Been busy these last few weeks and am up to my eyes with framing. But please make your way to The Mill on the Fleet for a gander at my recent efforts. Show runs from Saturday 29th September to the end of October 2012.
Not all of these made my final selection, but check out the video in the above post to visit the actual show.
My two submissions to the Aberdeen Artists Annual Exhibition (Aberdeen Art Gallery, May 5th – June 9th) have been selected for exhibition. ‘Here’s Looking At Euclid’ and ‘Encounter,’ my experimental collision of easel painting and Pollock-inspired controlled accident.
I originally intended to incorporate photographic evidence of the work in progress into the final composition, but eventually settled on a more straightforward juxtaposition of original reference painting and its spattered monotone reincarnation.
When portrait commissions go swimmingly I think seriously about seeking them more actively. This recent one of Dr Ruth Page was a case in point, with the composition suggesting itself almost immediately, and the sitter being generous enough to sit for the duration of the process – roughly ten sittings.
I’m extremely grateful to those who put the commission my way, and to Dr Page for being such a patient and hospitable subject.
From a distance there’s perhaps a somewhat forbidding air, but the humour and friendliness becomes apparent on closer acquaintance. Ruth was President of New College 1996 – ’99; the first woman to hold the position. She’s particularly noted for her scholarly works on ecology and the natural world, explored from a theological perspective.
From galleries in the Central Belt to Castle Douglas and all the way to Suffolk, my work is adorning gallery walls in winter exhibitions. Grab a woolly hat and mittens and skate along to one near you. (Click the links or contact me for more samples and information.)
I was able to give ‘Here’s Looking at Euclid’ its first public airing at the Spring Fling last month, and I was pleased to see that it drew interest from a wide range of viewers. One young chap quietly devoted an hour to sketching all fifteen panels into his sketchbook – a real compliment! His mum kindly scanned me the result…
With the demise of Geocities, I’ll use this as my new calendar of forthcoming exhibitions, as well as a general dumping ground for jpegs of recent work. I’m not sure if I’ll have the time or inclination to learn how to use this properly, but do check back soon, and send me an angry message if there’s nothing new!
I’ll kick things off with a totally uncategorised smattering of (mostly) recent work.