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.
My show “Landscape & Memory” is on at the British Psychotherapy Foundation in London’s Kentish Town till the end of January 2015. The link is on the “Links” page. You’ll need to call them to make an appointment to see the work: 020 7482 2002.
I’m currently starting work on material for a new show scheduled to take place in June 2015, in Abergavenny. More details once I have a firm date and venue details.
Meanwhile, if you’d like to see any of my other work, please call to make a time to come round to my studio in North London.
The big news is that, following our move to Suffolk at the end of 2016, I now have my own studio with more space, excellent light and – almost a first for me – proper heating! It also doubles as a gallery, for me to show my new work. Here it is in the final stages of preparation: