Manchester Open 2022 Awards

My painting Oceans Apart No.20 (thin ice skating) was the winner of the Castlefield Gallery: Artist Professional Development Award – 50+ at the Manchester Open Awards presentation on Thursday.

New works in progress

I have started a new series of paintings working from my drawings of coastal areas.  By stretching and preparing the canvas myself I can control how much I want the canvas to absorb and leave raw areas of canvas exposed. The drawings I find translate well into paintings are those that are very open, containing very limited information and  space for me to play with a limited colour palette, translucency and obscuration.   By selecting the drawings that are enigmatic, it enables me to take the drawings at face value rather using them as a recall to memory.  The drawing is …