Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Cyclists, lambs and a return to Whitby...

Hello there

Not a very long update here, but just to let you know about a couple of new works and a few event's I'm taking part in over the next month or so:


Garden Up
On Sat 7th and Sun 8th June I'm taking part in a new event called 'Garden Up' in the Botanical Gardens in Sheffield. It is primarily a gardening event, aiming to 'showcase the very best talent from the worlds of horticulture, architecture, landscape and design'. I will be showing/selling my work in the 'Arts and Crafts' marquee.

Art Market - Holmfirth
I'm going to be at the Art Market in Holmfirth on Sunday 22nd June 2014. I've done this event a few times now, and it is always great, and full of really wonderful art and crafts!



Yorkshire In Yellow

Firstly, I'm taking part in a new exhibition to celebrate the Tour De France coming through Yorkshire, entitled 'Yorkshire In Yellow'. Each contributor has created some cycling-based artwork to be displayed on yellow jerseys hung in the Millennium Galleries, Sheffield. It runs from 31st May until 7th September 2014.

Printing Sheffield

Also at the Millennium Galleries, the 'Printing Sheffield'  exhibition continues. It is simply focusing on the best printmaking from the region, and will run until 15th June 2014. There are quite a few other artists taking part, including Kid Acne, EMA, Jo Peel, We Live Here, Neil Woodall and Leaf City Press. It is free and well worth a visit, and a lot of artists have work for sale in the shop as well as the exhibition. I have three pieces there, including two special limited edition donkey prints.

Broomhill Festival

Shortly after this, I have an exhibition as part of the 2014 Broomhill Festival in St Marks Church, Broomhill, Sheffield. I will be exhibiting a selection of my hand-printed landscapes and animal prints, alongside painter John Brokenshire from 14th June until 22nd June 2014.


Well, I'm afraid my 'Sheffield City View No.4' A2 screen-print has sold out. I was hoping it'd be popular, but didn't expect it to go so quickly! However it will be returning as an A3 poster-print quite soon.

Speaking of screen-prints, while I was taking part in 'Open Up Sheffield 2014' at Sheffield Print Club, I got the chance to have a go at creating a new print using this method (with the kind assistance of Jane there!). I made a new version of my 'Gambolling' print, using two colours on grey Somerset paper. I have created a very small edition of 10, which are now for sale in my Folksy shop.

I have also created a new Whitby print, entitled 'Whitby No.3' (imaginatively). It is the third of my prints from the town, and probably my last for a while. It is a view from the steps leading down from the abbey, looking across to the left. The small clock-tower really stuck in my head, so I tried to make it the centre of the image, although there is clearly a lot else happening too! It is also now available in my Folksy shop, in an edition of 100.

Finally, I have two new cyclist prints the first is a new A3 poster-print version of my 'Cyclist' print, printed in the Yorkshire colours, to commemorate the tour De France passing through this region in the Summer. It is is only available from the Millennium Galleries, Sheffield in an edition of 30 copies.

The second is a brand-new A3 cyclist poster-print, entitled 'Cyclist No.2', and this time it is a female cyclist, taking it a little more leisurely, but serious about her bike, nonetheless! It is also available in my Folksy shop in two colour schemes..