New house, new studio space

I have been a bit quiet on my social media and website recently due to a house move and the construction of my new workspace….it is still under wraps at the moment …….

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Second Art Fair in May

There is a Fair in the beautiful Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum for the first time this May.

It is the Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair and I will be exhibiting 4 works with Smithy Gallery, the fair runs from 11th -13th May. Details at www.gcaf.co.uk

 'The Otter and his prize'  a life-size swimming Otter proudly hanging on to its fish-shaped jelly mould 

'The Otter and his prize'  a life-size swimming Otter proudly hanging on to its fish-shaped jelly mould 

 'Leaping Pine Marten' a life-size wire and expanded foam form covered in Scottish tweeds and 'found' objects

'Leaping Pine Marten' a life-size wire and expanded foam form covered in Scottish tweeds and 'found' objects

 'Lion at heart' life size feline full of attitude

'Lion at heart' life size feline full of attitude

 'Cygnus' a life-size Bronze resin Swan to reside in your garden

'Cygnus' a life-size Bronze resin Swan to reside in your garden

Two Art Fairs in May

May is THE month for Art Fairs!

I shall be exhibiting at two fairs in May the first is the Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead and I will be showing 5 sculptures with EAS galleries, details at www.affordableartfair.com/fairs/london-hampstead

 Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo)   a very arresting Owl from various found materials residing on his own Deed box

Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo)   a very arresting Owl from various found materials residing on his own Deed box

 A Parliament of Owls      made from wire, tin and an old cash box, they give sage advice

A Parliament of Owls      made from wire, tin and an old cash box, they give sage advice

 'Rapid response' the Hare with all the things he needs to help attached to his collar

'Rapid response' the Hare with all the things he needs to help attached to his collar

 'Thimble-tip' the cat

'Thimble-tip' the cat

 'Elegant Hound'   a beautiful creature made from wire, and textiles 

'Elegant Hound'   a beautiful creature made from wire, and textiles 

Australian Magazine 'Junkies'

Just a big thank you to Junkies Magazine from Australia, they champion 'Rethink, Reuse, Reduce, Recycle' all subjects close to my heart. They have given me a huge 6 page spread about my work....

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National Trust at Greys Court

This year I will be exhibiting for the first time with the Oxford Group of Sculptors. The venue is the beautiful house and gardens of Greys Court just outside of Henley on Thames.
The exhibition will be open every day from 10am - 5 pm from Saturday 3rd June until Sunday 25th June.
It is a great privilege to be exhibiting in such a marvellous venue and my Cockerel and Hen will be in excellent company there!

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greys-court 
 

 

 

Cockerel
My Hen looks good

British Craft Council Pavilion at the London Design Fair

I am so delighted to have been selected to have a stand at this years London Design Fair where, for the first time, the British Crafts Council are having their own large pavilion with 25 selected makers. The fair takes place at The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1 6QL from September 22-25th (the first two days are Trade and Press only) If you would like to meet me in person, I shall be there every day showing off new pieces.

www.londondesignfair.co.uk/features/british-craft-pavilion

 This Horse and Foal made from all manner of recycled and found objects will be amongst many other pieces on show at the Fair, to give an idea of size, the larger Horse is approx. 50cm H x 50cm L

This Horse and Foal made from all manner of recycled and found objects will be amongst many other pieces on show at the Fair, to give an idea of size, the larger Horse is approx. 50cm H x 50cm L

Bucks Open Studios

From the 11th - 26th June, 20 of my bird pieces will be on display at the lovely Alphabet Soup gallery in Great Missenden, Bucks HP16 0AL. They are open every day apart from Sundays from 9.30am - 5pm. Hope some of you can get to visit, lots of other venues to see in the area.

 

 Just some of my flock that will be available at Alphabet Soup

Just some of my flock that will be available at Alphabet Soup

Another Life at Leeds Craft Centre and Design Gallery

I’m delighted to be taking part in this show in Leeds which starts on the 19th March and runs until 25th June. It celebrates artists and craftsmen who use found and discarded materials to create something new and even better! So many wonderful pieces will be there.

I have two of my animals in the show: ‘Black Swan’, life sized with the armature made from wooden furniture off-cuts and plaster, over which I tightly bound and stitched strips of vintage fabric, leather and black wire.

The other piece is ‘Fish please’ the life size cat, it has an armature of old wire netting onto which I attached numerous ‘found’ objects with copper from electrical wiring. Amongst the many objects used are cutlery, horse brasses, typewriter keys, watch parts, an old tin tray and several buckles and keys.

www.craftcentreleeds.co.uk/#!another-life/c8bf

 Black Swan

Black Swan

Fish please  the Cat

'Fish please' the cat

Summer Cocktail at the Union Gallery

Two of my Hares, 'Penny for your thoughts' and 'H is for handsome Hare' are part of the Union Gallery's Summer Cocktail show. It opens on 10th July and runs until the 2nd August.
5 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3JU   

'Penny' and 'Handsome' 70cm high


Sculpture on the Farm

My Young Alpaca or 'Cria' will be at Sculpture on the Farm from 13th-28th June 2015. It is a beautiful venue where Alpacas are bred and there will be approximately 300 artworks to browse around, both inside and out in the open.

'Cria'is 60cm High and made from an assortment of selected recycled objects.

 Cria the Alpaca

Cria the Alpaca

The Dog Show in Brighton

 

Shaggy Hounds in Bath

These two dogs, Scottish Deerhound and The Haberdasher's Hound are both made from recycled fabrics ranging from Tartans and Hound's Tooth Tweed to curtains and Paisley.

They are some of my work showing at the Bath gallery 44AD, the  PV is tomorrow 24th March (running until Sunday 29th March)

 

Exhibition in Bath

I'm part of a group show at the new gallery 44AD in Bath (just next to the Baths as it happens!)

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Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

'Fishoek' the Cat and 'Carriage Horse' will be among the many pieces that I shall be exhibiting next week on stand L8 with Art Amatoria at AAF, Battersea, London.
Other pieces of mine will include squirrels, dogs, birds and mushrooms!
The show runs from Thursday 23rd Oct to Sunday 26th Oct and is always really busy and full of fascinating works of Art.

more details can be found here   www.affordableartfair.co.uk

 

Art Scope Gallery at CircleReading Hospital

Just back from setting up two pieces at this beautiful hospital in Reading, when I need surgery I want to go here as an NHS Patient. Even walking into the reception I feel uplifted, artwork and light everywhere, Fabulous!

So my zebra colt, Savannah and the Marlin, 'Hemingway' are now safely there and I hope they can bring some smiles to the hospital visitors.......

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