Until the event of the year -for me anyway…the annual Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage. It’s the weekend of 9/10 September 2017 (preview evening Friday 8 September) when the villagers of Staithes open their cottage doors to the public as temporary galleries for a selling exhibition of work by resident and visiting artists. I will be in Broome Cottage, Mount Pleasant -which is venue 20: right at the top of the village -if you come from the car park along the Old Stubble path, it’s the first venue on the right as the sea comes into view..and would be delighted to see as many of you as possible over the weekend!
Here’s a link to the main site
I’m delighted to announce I’ve been able to book the studios at Ilkley Art Studio for a series of workshops, following popular demand.
October Saturday 21, Sunday December 3 and Saturday February 17 next year!
Each one will be slightly different in content, again due to demand: here’s the flyer for the first one,which will follow the format of the successful sketch/painting event back in April: let’s hope the weather’s as kind!
I’ll publish fuller details of the others as we get nearer the dates…at least one will focus more on drawing and the challenges of perspective, but always in the context of line and wash.
Email or send me a message for full details.
So, after my last note, I’m pleased to say that the book has finally gone to print, after many changes to the cover design. I was trying to come up with a clever title for the book, but eventually settled on a ‘does what it says on the tin’ phrase.
It’s been listed for sale across on my Etsy shop, and delighted to see I had four orders within minutes!!
Here are a couple of photos…
……is nearly ready to go to print! I’;m just in the process of reading and re-reading the final page proofs before I press ‘go’…..
I feel very blessed that the previous 3 volumes of my little reproduction sketchbooks have been so well received and I’m delighted that I’m well ahead of my self imposed deadline: I usually have these ready to launch at the Staithes Festival in September, but if all goes to plan, they’ll be ready by the beginning of August!
I’m fortunate to have a large number of workshops booked well into next year, and, after a remark on my event in Ilkley last week, I thought it would be useful to list the dates and locations, so anyone interested can perhaps find one nearest?
Many of the workshops are run by art clubs and societies for their own membership, but I know many of them do active welcome visitors to their events, so if any of these interest you, drop me a line and I’ll be more than happy to put you in touch with the folks concerned.
Some are open to all comers though, and I’ve identified those with a capital P for public.
Here they are, in chronological order: I will update the list on monthly basis
*UPDATED 1 December -the workshop at Ilkley on the 17 February 2018 still has 2 places left…email me for details.
February 10 Workshop for Gibside Art Group
February 17 full day workshop at Ilkley Studios P
March 3 Workshop at Farsley Art Club
March 17 Workshop at Calder Graphics, Huddersfield P
March 24 Full day workshop for Penrith Art Society
April 20 Workshop at Artison, Masham
May 17 Line and wash day at Broadrake, Ingleton P
May 29 Workshop for Carlton Art Club, Snaith near Goole
June 13 Workshop for Camsall Art Society, near Wakefield.
June 15 Workshop for Crofton Art Society, near Wakefield.
September 22 Urban sketching workshop Calder Graphics, Huddersfield P
Here’s an example of what you can expect on such an event….
Absolutely delighted to have been invited to run my line and wash workshop for Calder Graphics in Huddersfield -a superb art shop with great facilities in an historic Victorian arcade in the centre of Huddersfield, just a few minutes’ stroll from the railway station …all details on this link…be lovely to see you there.
Here’s an example of my style, and typical of what you’ll learn on the day….