I’ve recently started a new project, focusing on the Pit Girls and women – also known as Patch Girls – who used to labour in the Tredegar iron and coal works.
One of the most striking features in the few photos that exist of them, taken by William Clayton in 1865, was the extraordinary hats they wore with their daily work clothes. I’ve attempted to recreate a few examples here.
Very pleased to be taking part in the new Easterly Artists Trail, 11am–5pm, Saturday– Sunday 16-17 June.
I’ll be joining 4 other local artists in the Waveney area in Suffolk, to open our studios to the public and give visitors the opportunity to meet us direct and ask us (almost!) any questions about our practice.
Dropped into one of my old haunts on the way back from a very successful show at the Court Cupboard Gallery, to be greeted by the owners asking to keep some of my work and display it on the walls in the restaurant. Bonus!
If you’re in the area, drop by to see it and enjoy something from their excellent menu at Llangattock Lingoed (NP7 8RR). Cheers, Jim, Grace, Chris & Beryl 🙂
The show in Court Cupboard Gallery went well, after braving the Welsh snow in time for the set-up and launch event… There’s a shot of the exhibition space below.
Meanwhile, this year’s Suffolk Open Studios is upon us again – see the shot below, preparing one of the works for display as part of the programme. My studio will be open the first 3 weekends in June: 2–3, 9–10 and 16–17. Please come and visit!
It’s been a long winter, so it’s good to kick off 2018 with a new show at the Court Cupboard Gallery, Llantilio Pertholey, just outside Abergavenny.
The exhibition runs 9 March–10 May and will feature new work drawn from my own memories of the surrounding area, so I’m very much looking forward to seeing it on display in what really is a wonderful location.