Art and Death

man on bed

The painting above has been selected for the “Art and Death” exhibition, organised and curated by Huunuu. 
“The gallery shows artwork from 19 different artists who have all interpreted the subject of death, dying, bereavement and legacy.”
As virtual exhibitions go, this works very well.  It has been well curated – There’s a nice selection of good quality artworks, which are all related to the theme. It’s well worth a visit, and can be found at huunuu.com//art-and-death

Autumn Salon Exhibition

preparing paintings for the autumn salon exhibition

Art exhibitions are like London buses. I wait months for an opportunity to show my work, and then I receive two acceptance emails in the same morning.
I’ve already mentioned The Discerning Eye in my previous post. I’m very pleased to have been accepted for that one – such a shame that the exhibition is virtual this year. The other exhibition I will be taking part in is The Autumn Salon, from 30th October, hosted by Candid Arts Gallery, Angel, London. That’s a real world exhibition – actual paintings on real walls, with real people walking about (albeit wearing masks, and suitably socially distanced).
I’ve had mixed feelings about getting involved in real exhibitions during this epidemic. However, the gallery at Candid Arts is a lovely open space – perfect for social distancing.  At the end of the day, there is just no substitute for seeing a painting in the flesh.

ING Discerning Eye

headless nude, self harm

I’m very pleased to learn that my painting “I did not ask” has been accepted into this year’s Discerning Eye exhibition.

The Discerning Eye annual exhibition is a show of small works independently selected by six prominent figures from different areas of the art world: two artists, two collectors and two critics.
The selectors choose both publicly submitted works and works by personally invited artists. Each selector’s section is hung separately to give each its own distinctive identity. The impression emerges of six small exhibitions within the whole.

HCF Summer Open

hcf summer show art exhibition

I have a couple of paintings on show in the HCF Summer Exhibition, at The Halpern Gallery in Chatham. Yes, actual paintings, in a real gallery. It almost feels like things are getting back to normal…

Okay, so there wasn’t a PV, and face masks are required if you do want to pay a visit. But it’s a first step. And it feels good seeing my two recent portraits hanging on the wall.

The Halpern Gallery is located in the Nucleus Arts complex, just off Chatham High Street. It is open Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm, until the 31st August. Their website is here.

hcf summer show art exhibition

Updates

This painting was sold at the Sweet’Art fundraiser at Stash Gallery, London.

Over the past couple of years I’ve been guilty of neglecting my website and this blog. It’s far easier to post my latest news on Instagram, and to be seduced by all the likes and comments I receive. However, the truth is that although my website receives only a fraction of the views that my Instagram feed enjoys, it still generates the majority of serious enquiries. So here I am, updating my site 🙂

In June I contributed a figure study (shown above) to a fundraising auction for Sweet’Art, and was pleased to learn that it sold. Sweet’Art have been organising and curating exhibitions in London since 2014. Generally with a feminist ethos, always with energy and a love of art. I’ve had paintings in a few of their shows over the years, and would recommend that you pay them a visit https://www.wearesweetart.com/

A couple of my paintings from Perspectives held at Espacio Gallery 2018

I’m hoping to renew my acquaintance with Espacio Gallery in their Impressions exhibition at the end of August. It gives an opportunity to invigilate for a day during the show, which I really enjoy. It’s educational seeing how people react to your paintings on the wall in a gallery.