Friday, 30 January 2015

New and old works in the studio sale

Very very new works based on the birds of Bowland that are now on show at the Art Room Gallery in Garstang I really quite like these to be honest very cheeky chappies :-)
There is one with a repaired leg in the sale too at the studios. On till Sunday I have set out some drawing and grouped together some pots to make more space to make and display. I have been told previously I am not allowed to throw the warped ones against the wall even though it is a very good feeling to get some frustrations out. Hey ho so if you are free and snow permitting I am opening up 11am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday come grab a bargain and make me a reasonable offer. 

really really old/dodgy works based on sweetheart sweets

I have also offered to display a friends work too. This is Richard Davies new work made with recycled materials and found oak wood/stone from the Gisburn forest.

We also have work on display by Neil Turner Upcycled Wooden furniture and also
Arts a Flutter paper mache framed pieces based on birds. 
Come and say hello and don't forget there is always cake :-)

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Studio Sale poster

Creativity Within Beauty - Forest of Bowland at the Platfrom Gallery, Clitheroe

So today was the opening of Creativity Within Beauty at the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe. A range of works based on the Forest of Bowland 50th anniversary of being an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

I applied to submit works to the exhibition before Christmas with images of my Curlews from the King of the Cats exhibition. But when I looked again the works from that exhibition were more characters from the stories and not lifesize or even lifelike, a cartoon maybe. So I set about looking at the birds from the Forest of Bowland the obvious one being the Hen harrier. I looked at drawing them but my head was turned by the smaller more characterful and colourful stonechats. I looked at Lapwings or Peewits depending of where you are from, too and some Long Tailed tits which I have always wanted to play with. Also I had a go at a snipe as I saw one this Boxing day at Leighton Moss up near Silverdale as one of the birders let me have a look through his scope at one sitting quietly on the moss. All but the Stonechats are on the Amber list which means they are on the brink of being a quite rare sight in Britain which is a sad notion indeed. 

There were some fabulous other artists there too my favorite being Pat Ellacots pastel drawings which are absolutely stunning

With all this bird activity I have nearly forgotten the RSPB Great British Bird Watch which I will have a go at tomorrow in the garden or maybe as it's cold the safety of the upstairs office window!

New in my Etsy shop

I am currently uploading work into my Etsy shop as my laptop has died after water damage and I can't access the back end of my website...