Delicious Dorset

Delicious Dorset

Anyone who has known Dorset all their lives will find it a very hard place to leave. It leaves poetry in your veins. Dorset folk know how to sum up Dorset in few, and singularly simple words. This exhibition is an ode to having Dorset and the Dorset way in my veins,...
Sketches in Clay

Sketches in Clay

Women as vessels. The collection so far is of a domestic kind – figureheads on boats become creatures in their own right – ceramic people that contain liquid, and pour as jugs. Sculptures that are also vases made to display the fleeting beauty of fresh...
Sussex

Sussex

There is nothing nicer in all the world to be packing sandwiches and a flask of coffee when the sun is shining knowing its because you are heading out across the fields to set up an easel for a painting. The light is guaranteed to change all day giving a breath of...
Destruction for Lift – Off

Destruction for Lift – Off

Sketching is an essential part of an artist’s life. To quote the Master Penman Jake Weidmann, “You should study 50% as much as you practice.” I have spent this year going back to thinking in my sketchbook. Drawing directly from life not only hones in on skills, but...
Three Policemen

Three Policemen

This latest body of work is inspired by the book “The Third Policeman”, by Flann O’Brien. He wrote the book at the same time Picasso and the Cubists were painting three dimensions onto a flat page in a semi abstract way. The book is written in a very visual way; when...
Philomena At Home with the Surrealists

Philomena At Home with the Surrealists

The painter Philomena Harmsworth had her first “awestruck about a piece of art” moment at the age of 17, looking in a school textbook at the collection of sculpture in the garden of Farley Farm House. She realised that she was looking at something that she did not...

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