New works and new sales

Developing new work and new sales along constant themes of the high moor and wilderness. Recently developed connections with the poetry group Cotton Grass Appreciation Society in Marsden. There was a lovely night of readings which I was worried about as I thought that I might not be able to hear them. But thanks to my technology and their diction it all went very well. I hope we can collaborate...

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Studio Time

Time in the studio working, creating, developing ideas has been invaluable this year. So far I have deliberately not applied for any opportunities or bursaries or exhibitions. I’ve needed the time to think. I cant describe how I value it so much. It has kept me sane. Today is the first time I’ve updated my website or thought about public perceptions of my work for a while. Nurturing...

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Bursary applications

Recently I have applied for some bursary applications as I want to develop some new work which would take me away from the work that I sell at exhibition . There are a number around and its tricky to negotiate but I opted for the A-N one as its assessed by other artists. Well I didn’t get it but the feedback was invaluable.  The decision to look at my disability is loaded for me as it...

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Studio Visit from Emily Knight

Emily and her artist mother, Margaret Uttley came to visit my studio in Woodend Mill in March. They saw my work in Summer 2018 and wanted to offer me the chance to have a solo exhibition at their gallery in Settle. They were mostly interested in my recent work relating to the ecology of the local moors. This work is ongoing as I spend more time examining and recording the work being done to...

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Too Close to Home

In July 2018 and February 2019 the moors above Saddleworth and Mossley became the scene of extensive wildfires reported nationally. I was horrified but mesmerised by the images on the media and the sights above my neighbours houses. Some had to be evacuated and other suffered chocking smoke for days. It highlights the vulnerability of people’s closeness to the fires and the immediate effects of...

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