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A Big Thank You to all who came along to see the new work, Further Reflections, at Burgh House and especially to those who bought pieces. As well as an opportunity to show pochade work from the last four road trips, I was also able to display some of the larger canvasses derived from the smaller panel pieces.
Since many of the smaller pochade panels can be viewed here in Gallery 4 (for Wales) and Gallery 6 (for the West Coast of Ireland) I would urge you to go there and check them out, rather than the indistinct versions in the background of these shots. I have also included a couple of pictures here of Pauline Finnegan’s excellent ceramic series Trade, too.
A brief introduction to those who don’t know my work. I am principally a landscape painter, someone who goes out to paint in the landscape. I travel by motorbike, put up somewhere for a few days and paint what attracts my eye – sometimes these are one-off trips, but more commonly I can be gone for three weeks or more, as this gives me a chance to explore the area I’m stopping in.
To connect my coastal route around Britain, having effectively painted from Whitby in the East to Rhyl in the West, I’d like my next outings to take in either the Lake District, or North Yorkshire, and then further north towards Scotland. Whether I take on the immensity of a Scottish trip at the same time remains to be seen, as it is a question of logistics, since a three-week trip alone will not cover the land north of the border. Supply dumps, re-ups and returning pictures home are all factors that make the journey more resemble those of Shackleton or Scott, though thankfully without having to eat the transportation.
The galleries listed at the top of the page will take you through some of my favourite excursions, including travels to Penang, the Turner Tour and the Russell Square series among others. If you have any questions or would like to know more about the art or its availability, please do get in touch…
I hope that you enjoy them…
Special thanks are due to: Julie Janet, Norm and Jude Boyd, Faye Doswell, Jo Batterham, Russ and Pat Prett, Hugo and Pandora, Steve Piper, Vicky and Jim McIntaggert, Paul Gilbert, Otis Farnsworth and Rani Clarke, Pauline Finnegan, Vana, Dianne, Siobhan Dennehy, Louise in Caister, Ann and Graham Reid, Fran La Nave, Chip Carpenter, Michael Finnegan and all my patrons who bought work or helped fund me via IndieGoGo, for all their help and support on my adventures.