in association with Visual Images Group, Bucks Art Weeks 2022
It’s come round to that time again – and this year I will be able to welcome you into my new studio on the ground floor in the beautiful 17th Century house at Westbury Farm. I am honoured to have taken on what was the kitchen in the 1600’s, with it’s huge inglenook fireplace.
This large, light room has a calm atmosphere and I now have the space to develop my practice, to have models and sitters and to make sculpture again.
Along with 12 fellow members of Artist Collective @ Westbury I will be in situ here to welcome visitors from 11th – 19th June. We also have guest artists The Rookwood Group showing work in the Barn. There will be refreshments (including cake!) and a chance to see and talk to artists at work. Please check the brochure or http://www.bucksartweeks.org.uk for details of individual artist’s opening times.
I am opening my own studio 11th – 19th June between the following times:
I have framed and unframed work for sale in the studio as well as pieces in the exhibition around the house. If you’d like to commission a portrait or other piece, this is a great opportunity to have a good look at some of my work and to talk in person about what you have in mind.
Of course it’s also a chance to come and be nosey! I’m happy to chat about my work, and it’s fine if you’d just like to browse…
Hope to see you in the next few days!
Here is a portrait of lovely Emma, made in a friend’s garden on a warm day just as Autumn was making the trees dance…
The picture was made from life in one sitting of approximately 4 hours, – then the background, dress and hair were finished off in the studio from a photograph.
I will be showing recent work alongside fellow artists in a mixed exhibition of paintings, prints, textiles, ceramics and wood. Please come along to browse and buy, or simply to chat to the artists and eat cake!
Here is a photo of a double portrait I did for a lovely lady called Jill, who commissioned this piece as a special thirtieth birthday present for her son, in memory of his father who sadly passed away three years ago this year.
It was executed in charcoal and watercolour on 640gms hot-pressed paper, in order to achieve a subtle grainy effect and to integrate colour in the roses, as requested.
Jill was delighted with the result: “Lawrence loved the picture, it was very emotional again buts that’s down to you and how wonderful you portrayed them both, the whole family were very complimentary.”
First the glow,
vermillion accents and a touch of the shadowy blues running down into ochre,
turning into green harmony
deep, warm bass notes in purple thought
a line of melody just heard
I’ve recently joined the Eagle Gallery Artists Co Operative in Bedford, and I’m very excited about it! The group run continuous shows at the gallery in Castle Street, Bedford. If you happen to be over that way, or fancy a day out in Bedford, there’s free parking along part of the Embankment, or in some of the side roads off Castle Street. The area boasts a lovely riverside walk and park with cafes, theatres, and of course the wonderful Cecil Higgins Museum – all just about within walking distance….http://www.eaglegalleryartists.co.uk/
I’m also taking part in the annual Autumn Art Shows with the Artists Network Bedfordshire: http://www.artsnetbeds.org.uk/art-trail-brochure/
The venues are dotted around the county of Bedfordshire, and most are open for the whole month.
I have work at the Golden Hare Gallery, Ampthill, – I thoroughly recommend a visit as it’s a delightful little gallery that’s full of beautiful paintings, prints, sculpture and pottery all artfully presented in an unusual setting: http://goldenhare.co.uk/
I also have work at the Cafe O.S.O. in Cranfield, which is a bustling contemporary cafe with cakes!
This coming weekend, a group of us are showing at the Memorial Hall, Woburn Sands, and I will be around on Saturday morning if you fancy calling in for a browse and a chat. The exhibition is open from 10.00-17.00 Saturday and Sunday.