…as I sit in my gallery for the Somerset Arts Weeks 2015 exhibition. The shape of the room and the different areas of paintings gives me at least five areas of work. As they’re in different media and styles they sometimes need to be kept well apart from each other.
Then there is the work of my colleague and friend Sheila Jones though on the whole her silk paintings harmonize pretty well with my work.
So here I am surrounded by my ‘stuff’:
In the cider barn gallery, Spring Farm, Moorlinch
The ‘Field and Moor’ series has more then usually vibrant colours that sit happily with Sheila’s butterfly wing designs:
colourscape: scarves and pictures
Even bolder, and definitely corralled on another wall are two collages and mixed media flower pictures: Holly hocks and Poppies, plus a painting of Sweet peas:
Hollyhocks, Poppies and Sweetpeas
Sandwiched between the two bright painting walls comes a restrained black and white collection, drawings made in Troutbeck, near Ambleside, in the Lake District:
By the postbox i, 2, and 3, and other buildings
Just a couple of walls to go: new work from ‘just around the corner’: barns at Spring Farm, and Swans and Pollarded Willows down on the Somerset levels:
Ferguson Tractor – ‘Hidden Trasure’ in the barn, assorted barns
Dancing Trees, Fishing nets ion la Rance, Quantock Ponies and Glastonbury Abbey
And that’s it: walled in. Quite enjoyably, actually!