Strength and Comfort with Opus!

I’m pleased to announce that 2 new original pieces are now available from Opus in Newcastle.  The original works will soon be placed on display and accompanying these will be the sale of newly produced limited edition prints of Rose and The Harvest.  The prints, produced by fine art printers Harwood King, are a combination of Silkscreen Varnish and Giclee techniques and are also available from the work for sale page on this site, thanks for looking.

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Whats New…

A visit to Harwood King to see Quentin & Nyle on Friday to have a look at the prints of “The Harvest & Rose – & they are looking Gorgeous, really do the originals justice and more than that using varnish they capture part of the creation process of the pieces, – a few tweaks here and there and selecting a printing paper for the finished 2 editions and we’ll be there, look out for them they’ll be around very soon.  Then after Harwood King I visited Ink_d gallery in Brighton to meet up with Dan and show some new work.  It’s a great space which hosts some amazing work from textile artists – painters and printmakers, loved the layout and the vibe of the place.  Dan had displayed 2 of my light boxes alongside  the large drawings of ‘Acceptance’ and ‘Gust of wind ‘ which looked great in the space, I left a bonus piece with Dan too which I hope will get seen by visitors to the gallery.  Left without a souvenir cigarette by soft furnishing artist Harriet Hammel … but just ordered one from ink_d now, they are amazing!! are also featuring 6 originals of my work online, (currently featured on the front page of the site) – The Harvest, Rose, Thistle, Nettles, The Discovery and Sacred.

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New Pieces from the Harvest .. in progress

Just posting some work in progress, trying to be careful not to overwork these pieces which involve over painting with layers of water / tea – layering the ink drawings like this gives the drawings more substance and a welcome introduction of colour.  I think most of this work looks better unfinished but it is always tempting to keep adding…

New piece from the Harvest

I have just had one of my pieces accepted for an exhibition at the William Morris Gallery this October, it is a piece that was inspired by my background as an embroidery designer so it was opportune that an exhibition should come along that is to feature works inspired by Morris.   It’s great to have some work on show locally,  This (and the current full moon) have spurred me on to creating a new piece, and I like the direction it is heading.

The piece below is inspired / influenced /byVorocchio’s sketch which recently formed part of the excellent exhibition at the British museum.  I visited this show 4 times and loved the energy of the drawings.  This piece in particular struck me as the plaits in the hair reminded me of the wheat sheafs that I was introducing through the work.  I am going to experiment more with the patterns of hair and foliage – they seem to fit naturally into the drawing style I have. With the 100sqft project so busy at the moment it’s good to be drawing again.