My newly finished sculpture titled Resonance was delivered to the Brian Sinfield Gallery.
It is smaller compared to my usual work as it measures 48 cm tall.
It is constructed from shards of slate that flow out in concentric circles contained within an aluminium hoop supported by a stainless steel bar on a limestone base.
This piece was on my coffee table briefly and I found it hypnotic and was reluctant to take it to the gallery as it looked so at home.
The choice of materials that I work in are varied but I find myself always drawn back to slate that I have worked with for many years. I enjoy pulling together stone ,slate ,aluminium and steel ,all hard and strong to create a unique artwork .
I am delighted to have three of my sculptures accepted for the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists OPEN.
The sculptures are Horse Head 1 ,Light and Insight .(Horse & Insight seen here).
The exhibition is at the RBSA Gallery in Brook Street which is located in the world famous historic Jewellery Quarter in the UK's second city .
The RBSA has a great history and past presidents have included, Sir Edward Burne-Jones ,Sir John Everett Millias & Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema .
The standard of the art in this exhibition is extremely high and I am so pleased to have found my work along such great art in many mediums .
The exhibition runs until Saturday the 8th of April 2017.
I highly recommend you visit and take a look !
Happy day delivering my latest sculpture to the Brian Sinfield Gallery!
This piece was such a joy to sculpt and seamed to flow into its own form as I created it.
Part of the pattern was inspired by Maori carvings, but it also followed on from my previous sculpture named LIGHT.
Wow! This summer has been so lovely and full of trips to see all sorts of wonderful art exhibitions and places.
In May it started with the Oxford Art Week which takes place all across the county over three weeks in total.
I showed some of my sculture at the George Muller Studio with Bicester Sculpture Group.It is always a busy time cleaning up the studio where twenty of us share the space to work every week and then opening the doors to show our work in a clean 'Gallery Style' environment ! We work in a variety of materials so there is a very wide variety of Art to enjoy.
Then off to Florence ,galleria de Accademia ,Uffizi Galleria with Michelangelo ,Botticelli , Donatello ,Leonardo da Vinci etc !
ON FORM - ASTALL MANOR
A glorious sunny day for the fantastic stone sculpture exhibition 'On Form" held at Astall Manor,former home of the Mitford sisters.The exhibition seemed bigger and better than ever with some of the huge pieces set amongst the dream of a garden background ,continuing across the stream and into the meadow!
It also spills into the adjoining churchyard and the beautiful church itself .
I think Paul Vanstone's work is what I would like on my wish list , followed by Mel Fraser's colourful 'Pianeta Aranione' in Moroccan forest selenite !
If you haven't been to this magical place yet,make a date for 2018.It's a slice of heaven !
Two weeks ago I went to the last ever ART in ACTION at Waterperry ,again it was a beautiful sunny day to hunt around the marquees in search of art,creative experience and craftsmanship that comes to show what and how they make their treasures .My first choice came from the woodturning marquee.
Nick Barberton was busy carving some amazing and beautiful large bowls and wooden sculptures .so tactile and his patterns seemed to move as the light hit the work.
My most recent trip was to the Royal Academy for the Summer Exhibition .
I find this exhibition really inspiring as the range of work is so varied and everyone gets a chance to to part of the exhibition rom Jo Blogs to Sue Jones........whoop's I meant from Jo Blogs to Tracy Emmin !
I can't go because I have made my bed !!!!
My annual pilgrimage to Italy - this year it was to the beautiful city of Florence in Tuscany, home to some of the world's greatest art .
In the Galleria dell" Accademia where Michelangelo's David is displayed, taken from his original outdoor location.
The marvelous Uffizi Galleria where so much wonderful art takes a day to see and where my friend & I only left when my mosquito bite took a turn for the worse and we had trip to A&E !
Recovered there were many more days of joyous Art ,and many kilometres of walking - the local Gelatio helped sustain our journey ,but at every turn there are wonders and whenever we flagged ,a sculpture, church or ancient monument revived our spirits .
The Ironstone Art Prize exhibition is currently running at the Banbury Museum
- on till the 12th March 2016. I was delighted to have 2 pieces selected for this wonderful exhibition and so pleased that the Wire Horse head was placed in such an eye catching position .
This is the second sculpture that has been selected for the Ironstone Art Prize exhibition, this is more recent work that is new departure from my usual Equine subject . It is a great accolade to have one art work selected, but two sculptures in a respected gallery is a wonderful compliment.
My occasional blog
I prefer to create sculpture than write , but as and when there is something to post ,here it shall be!