and far, including a couple who had seen my work on exhibition in London and travelled down to visit me in my studio.

BBC The One Show screening in January 2015

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Transmission dates are pencilled in for Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th of January, 2015 but are subject to change. One film features Grahame Hurd-Wood and his ongoing project painting portraits of every resident in St Davids, Pembrokeshire. The second film shows myself and eleven other artists rising to the challenge of drawing as many portraits as we could in one day. This took place on a lovely sunny day at The Goat Street Gallery, which overlooks St Davids Cathedral, on the 7th of August 2014.

Solo Exhibition at Ty Solar, Rhosygilwen, Pembrokeshire

Fourteen of my semi-abstract paintings inspired by music, sound and vibration were on display throughout September at Ty Solar. Visitors responded positively, enjoying seeing my work displayed in a domestic setting. Ty Solar is the prototype sustainable home developed by Glen Peters, Western Solar’s CEO.

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Drawing the Figure in Motion art workshop at Rhosygilwen

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Great feedback from participants attending the workshop I ran at Rhosygilwen. Jo Shapland was excellent as ever, a tremendous model who fully understands my philosophy in teaching through my understanding of Tai Chi.

“It has been a very stimulating, energising and influential day”

“Different and interesting from any life drawing workshop I’ve been to. Enjoyed it”

“Really enjoyed every second of it, some great things to think about and take forward into my own work”

“For me, a new approach to drawing and one that I found fascinating. I love the connections with not just the model who was excellent, but the participation of everybody. Thank you very much and I look forward to another workshop in the future”

Performance Art

A&S1 copy A&S7 copy A1 copy A8 copyAs part of my art project at Rhosygilwen, Glenn Ibbitson and I collaborated on painting and filming Yang style Tai Chi. The short film “Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain” is the culmination of that days shooting. For further details do get in touch.

Tai Chi, Sean Dowdall. http://www.dragontherapies.co.uk/

Filmwork and photographs above, Glenn Ibbitson. http://www.smokingbrushfineart.com/

 

September issue of Pembrokeshire Life magazine

DSCN1915 copyGreat to see the current issue of Pembrokeshire Life magazine which has got a feature written by Jenny White (Swansea based writer and critic) describing my exhibition and a series of workshops at Rhosygilwen throughout September. Start of a new body of work encompassing video, painting on scrolls and sculpture concerning my long term study and interest in Tai Chi.

BBC Filming for The One Show at St Davids

DSCN1695 copy DSCN1692 copy DSCN1688 copyDSCN1710 copy   Pleased to be invited to take part in filming yesterday for a future programme of BBC’s The One Show about Grahame Hurd-Wood’s Portrait Project to portray every resident in St Davids. Eleven artists working in The Goat Street Gallery, St Davids produced all these portraits in a six hour session on Thursday 7th August. Great day, great company, great art mixed with lots of sunshine and amazing views of the Cathedral. Keep an eye on my Blog – I’ll update as soon as I know time and date of broadcast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ceredigion Art Trail, Open Studios 16 to 31 August 2014

DSCN1854 copy DSCN1855 copy DSCN1856 copyForty nine artists throughout Ceredigion, including myself, are opening our studios from 16th to 31st  August 2014. In addition there are eight showcase Taster Exhibitions and the main Trail Hub Exhibition at the Gas Gallery in Aberystwyth which are open throughout August. Full details on www.ceredigionarttrail.org.uk    Gas Gallery details are on www.celfceredigionart.org

Forthcoming Exhibitions in 2014

I will be exhibiting in the following art exhibitions in 2014. More dates will be listed as they become available so keep checking my Blog for all the latest information.

7 to 24 February ‘If Music Be The Food of Love’ Sea Pictures Gallery, Clare, Suffolk www.seapicturesgallery.com

22 February to 28 March  ‘Who, What, When, Where’ at The White Lion Street Gallery, Tenby, Pembrokeshire. www.artmatters.org.uk

1 to 28 April ‘Nine Lives’ an exhibition by 9 members of the Teifi Artists Group of which I am a founder member will be at The White Lion Street Gallery, Tenby, Pembrokeshire.

18 April to 5 May Teifi Artists Group will be exhibiting at The King Street Gallery in Carmarthen, west Wales. www.kingstreetgallery.co.uk

25 June to 5 July Society of Women Artists 153rd Annual Exhibition at The Mall Galleries London                                                                                                                                                This will be my second year of exhibiting as a fully elected member. In 2011, my first year of entering this very popular open exhibition I won an award presented to me by Patron HRH Princess Michael of Kent. The following year I was elected as an Associate Member. This year I will be exhibiting four semi-abstract mixed media paintings two of which take their inspiration from music and vibration, the other two refer to my interest in landscape and the march of time. www.society-women-artists.org.uk

24 October is the opening date for the exhibition ‘Fabulous Females’ at The Denise Yapp Gallery situated in Whitebrook near Monmouth. Further details as they become available.