The group shows at The Storey Gallery in Lancaster and in Kendal Museum were really successful- lots of visitors and great feedback. I have now embarked on some new work using my own laser printed photographs. I am quite excited about this new departure which has allowed me to experiment with stronger colour and more personal subject matter. I have put some examples of the new collages on this website so do check them out by clicking on 'recent artwork' . I had two of these collages in a group show with Green Door Artists at the Merz Barn near Ambleside towards the end of last year. I have continued with this approach to collage, working across paper and wood and using acrylic and watercolour to complement the collage elements and to create a specific mood. This approach has enabled me to produce small-scale , delicate and atmospheric pieces, larger, heavily textured, almost 3D pieces and some work that fits in-between these categories.
I have recently been invited to organise another show at the Merz Barn. This new project involves three other artists. We are still without a title for the show, but it will focus on transformation and renewal and link to the legacy of Kurt Schwitters. The show will open at the Merz Barn at the beginning of August and remain open until the end of that month. It will be followed by an expanded version of the same show at Kendal Museum Gallery in September. Before any of that, I hope to show a couple of collages at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal - more details later.