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cut open art exhibition

Saturday 1 December 2012

last weekend i submitted two ‘abstract’ paintings for The Cut Open 2012 art exhibition…

the handing-in day was very busy and it was very nice to meet & chat with some artists i know. i have not entered work into this annual show before and i am looking forward to visiting the exhibition at the cut arts centre next week.

the ‘cut  open 2012’ art exhibition opens on tuesday 4th december 2012, and continues to saturday 22nd december 2012.


About The Cut (from their website)

The Cut is located in an imposing former maltings building in the Suffolk market town of Halesworth in the heart of the Blyth Valley, a few miles inland from the popular East coast resort of Southwold.

The Cut is a lively community arts venue which offers Halesworth and the surrounding area a cultural mix of arts, from live music, theatre, dance, comedy and cinema, to leisure classes, training workshops and art exhibitions.

The Cut Open Art Exhibition 2012

Tuesday 4th December – Saturday 22nd December 2012

The Cut
New Cut
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two more paintings, unwrapped

Saturday 3 December 2011

two very small abstract paintings on canvas, created especially for the harleston gallery’s christmas art exhibition (see more small paintings created for this art show in the previous post)…

textures stripes square abstract painting - red, black, grey white striations

this is a very small painting measuring about 12cm square, in oxide orange-red, black, brown, grey and white textural striations. the subtly layered, mostly neutral hues (aside from the wide band of red) suggest muted elements of winter with a seasonal accent of red. at first, i wanted to call this canvas ‘brickish’ as i liked the sound of the word (but i am not sure it even exists), but i have decided to name it ‘redland’, because i was also thinking of greenland (where some believe santa claus lives)

square abstract painting - red, black, grey white strata stripes

[redland, 2011]

textures stripes square abstract painting - red, black, greys, white textured striations

more rustic minimalism, with a more neutral palette of colours… textured, weathered stripes in dark brown-black, putty, grey blue, white and light grey. this small, square canvas also measures about 12cm square and its title is ‘barnwood’….

small abstract painting, barnwood - blue grey, brown and white textured stripes

textures stripes square abstract painting, barnwood - greys, brown, light blue-grey, white striations

[barnwood, 2011]

square abstract paintings stripes

click to see more small abstract paintings in the harleston gallery’s christmas exhibition

if you live in norfolk (or suffolk), do visit out the harleston gallery, as there is an abundance of unique art & handmade crafts to browse, from small paintings and prints to ceramics, textiles and jewellery. they have a lovely café too. i thoroughly recommend the greek walnut cake with cinnamon syrup – it was delightful!

harleston gallery christmas show, 1 – 24 december 2011, harleston gallery, norfolk