Exhibitions & News
First, a big thank you to those of you who having visited my web site have taken the trouble to e-mail me with your kind comments. Your kindness is very much appreciated.
The latest news:
- Exhibiting Blencathra from the Road to Caldbeck at the Open Exhibition at the Ferens Gallery in Hull. This can be seen in the Gallery section of this site From Sketch to Watercolour . This exhibition runs until 28 April this year.
- Visiting the Pyrénées Atlantique, France, in 2013, to gather new material for future paintings;
I am still resorting to past sketchbooks, including sketches culled in the Loire Valley and the Languedoc earlier this year. You will see from the Gallery that I continue to paint new watercolours of subjects other than Lincolnshire and France!
Have you picked up David Hockney’s recent comments, which resonate with me, on conceptual art and the importance of drawing? How I agree with him on the importance of drawing. Like him and his assurance that his works are painted by him, so I can assure you that all the watercolours on this web site are solely by my hand! However, he needs a vast space to exhibit his fascinating works (in my opinion the Hull Gallery which showed his Bigger Trees Near Warter was too small to fully appreciate the work) but mine can hang on walls even in the smallest dwelling.
Those of you who are watercolourists may be interested in the New Encyclopaedia of Watercolor Techniques that is now available in good book shops and on line sources. Amazon is selling it with a reasonable discount. Within its covers you will find two of my watercolours reproduced.