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Happy Easter 2020

During the self isolation I decided to post some of my happy paintings onto Instagram to cheer myself up. I started to produce images of the blossom carrying on from the Springtime paintings in my studio. Since I’m not able to go there at the moment I set up the...

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Pennine Painters

My group which has been meeting in my studio for over seven years will be taking part in an exhibition on Saturday 28 March at Saddleworth Museum, Uppermill. OL3 6HS. Drop in to meet me and the group.

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Solo Shows

The stress of staging a solo exhibition wherever the venue is only balanced by the rewards of seeing your work displayed as you want it. If the venue is somewhere as nice as the tiny theatre in the Millgate Arts Centre in Delph it’s even better. Thank you to everyone...

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Exciting Times

So many things are developing at the moment. I've been asked to go to Wentworth on Saturday to participate in a day of well....art. I'm going to draw. https://www.rotherhamroar.co.uk To be an artist/researcher at Wellcome Trust,...

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