OK, confession time. Having discovered the ease with which Facebook can be updated, I have been very, very remiss at posting any news. In fact, I have been shamed into it by one of my former colleagues having done something terribly exciting with her life, and writing a blog about it (it’s highly amusing, so have a look at “Lost in Valencia” by Liz French: lizfrenchwordpresscom.wordpress.com ). Anyway, this is the polar opposite of amusing, so to get on with the late summer/early autumn news.
First up, September saw “Winter Lake” accepted for the South West Academy Exhibition. Given this august institution features some really wonderful artists, it was a real honour and privilege to get a painting accepted:
And speaking of great artists in SWAc, if you haven’t seen it already, get to RAMM before the 1st November to see an absolutely superb exhibition of Alan Cotton paintings.
Anyway, at last, some new paintings. Actually things haven’t been quite as slow as it seems as I have been working on a large commissioned piece (though, as a result, I sense a New Year’s Resolution of “no more commissions” in the pipeline!). In between, I have been working on a few paintings on two themes, both Devon-related. Two of them I have uploaded here are the direct result of several journeys to London during the summer. I made a point of putting the laptop away and concentrating on the landscape for the section between Newton Abbot and Exeter – surely one of the great railway journeys of the world.
One of those has already been placed on the website (See Evening Sun, Speeding Shadows), but two more have been added – one going up, as it were, and one going down (the train spotters amongst you will know that “up” is always in the direction of London, whilst “down” is the opposite. Maybe it helps if you’ve been brought up on a railway station)