The Ouroboros show at the Merz Barn, my first venture as part of my new art group All Possibilities Are Open (APAO) was a great experience. I don't think anyone who was there will forget the launch event on 5th August: a genuine multi-media festival in perfect weather in one of the most spectacular locations in the UK. After a brief lull in which we were able to get our breath back, the show re-opened at Kendal Museum. Ouroboros finally closed on 3rd October.
In September I received a lot of visitors to my Open Studio even though at the time most of my new work was still on show at Kendal Museum.
APAO are now working on a new project called Way Finders and Fire Starters. We have already been in discussion with some key people. We are feeling very excited and I hope we can announce something about this in the near future.
The Small Picture Show has now opened at The Beach Hut Gallery. I have four collages in this show, which includes many of the best known artists from this part of Cumbria. The Beach Hut Gallery is the ideal location for a show with the word 'small' in the title. It is a tiny gallery full of character tucked away on the edge of Grange-Over-Sands next to Kents Bank Railway station. Visiting it is an experience in itself.
The Beach Hut Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday and on Bank holidays. The Small Picture Show has been extended to 23rd February.
The address is:
Beach Hut Gallery
I am now accepting commissions. This has come about because I have recently realised that my current way of working, which involves transforming photos of domestic settings into allusive semi-abstract collages, is a process that can be transferred to someone else's home. On this basis I am inviting people to commission me to produce artwork that will begin with one or more photographs of their home, and possibly themselves. The idea is that the final piece/s will be displayed in the domestic setting where the artistic process began. One bit of added value is that the artwork will retain clues about its origin in that home, which will reveal themselves to anyone who studies it. For more details about this please see the new 'commission me' pages of this website.