It's been a while since I last published some news. Overall 2021 wasn't the best of years but at least there were some opportunities to take part in exhibitions both virtual and physical. I do hope that you were able to see some of them.
There are already plans to take part in exhibitions this year and those that are definite are on my Exhibitions page. I'm so pleased to be able to take part in these and other exhibitions.
In 2021 I was able to paint more river paintings, seascapes and landscapes. I even painted a new still life. I continue to explore techniques and subjects. I was also able to return to teaching a weekly art classed it was wonderful to reconnect with my students.
I was invited to become a member of the Oxford Art Society, which I accepted and look forward to exhibiting with and meeting the members.
I am now the Chair of Buckinghamshire Art Society and will do my best to support the Society and its members.
I wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year and look forward to making your acquaintance in person or virtually on social media( see the links at the bottom of the page)
Bucks Art Weeks is in full flow and in fact will soon be over. Artists all over the county are opening up their studios and other locations to showcase their wonderful work.
We have been tried by the weather - very hot and then very wet, but it's been wonderful to meet and chat with those of you that have ventured forth to come and see us. I'm exhibiting with Brenda Hurley at her home studio in Tring venue numbers 77 and 147 in the brochure and online at www.bucksartweeks.org Here you'll find more information . The opening times and address is also on my exhibition page.
We have sea and waterscapes and landscapes in acrylic and mixed media and my sea glass jewellery.
Still in lockdown and so far this year has brought more postponements/cancellations of exhibitions including the Bucks Art Society Centenary which I mentioned below. It is still closed but the museum has put videos of the exhibition and some of the artists talking about their work on their website. They have also organised a webinar which I will be taking part non 4th February at 7pm. There will be Sue Shave (museum Director) and Mel Czapski (curator of art) from the Museum, myself to talk about Bucks Art Society and some of the work and Carolyn Ross, daughter of the Artist Tony Hart, to talk about an exhibition of his work which is also being shown at the museum.
To take part go to the museum's website to book a place: www.buckscountymuseum.org It's free but please feel free to make a donation to support the museum.
Hopefully you will be able to visit the exhibition in person after the lockdown ends.
Oh my gosh, what a year we have had! I hope you are keeping well and are not too disappointed with the Christmas restrictions.
After several postponements the Bucks Art Society Centenary exhibition at the Bucks County museum finally opened on the 16th December only to close 2 days later because of new tier restrictions. It looks absolutely wonderful and it was lovely to see art in the flesh rather than images online. The Exhibition is due to re-open in the new year from 7thJanuary – 20th March, Covid permitting. It is well worth a visit if you can make it, just remember you have to book online at the museum website www.buckscountymuseum.org . Entry is free but the museum would appreciate any donations.
In the gallery there are also some of Tony Hart’s artwork, do you remember him from the T.V. with his assistant Morph?
The centenary exhibition has caused me to do some interesting advertising. I had an interview with Sandra Smith for the Vale Life magazine (in the current issue - see below) and an interview for radio which I was quite nervous about. It wasn’t as bad as I thought and it will be aired on Wycombe Sound once the Centenary exhibition is reopened.
In other news I have written a tutorial for ‘Paint’ magazine which is produced by the SAA (Society for All Artists) and it will be in the January issue. I was also invited to join the Oxford Art Society which I have accepted.