Round Tower, Black Swan, Frome

Wonderful to be exhibiting with the SGFA in the dynamic Black Swan Gallery in Frome.  The Society of Graphic Fine Art – The Drawing Society is the only national society in the UK dedicated exclusively to drawing.  Founded in 1919, the Society promotes fine drawing skills in both traditional and contemporary media. Today, they have more than 130 elected members across Britain, consisting of professional artists from all areas of the art world who work in all drawing and printmaking media. Exhibition Dates: 4 March – 25 March Venue: Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BB

Botanical Beauty

The tradition of marrying art with science goes back to the 6th century when the first botanical illustrations were created.  The heyday of botanical art was from the 17th to the 19th century.  In recent years, there has been a renaissance in this genre.  Great to have one of my drawings selected for this open exhibition showcasing contemporary British botanical illustrations in a variety of styles. Exhibition Dates: 25 February – 1 April Venue: Riverside Gallery, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond TW9 1TP

SPACE/LCN Showcase

SPACE, Mare Street, 19-21 January 2017 An exhibition including new works, works in progress, prototypes or experiments created by the first round of LCN participants.  I exhibited two hand finished limited edition lithograph prints.  I am so pleased to have completed my first series of prints and view this as an ongoing project.  It has been fantastic to have mentoring, attend workshops and widen my network.  The show was an energetic inspiring collection of works. Blog Post: Prints in Progress London Creative Network    

Filming in the Studio

I am collaborating with Chocolate Films to create a short documentary as part of the 1000 Londoners project.  This exciting program creates a unique digital portrait of our city.  It offers an insight into the lives of 1000 people who consider themselves to be Londoners, taking in all ages, religions, race, income, interests and opinions.  Each week, a profile of a Londoner is posted on the home page.  The profile contains a 3 minute film that gives an insight into the life of the Londoner, as well as their own personal photos of London and some answers to crucial questions …

Exploring Lithography

As part of my collaboration with London Creative Network I am creating a series of original prints.  The quality of line created using Lithography printing caught my eye in Paris when viewing prints created by Toulouse-Lautrec.  The rich, velvet, tonal lines that are communicated in each print intrigued me.  It was wonderful to draw upon stone and create a print lithography.  The process is based on the principle that oil and water do not mix.  Special drawing materials with high grease content, similar to materials used for drawing are applied onto a surface which is then chemically altered so that …

Draw 16

Draw 16, I am so pleased to have three drawings accepted by the Society of Graphic Fine Art for their Annual exhibition.  More than 200 works of art by artists, illustrators and printmakers around the country are on display.  It is an inspiring show that explores drawing in the broadest of terms. Exhibition Dates: 3-15 October, PV 4 October 6-8pm.  Venue: Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU. Society of Graphic Fine Artists  

Exhibition: Inspired by the Flower Market

I have just delivered artworks to the framers to be ready for Artist Open House – one month today.  I have chosen box frames and opted for pins to hold the paper in place rather than glue.  I like the honesty of seeing how something is put together.  I am exhibiting artworks inspired by New Covent Garden Flower Market during the first two weekend of October – all very welcome. Dates: 1-2 & 8-9 October, 11am – 6pm Venue: Zinc White, Arch 8, Railway Arches, 150 Putney Bridge Road SW15 2NG

Work in progress

Sharing some studio shots of artwork inspired by New Covent Garden Flower Market.  For more information about this project have a look at my earlier blog post: Transplanting the Flower Market.   I shall be exhibiting the finished works during October 2016 as part of  Putney Artists Open House

Membership SGFA

I delivered my portfolio on Saturday to Conway Hall for consideration.  I spent the four hours prior to collection of my portfolio exploring the Print Room in The British Museum and trying Japanese savoury pancakes at Abeno Restaurant (really delicious).  On my return to Conway Hall I was delighted to be invited to become an an associate member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art – The Drawing Society. I look forward to showing artwork with the society at Draw 16, 95th Annual Open Exhibition 3-15 October 2016 held in the Menier gallery, Southwark Street, London – more details to …