The group shows at The Storey Gallery in Lancaster and in Kendal Museum last year were really successful- lots of visitors and great feedback. I have now embarked on some new work using my own laser printed photographs. 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' . Two of these were shown in a group show with Green Door Artists at the Merz Barn towards the end of last year. Since then I have continued with this approach to collage, working across paper and wood and using acrylic and watercolour to complement the collage elements and create specific moods. This has enabled me to produce small-scale , delicate, atmospheric pieces, larger, heavily textured, almost 3D pieces and some work that fits in-between these categories.
I am very excited to be working with the other members of my new artist group All Possibilities Are Open on a show called Ouroboros: Transformation of the Discarded which will open at the Merz Barn. Cylinders Estate, Elterwater, Ambleside,LA22 9JB at 3 pm on Sunday 5th August with an event which will include poetry and performance as well as some great visual art. Please come along if you can. The Merz Barn show closes on 31st August, but it then moves to Kendal Museum, Station Road, Kendal, LA9 6BT from 12th September until 3rd October. If you can't get to the Merz Barn in August you can catch the show there.
This summer I will also be showing work in Fusion at the Brewery Arts Centre, 122 Highgate, Kendal, LA9 4HE. The private view is at 6pm on Friday 8th June at the Brewery. It would be good to see you there as well.
In September I will be holding my regular Open Studio but more on that later....