Thursday, 3 May 2012

Since my last post I have spent some time on the south west coast of
Ireland, in County Kerry.  I find this place a great source of inspiration
every time I go there.  Aren't April showers and sunshine just gorgeous?

Great news since my return:

Coming soon...
- Three of my digital collages have been accepted to be exhibited large and
prominently in Rotherham town centre as part of the Gallery Town project
(, May onwards (exact date to be announced)

 - Two of my artworks will be part of the Holmfirth Art Week
(  taking place 1st to 7th July 2012

Currently showing -
 'Hung' A3 artwork at ROAR, Imperial Buildings, High St, Rotherham.  The
second ROAR exhibition including a range of work by members.

More art and photography workshops on offer this June:

Check out my website: for full details or
to download a brochure.

Choose from one of my three regular workshops (listed below),  each workshop
will be limited to 2/4 people for that personal touch.   They are held at my
home, which is close to Wentworth village and Wentworth Woodhouse, the
background for the popular book, 'Black Diamonds'.  Also  at nearby Elsecar
Heritage Centre there are the buildings which formed the workshops and
offices for the Fitzwilliam Coal Mines, surrounded by lovely woodland and
views affording opportunities to draw and sketch or take photos.

Regular workshops:
8th/9th June 2-5
Blank Canvas - starting from scratch and seeking inspiration from a range
of artwork, this workshop aims to show participants how to get over
painter's block and use a variety of painting techniques.
£20.00 per person including materials

21st/23rd June 2-5
Frame and Shoot - practical advice on getting good images from your
digital camera or mobile phone. Taking pictures outdoors - weather
£15.00 per person

27/28 June 2-5
Sketchbooking - learn the importance of an artist's sketchbook.  Drawings,
photos, and cut outs are used to fill the book. Sketching will take place
outdoors, weather permitting
£20.00 per person including materials.

Other dates can be arranged if the ones above are not available.

 Other options:-
- some one-2-one help with digital photography and image manipulation

- full days involving two of the above workshops

- lunch and an art session

- make a weekend of it, good accommodation is available nearby_

- larger groups, this can be arranged

Please get in touch by  phone on 07530111921 or email:

Anyway my back and legs are aching from all the weeding that needed to be done on
my return from Ireland.  If you feel the same then have a break from
gardening or work and take in an art exhibition or get creative at one of my

Best wishes,