artworks, an exhibition

Another farmscape, finished, box-framed and finally sent out into the world… (it’s a poor photograph due to it being hastily taken last night with a flash)…


[Farmscape II, chalk gesso and acrylic on canvas, 60cm x 120cm]

I will be exhibiting some works with the artists’ collective Artworks, at the Wingfield Barns Arts Centre. Artworks is a group of thirty professional artists based in East Anglia – covering the diverse practices of painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation art, ceramics, textiles and glass. The rural setting of the barns is fabulous for contemporary art – and there will also be affordable art for the smallest of budgets, including art cards, small 3D works and mounted drawings, paintings and prints for sale. The exhibition opens this weekend, and it runs from 10th to 25th April 2010, open daily 10am – 5pm.

As a new member of Artworks, I am looking forward to seeing the whole exhibition and meeting the other artists involved. During the exhibition some of the exhibiting artists will be doing art demonstrations – including myself – mine is loosely called building up textures – specifically to working on paper with mixed-media and layered monoprint processes.

I trawled through some of my photos to find some images that I felt might explain how the abstract canvas above, farmscape II, came about… (not that I ever work directly from photographs; taking the photographs helps with the memory of a visual experience)…

some recent farm photographs…

Again, I see parallels with the pattern of the wider farmed landscape, which some choose to see as somehow naturalised, of the raw elements…


[norfolk field, winter]


[suffolk field, spring]

R.I.P. Malcolm McLaren