It has been very quiet here of late, mainly because I’ve been very busy preparing for various shows. At the beginning of April, I decided to make a completely new body of work for my final HND show, and I’ve painted 10 paintings in the space of two months. This has been a great experience, as that kind of intense and focused activity has increased my confidence in painting considerably. I can see why it is such good practice to do something every single day, as it trains the eye and the part of you that links what you see to what your hand is doing with the paint brush.
Here are some details of the shows I’m involved with:-
Currently exhibting at ArtsMill ‘Spring Open’ until 21st June.
Forthcoming HND Final Show ‘Mixed Response’ at Todmorden College. Opening on Friday 19th June 6pm – 9pm, and then open 11-4 Monday 22nd – Thursday 25th June.
Hebden Bridge Open Studios – a chance to come and look at where I make work! Studios in and around Hebden Bridge will open their doors to the public on 3rd, 4th and 5th July 2009. As part of the Open Studios at Northlight Art Studios, we will be having a group exhibition – 20:20 – in celebration of the studios’ 20th birthday.
I’m also involved with the Handmade Parade again this year, which is shaping up to be a lot of fun. Last week I helped design and make a ‘punk slug’. There are workshops which you can join in to make your own costume, and the parade day is on 20th June and should be quite a spectacle.
So as you can see, lots on at the moment!