‘It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are’
‘To be nobody but yourself in a world
which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting’
(E. E. Cummings)
I thought I’d share the start and finish points of one of my paintings...
..: and this is the finished painting - lovely blocks of high quality (therefore highly pigmented) oil paints. You can see how much the finished painting has evolved from the drawing - whilst it’s based on reality, I like to use a lot of added imagination and artistic licence to move the painting onwards
May is traditionally the month for Derbyshires’ main art events for me, with the Belper Arts Trail, Belper Open Stusios and Derbyshire Open Arts happening.
All three events were very enjoyable and thank you to everyone who visited and bought paintings and cards. Quite a few people signed up to my newsletter, so I will endeavour to get something interesting emailed out soon!
In the meantime here is a round up of some of this months work...
Today is Saturday 25 May, the first day of the 2019 Derbyshire/Belper open studio weekend.
It’s been a good day, beautiful weather, and a steady flow of visitors to my home studio on the edge of the market town of Belper.
As well as chatting to visitors about my work, I’ve managed to do the drawing of a new painting and get down the blues....
This weekend (25-27 May) is the annual Derbyshire Open Studio weekend, and as usual I’ll be opening my doors to the pubic.
This year I’ve had a big studio clear out and have over 20 original paintings at bargain prices, to make room for new work, as storage space is at a premium!
I’ve also got lots of greeting cards for sale too.
I’m open. 10-5 each day, details on the NEWS page.
Today, the grass is greener than I have ever seen
Today, the sky is bluer than it has ever been
And today, my heart is beating like I've never felt it beat
And today, the flowers are growing from the ground beneath my feet
Today, my hope is stronger and the vision's clearer
To walk in love eternal, the path that takes me nearer
And to You, the music's playing like it has never done
And to You, my feet are dancing underneath the sun
In You, I live
In You, I live
In You, I live and breathe
(‘Today’ by Iona)