Over the last 6 months I have been working towards an exhibition which I am having with the sculptor, Jonathan Clarke. It will be held at AKA Contemporary in Cambridge and I will have over 20 new works.
The Private view is on Friday 10th November, 6 – 8pm – if you are able to come, please put it in your diaries! The exhibition will continue until Saturday 9th December. The gallery is open Wednesday – Friday 12am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 5pm and Monday and Tuesday by appointment – please be aware of the parking advice on their contacts page.
Jonathan and I have known each other for many years. Our practices couldn’t be more different – fire and water come to mind – but one of the themes that we share is working with repeated objects. This year has been no different and it will be interesting to see how the gallery puts us together. Their previous exhibitions have been full of variety and interest and I hope that ours will be too.
To me, still life is intimate yet worldly, simple yet powerful, quiet yet evocative. From the early years of still life painting objects were used as coded messages and symbols, conveying something more than their everyday purpose. My still life work is not conventional – I don’t arrange my objects within a scene – I lay similar objects infront of me as if they were on display in a museum, presenting them to be studied simply for what they are and what they evoke.
I am already preparing for 2024. Besides exhibiting at the annual RI exhibition in April at the Mall Galleries, London, I have also been invited to exhibit at the International Watercolour Masters (IWM) exhibition in Shropshire in May. In the same month I will be exhibiting at an RI satellite exhibition at the Iona House gallery in Woodstock.
My website has had a makeover – I hope that you like it!