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Very flattered to appear in the fabulous Artists and Illustrators magazine this month!

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Hampshire Cultural Trust and Jane Austen House Museum Commission 2017.

I am very honoured to be undertaking a commission for Hampshire Cultural Trust which will see me working at Jane Austen’s house; now a museum, in a significant year in the author’s history. 2017 marks two hundred years since the author’s death and it is being commemorated in numerous ways and already gathering much attention nationally. If you would like to find out a little more about the plans for this special year please take a look at the website,  http://janeausten200.co.uk/

 

Finalist in Landscape Artist of the Year 2016

How amazingly exciting and unexpected, to spend my Summer taking part in the full blown competition after popping along as a ‘wildcard’ entry ….and then becoming one of the final three! Sadly missing out and falling at the last hurdle…but it’s not the first time ….and won’t be the last I suspect with this art game….

 

OLDER POST    (*Tomorrow is the final of the series. Gregor Henderson, Richard Allen and myself compete… Tune in to find out which one of us wins, at 8pm on Tuesday 22nd November on Sky Arts, or watch via NowTV or TalkTalk.)

WINNER!!

Sky Landscape artist of the Year 2016, Wildcard Heat Winner. 

I am delighted to let you all know that last night saw me win as a wildcard, in the final heat of Landscape Artist of the Year 2016, on Sky Arts at 8pm.

*Next week is the semifinal of the series. One of the six wildcard heat winners will make it through to the semifinal too. Tune in to find out which one of the wildcards makes it, at 8pm on Tuesday 22nd November on Sky Arts, or watch via NowTV or TalkTalk.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE NOTIFICATION!!

Tuesday November 15th at 8pm Sky Arts – also available on Now TV! – is the heat episode at Stowe, where I compete as a wild card…hope you’ll be watching!

 

 

“Landscape Artist of the Year” is back on Sky Arts

 

The search is on for the Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year (LAOTY) – with the first programme of the new series transmitted at 8pm on Tuesday, October 11.

This is the second series of the show, which is produced by London and Glasgow-based independent production company Storyvault Films. “Landscapes” first aired last year following the enormous success of Sky’s Portrait Artist of the Year (PAOTY), also from Storyvault Films, that has captured the public’s imagination since its launch in 2013.  Last year’s LAOTY was the best-performing, non-scripted series of all time and second-biggest series ever for Sky Arts, with viewing figures growing over the course of the series.

Both “Landscapes” and “Portraits” have been presented from their launch by TV personality and comedian Frank Skinner, alongside presenter and journalist Joan Bakewell – a leading figure in the arts for nearly six decades.  The judges are artist Tai Shan Schierenberg and independent curators Kate Bryan and Kathleen Soriano.  The show not only highlights the tremendous artistic talent from every corner of Britain and Ireland, but also how the beautiful British countryside has inspired past and present generations of artists.

Hundreds of entries were received for the 2016 competition, giving the judges the difficult task of whittling them down to 48 artists who went on to take part in six heats over the summer at three National Trust locations: Scotney Castle, Kent; Wray Castle, Lake Windermere and Stowe in Buckinghamshire.  Each heat was also open to a further 50 “wildcard” artists who were invited to compete for a potential slot in the semi-final.”

So I really hope you watch….I don’t have Sky but I’ll find a way….

 

Ashcroft Arts Centre Exhibition and Workshops.

My work is showing here until 21st October 2016 and I am delivering a few additional workshops during the Autumn months. Please see Ashcroft’s website for full details.

https://hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk

 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – at HAMPSHIRE OPEN STUDIOS in Ashcroft Arts Centre in Fareham.

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Pintar Rapido……..winner!!!!!!!!!

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And here I am freshly back from Wellington Square….all hot… and glad to be out of the sun in the cool of the Old Town Hall in Chelsea!

(I’m updating from my phone so I hope it posts correctly.)

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HOPING THIS LINK WORKS BUT THERE IS AN ARTICLE SHOWING MY WINNING PIECE FROM THIS YEAR’S PINTAR RAPIDO IN LONDON!!

HAMPSHIRE OPEN STUDIOS 2016 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT ASHCROFT ARTS CENTRE 22-27 AND 29TH AUGUST 2016.
I’m delighted to be taking part for a second year in Hampshire’s Open studios. It was a great spring board for me last year and this year you will find me exhibiting, and working in the great location of Fareham Arts Centre. See you there!

Upcoming events are lining up fast….

Burseldon Windmill whole day ‘en plain air’ workshop July 30th. 2016 with Fareham’s Ashcroft Arts Centre (and booked via them please).

MONDAY ‘EN PLEIN AIR‘ 1-4pm (weather permitting) – please use my contact page if you wish to join us, but please be aware places are almost all taken…..Shall we do another in an evening during the Summer months? Let me know if you are interested 🙂

Dates yet to be confirmed….

1.Seasonal ‘London Plane Tree’ day workshops at Ashcroft Arts Centre.

2.Monthly sketchbook development course – make a sketchbook and begin working in it! Very individualised; to suit all abilities and artistic areas of interest.

 

Exciting NEWS for February – SAVE THE DATE

I will be taking part in the Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea Town Hall, Kings Road, London, 13th and 14th Feb. It is my first Art Fair in London and I”m already planning what to take.

Private View Friday 12th 7.30pm – get in touch with me if you’d like an invite and I haven’t contacted you yet – would be lovely to see some friends there………..more detail to follow…

Arddangosfa ABERAERON Exhibition 2015.

I am looking forward to showing work again in my artistic home town!

Folk of Aberaeron; and its visitors too, have been hugely encouraging over many years and its a real pleasure to return to show my work there after such an eventful twelve months. A huge DIOLCH to Lloyd Motors for hosting me. Hope to see you there!

Monday 23rd. November – Monday 30th. November 2015 (PV Saturday 23rd. Invite only – email me for details)

OTHER CURRENT SHOWS – KYFFIN WILLIAMS DRAWING PRIZE, ANGLESEY (till early 2016) and SUNDAY TIMES WATERCOLOUR COMPETITION (opening on tour in Guilford 14th. Nov).

 

Sunday Times Watercolour Competition Finalist !

https://twitter.com/watercolourcomp/status/637913096393216001 -here’s the link to see all the finalists work.

Well done winners. See you in London at the Mall Galleries, SW1. Open to the public 14-19 Sept and then on tour……

sundaytimeswatercolour.org  – for more details. 

( Winners announced in the Culture Section on Sunday 30th Aug. Best of luck to all!)….

I am a finalist in this years competition having made it through the two rounds of judging, and will have my work on the wall in London in September which is a prize in itself. Thank you to all the judges!

Hampshire Open Studios 2015 in August  (Saturday August 22nd – Monday 31st inclusive).

The Open Studios in Hampshire is now in full swing; have a look at the website and come and say hello, watch me at work and chat with me about what I’m up to.   www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk

KYFFIN WILLIAMS DRAWING PRIZE Finalist 2015, which takes place in September.

I recieved notification today (29/5/15) that I have been shortlisted for the Oriel Ynys Môn prize for drawing; named after Sir Kyffin Williams. Three of my ink drawings from HMS Victory are under consideration.  www.kyffinwilliams.info/

SPICE ISLAND ART TRAIL 2015 – WINNER!

On Sunday 22nd June not only was I selected to exhibit in the Guildhall but also named overall winner of the trail and presented with a lovely trophy. Thanks to all at Portsmouth Festivities 2015.

SPICE ISLAND ART TRAIL ( posted 5/15)Delighted to anounce that I have been selected to take part in the Spice Island Art Trail on Sunday 21st June in Old Portsmouth.It’s a free event so why not come along and see 27 artist and work by many school children – the artists of the future.

JACKSON’S article link about Victory work!!!

The HMS Victory as painted by Kim Whitby

Recently I have worked on larger projects and final pieces that are large panoramic oil paintings. Here is a flavour of them. For really current things that I am working on have a look at my Blog.

H.M.S. Victory in the historic Dock Yard in Portsmouth.

These sketchbook works, culminated in the current exhibition, at Aberystwyth SoA, (22nd. Sept – 3rd. Oct 2014) It’s a long 13 metre piece, that’s 1.5 metres high.

Photographs to follow…..in fact here’s a link to a YouTube video tour of the exhibition. Hope you appreciate the art, if not the quality of the filming.

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Former H.M.S. Daedalus Fleet Air field, Lee on the Solent.

This panoramic painting is 20cm’s high and approximately 12 metres long and form a view through the perimeter fence at the former Naval base in Lee on the Solent.

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Daedalus sketchbooks SoA Aberystwyth
Daedalus sketchbooks SoA Aberystwyth
Daedalus panoramic and drawn book, SoA Aberystwyth.
Daedalus panoramic and drawn book, SoA Aberystwyth.
Setting up Daedalus exhibition SoA Aberystwyth.
Setting up Daedalus exhibition SoA Aberystwyth.