Monday, 15 July 2013

Solo Exhibition at Buzz Gallery


If you are in Rotherham Town Centre, go and have a look at my exhibition.  It largely consists of unframed limited edition prints, selling for a mere £30, take one away and choose your own frame.  The show is at the Buzz Gallery, so called because you have to buzz the intercom to get in. Full address;
ROAR Art Space, 2nd Floor Westgate Chambers, Westgate, Rotherham, S60 1AN

My work is influenced by landscape and nature and places I love.  The works are moody and have lots of texture and various colour schemes.  As you can see from the images above the seashore often features in my artwork because I spend my holidays on the South West coast of the Republic of Ireland.
Although I have been visiting the area around Waterville, on the Ring of Kerry, for alot of years I am constantly inspired by the changing light and atmosphere of the coastal landscape and the distant mountains.

My local countryside also provides subject matter because even though I live in between Rotherham, Sheffield and Barnsley I am surrounded by woods, fields, and farm land - a typically English environment and natural world.

I collect lots of photographs of landscapes, seascapes and close ups of textures within the landscape, this has been an ongoing process for years. I start playing with paper collages in my sketchbook. I then begin to develop my ideas introducing different types of paper and mixing in paints and ink.  To make my limited edition prints I take fragments of photos and my sketches and using Photoshop I merge these two different artforms.