Paintings available as part of #ArtistSupportPledge

I’ve made some of my paintings available to purchase as part of the wonderful Artist Support Pledge #ArtistSupportPledge scheme which was founded by Matthew Burrows in response to the impact that Covid-19 has had on artists’ livelihoods. For the scheme, artists offer works for £200 or less (not including postage) and pledge to spend £200… Continue reading Paintings available as part of #ArtistSupportPledge

Moonriver at Festival of the Moon

Moonriver runs along 27 metres of the former Market Hall wall in Wakefield. The handwritten and painted mural features words from over 200 entries, which were written by people from across the Wakefield District and further afield. The words are inspired by themes of the moon & space, they include memories, poems, tributes, lists and… Continue reading Moonriver at Festival of the Moon

Moonriver

I’m creating a mural as part of Wakefield Council’s Creative Commissions programme responding to Luke Jerram’s wonderful Museum of the Moon which will be exhibited in Wakefield Market Hall at the end of August. ‘Moonriver’ is composed of words relating to themes of the moon and space.People across the Wakefield district (and beyond) are invited… Continue reading Moonriver

Workshop Saturday 11th May

On Saturday 11th May I’m running a drawing and mark making workshop in Wakefield. Tickets for the afternoon workshop have sold out but there are a few places available on the 9.30 – 12 noon workshop. Further details and tickets are available here

Seeking the finished unfinished

My painting practice is currently focussed on plants in interstitial spaces.Due to the nature and locations of these opportunist plants, I often return to a site where I’ve made notes or sketched and find that the plant has been cut or poisoned. I’ve been considering how to respond to this in my paintings. ‘Groundsel, March’… Continue reading Seeking the finished unfinished

#OntoTheStreets – Mappa Music

I’m currently working on a project that celebrates the music of my home town. Mappa Music is a big, hand drawn, alternative map of Wakefield, where all the street names are replaced to celebrate bands & musicians, past and present, from the Wakefield District.#MappaMusic is part of the Long Division #OntoTheStreets commission programme. The map… Continue reading #OntoTheStreets – Mappa Music

Horbury Herbarium

Redbox Gallery is a decommissioned K6 telephone box that has been renovated by Horbury Civic Society. Redbox Gallery hosts a programme of contemporary art exhibitions curated by Graham Roberts. In February 2019 I was commissioned to create a piece for Redbox Gallery. I joined Horbury Walkers on one of their walks from The Cluntergate Centre,… Continue reading Horbury Herbarium

Inside outside

I’m interested in the adaptable and tenacious plants that are often overlooked & unwanted. I’m currently reading Weeds, How Vagabond Plants Gatecrashed Civilisation and Changed the Way We Think About Nature  by Richard Mabey. On the walk to the studio I made this kerbside sketch of Groundsel. I’m thinking about how my on site /… Continue reading Inside outside