It’s been a while! I don’t know about you but I am finding the COVID-19 lockdown a very mixed experience.
With an unwell family member, as you can imagine I’m sure, it’s been stressful and we are not out of the woods yet, but there is definitely light beginning to emerge at the end of the tunnel, praise be!
On the other hand not being allowed to go out has really given me an amazing opportunity to be creative here at home in my studio. So I have selflessly turned my back on the housework and am focusing on my art.
You’ll see I have added some of my general greetings cards to my site and I’m currently going through my canvases deciding which make the grade and which are destined for repainting. There’ll be some new canvases added to the website soon.
So I am sending you good wishes as the world begins, in places, to put a tentative foot outside the door.
I am so pleased to tell you that the book More Prayers with a God of Love has sold really well and we’re down to single figures! Thank you to everyone who has bought a copy, we have already sent a cheque to Open Doors for the monies raised so far.
I am considering mounting the original paintings I did for the book and offering them for sale unframed … watch this space!
It’s a theme I’m really interested in and am contemplating doing other sets, or series, including acrylic on canvas. I’m always drawn to the Stations of the Cross in churches I visit, which often then inspire me to produce my own interpretation.
These are gouache on watercolour paper with a double mount, I am not selling the originals but would take commissions, contact me for details. (Please excuse the photography, to avoid the reflections in the glass, I had to take the pictures from an angle so they look a little twisted.)
I paint mostly in acrylics on canvas, many of my paintings have a Christian spiritual meaning, but it is not religious art as such.
I have undertaken commissions for The Salvation Army in Brighton and Cheam Methodist church in Surrey, with their permission I will post images of those works in the gallery but I am unable to offer them for sale.
I designed a large stained glass window at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church along with many of their church banners.
I have also undertaken a series of murals – five life-sized wall paintings of Saints for the Chapel in the Inn, Brighton.
I have exhibited at Grand Parade, Brighton, George Street Gallery, Brighton (one-man show), Dorset Gardens Methodist Church and The Friends Centre in Brighton. I had two paintings accepted but not hung at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London. Also exhibited at The Open Art Gallery, Rottingdean; Mockingbird, Worthing; St Giles, Cripplegate, London (with Christian Arts) as well as Worcester Cathedral (also with Christian Arts). There are many of my paintings in private collections.