What's new for 2018
Announcing a Solo Exhibition at Centrespace Gallery, Bristol, from the 23-30 August.
Exhibiting the artwork that I created during a month long residency with Foundation Obras in Portugal, along with the most recent resin paintings that have been informed by my experience.
Take a look at my gallery for a preview of the artwork to be exhibited.
June 2018 in Portugal
In June 2018 I spent a month at Foundation Obras, Estremoz, Portugal creating a new body of artwork.
The location is also known for it's marble quarries and tree cork, and due to the unseasonably wet cool Spring, the wildflower meadows were burgeoning with colour and plant diversity.
Using the medium of acrylic paint and a 550gsm pvc base canvas material, I was able to experiment and broaden my practice. After some initial difficulty where I tended to over-work my pieces, I gained confidence to eventually paint freely - a conduit for the experience of living in the remote part of Estremoz. Benefitting from discussions and input from the other practicing artists on site, I am grateful to the hosts Ludger and Carolien for having given me the opportunity to experience the magical environment they have created at Foundation Obras.
I will be exhibiting the artwork I created in Estremoz at Centrespace Gallery, Bristol between the 23-30 August 2018.
Since 2004 OBRAS hosted 650 artists from 48 countries for residencies of 3 to 10 weeks and organized 87 cultural events.
Abstract Artfulness is launched
I am very excited to be launching 'Abstract Artfulness' - a framework I have put together drawn from my own artist experience and from the amazing work of Wolfgang Luthe to enable others to find mindfulness through creativity.