News and Events

From time to time I will write about the ups and downs of the studio, add bits and pieces of news, exhibitions, and other exciting events.

Returned from France

23/06/2022

Packing paintings for Ireland
Rough Seas 60x60cm oil on canvas
Gorse on the Common 70x72 oil on canvas
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West Berkshire& North Hampshire Open Studios

12/05/2022

This year I am opening my studio weekend in May 10.00-5.00 Link text here... ...more

Contemporary Art Fair Newbury

22/04/2022

Stand 29

I have just returned from hanging paintings on stand 29 of the Contemporary Art Fair Newbury. Private view this evening.
The fair was not very busy and was a little disappointing but I spoke to lots of friendly people who admired my paintings and make complimentary remarks' handed out masses of cards and made modest sales. Other artists liked the paintings which is encouraging!
Busy week coming up paintings to deliver to two exhibitions in Newbury for the West Berkshire & North Hampshire Open Studios event..

April Exhibition

19/03/2022

Festival of Arts and Crafts
The Base
Greenham Business Park
festival of Arts and Crafts.
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Big Blushing

18/03/2022

Big Blushing 120x50x4 cm oil on canvas

Commission ...more

Preparing for CAF and Open Studios

31/01/2022

Painting frames
painting frames
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Review of 2021

31/12/2021

studio2021
new oil landscapes drying ...more

Howarth's Gallery

31/10/2021

Window display of my paintings
Howarth's Gallery.
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Louise Balaam Workshop

05/10/2021

Terrific week in West Bay Bridport.
Bridport 4
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West Berkshire North Hampshire Open Studio

11/09/2021

WBNHOS poster for Proteus

Group exhibition by 11 artists. ...more

Insight

10/09/2021

Insight 2021

Insight exhibition opens next week ...more

Open Studios

04/09/2021

open studio 21

An important event ! ...more

recent Exhibitions

04/09/2021

Seagulls Always Follow Fishing Boats 40x40 cm. acrylic
gone to new home ...more

Newbury Contemporary Art Fair.

29/07/2021

Saturday July 31 10.00-6.00-Sunday August 1 10.00-5.00
Paintings fro CAF

preparation and packing up paintings. ...more

Sales

29/06/2021

Shipping to the U.S
Autumn Rains 60x60x4 acrylic on canvas.
October Misty Morning 50x40cm
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Planning ahead.

20/06/2021

I am planning for next year in the hope that the situation will be a little more normal. Next year is going to be ambitious, I submitted to Contemporary Art Fairs to be an exhibitor and I have been positively confirmed. So next year I will be exhibiting at my first art fair which is held at Newbury racecourse in one of the stands. This year I am helping a friend so I can see how the system works. It will be really exciting, and I am looking forward to taking part tremendously.

Proteus exhibition confirmed

22/05/2021

The Group Exhibition at Proteus Creation Space has been confirmed for June 21- 30, which is exciting. I have not decided what to show yet as the details have yet to be released and the display space is unknown. Alas exhibition has been put back again until later in the year

Exhibitions

22/05/2021

St Barbe Gallery and The Allen Gallery
Forests of the night 70x70 cm. acrylic on canvas
March - A Break in the Weather 70x70cm Acrylic on canvas
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Winchester Art Society Award

10/04/2021

March -Passing Showers 30x30cm acrylic on canvas

Acrylic prize March- Passing Showers ...more

Hanging system

13/03/2021

Installing 2m. length of hanging system on the empty wall .
Installing hanging system
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Blue in Conversation With Yellow

01/03/2021

Blue in conversation with yellow  installed
Installed at Client's home ...more

A strong start to the year

18/02/2021

Following the very strong December with three paintings sent to Germany and one to the U.K, I have had a very good beginning to the year with two more painting sold
Sky Touch Sea in January and
Blue in Conversation with Yellow
Blue in Conversation with Yellow 80x80 cm.
packed for dispatch tomorrow.

Review of 2020

23/01/2021

new studio exterior

A curates egg of a year! ...more

First Post for 2021

01/01/2021

Sales and studio
New studio interior
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Forests of the night

14/11/2020

painting the text
Filling in text
Tyger Tyger
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Sorting out

03/10/2020

Preparations for moving out of the studio
rejects 1
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It's been a bit hot!

15/08/2020

Painting in the courtyard
this week has been unusually hot. The studio was so hot I moved the easel outside so I could carry on painting for a while. The mornings were O.K but after lunch the windows which face south so I can look down the garden heated up the studio like an oven.Now on Saturday the temperature has dropped dramatically, and it's humid and overcast. Along with the other participants I should be looking forward to Open Studios but alas the virus has intervened.

Once More Towards the Island

04/07/2020

Towards the Island Once More ...more

Catching up.

14/06/2020

Earth Song ...more

Relaxation Day

28/04/2020

Hanging out to dry!
prints
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Sherry at Home

09/04/2020

beginning work
The Garden, house, and other objects ...more

A Challenging year

28/03/2020

Exhibition Blues.
Sheep Shed gallery

Cancelled Sheep Shed exhibition ...more

New framing for March exhibition

12/02/2020

I like to frame smaller paintings to give them more importance and it sets the works off on the wall.
This is Colin of Kudos Frames measuring up some of the paintings
Colin measuring up for framing
3 frames on work bench
Three frames completed and painted matt Slate Grey with a white interior edge.

Towards the Hill framed
Towards the Hill framed in the studio
Sunny December framed to complement Autumn Equinox which is framed in the same style float frame.

Plans for 2020

02/02/2020

Exhibitions
Weyhill Poster
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New Landscape Project

22/11/2019

Towards the Hill 50x70cm. mixed media on canvas
Towards the Hill ...more

Busy Weekend

02/10/2019

Handing in to local exhibitions
Barnacle Bill Driftwood sculpture
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Hampshire Open Studio 2019

28/08/2019

]Hot hot hot! ...more

Interiors

17/11/2018

New Paintings ...more

Transformation

25/08/2018

Before
Before
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Hampshire Open Studios

19/08/2018

Less than a week to go
mounting watercolours
mounting watercolours
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something different !

16/07/2018

Blending and layers
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Been busy....

12/05/2018

Reorganising and
Another Day in the Dunes 30x30 cm acrylic on canvas
Preparing for Hampshire Open Studios ...more

Five new paintings

24/03/2018

Details of the first paintings based my February sketching trip
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Cold Bright Day

11/02/2018

Sketching in the cold ...more

something a little eccentric

05/02/2018

Painting with words... ...more

December

18/12/2017

The Mall Galleries Discerning Eye Exhibition ...more

Another Exhibition

18/12/2017

Four Abstracts for Sherfield Gallery ...more