A Solo Show in Cambridge


I have a new solo exhibition at Cambridge Contemporary Artthis month. It’s called ‘Destinations and Departures’ and is on until 24thNovember. I have both prints and paintings on show, and I must say, it looks pretty good, mostly due to the expert hanging, of course.

Unfortunately, getting to the Private View turned out to be a bit of a marathon. We left London on Friday afternoon at 4pm, expecting to arrive at 5.15pm, looking forward to a quiet drink and a light meal before the opening. Unfortunately the gods had something else in mind for us and after a litany of misfortunes – the usual downpours, accidents, and breakdowns (other cars, and my mental state), we finally arrived at 7.20, a good ten minutes before the end. I had only time to throw down a glass of wine and talk to the handful of visitors remaining. Apparently there had been a queue to get in – I could have been like a film star on the red carpet, only I was stuck on the motorway….

At least it won’t be so bad getting home to London, we thought. After all, that Friday night traffic will be going the other way – but we reckoned without the police completely closing the M11, due to yet another accident. Still, I mustn’t complain, as we had a lovely drive down narrow A roads, along with all the other motorway traffic, and finally arrived home at 10.25, a round trip of six and a half hours.
To cap it all, my official photographer (aka partner) had a streaming cold and had been unable to lift his weary arms to take many photos, or even focus the camera properly….
Here is a photo of me with some of the wonderful team who work at the gallery – I would like to point out that I am actually 5’8” and have never felt short in my life, but looking at this picture, I look like a hobbit. Oh well…
And, looking on the bright side, all that sitting in queues on the motorway has given me some inspiration for a new print – looking towards the Blackwall Tunnel, on the A102. There’s always a silver lining….

Kings Cross Station – Painting in Progress….


I’ve been busy this last week or two trying to resolve some paintings, which are needed for a solo exhibition later in the year at Cambridge Contemporary Art. This one is of Kings Cross Station, looking back towards the entrance. Progress as usual is tortuously slow, sigh.
Looking on the bright side, at least I have a title for the exhibition, ‘Destinations and Departures’, even if there are no paintings in it…..

Current Exhibitions

The Royal Society of Painter Printmakers’ Annual Exhibition has started at Bankside Gallery in London. It’s on for another three weeks, until Saturday 9th June. This show is always worth seeing, especially if you’re interested in printmaking, as there is a huge variety of techniques and styles on display. All the work is for sale at really competitive prices.
During the exhibition, I will be taking part in a Meet the Artist session (with Angie Lewin) on Sunday 27th May – more on this later…

And it’s the last week for the London Calling show at Cambridge Contemporary Art– ends on Sunday 20th May. Lots of London themed work from the likes of Paul Catherall, Frank Kiely and me too, obviously. Drop in if you’re in the area…

This is a linocut called Midnight Cowboy, available framed only from Cambridge Contemporary Art.

Waterlands Exhibition at Cambridge

My three new seaside prints, framed and ready to deliver this week to Cambridge Contemporary Art for their new exhibition ‘Waterlands – East Anglian Landscapes and Seascapes’.

On the left is Wishful Thinking, then in the middle is Indian Summer, and finally on the right is The Last To Leave. They are £295 framed (54x54cms) and £230 unframed (34x33cms).

The exhibition is on from 31st March – 22nd April 2012, and is open every day.

Last Few Days !

It’s the last chance to drop in and see my solo exhibition at Cambridge Contemporary Art – it has been extended for an extra week and this Bank Holiday Monday is the very last day.

All my lino cuts from the last few years are on show in the gallery, including a few rare ones not often exhibited. Although most of the framed copies have sold, there are still unframed ones available to buy.

I also have some paintings to see, including this one, Way Out, featured on the front of the invitation, (although it’s now sold).

Christmas Show in Cambridge

I will be having some framed work on show in Cambridge Contemporary Art from 14th November to 24th December.

This is in their mixed Christmas Exhibition and has a wonderfully varied range of art, perfect for presents!
Come along and have a look..

Cambridge Contemporary Art,
6 Trinity Street,
Cambridge, CB2 1SU
Tel 01223 324 222

The image shown is Midnight Metro and is available to view at the gallery.