Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Priory Exhibition a Great Success


As mentioned here quite a few times over the last few weeks, last weekend was the Priory Arts Exhibition, the first exhibition to be held at this new venue.

I must admit, I wasn't expecting too much in the run up to the event. I had seen the venue beforehand, so I knew that would be great, and I could tell it was being very well organised, but The Priory Barn at Syningthwaite near Wetherby is in a location that has very little passing traffic. As it turned out, it was very well advertised, and we had an excellent number of visitors over the weekend.

The preview evening on the Friday was packed to the rafters (or to the massive exposed beams) with people happy to spend and not simply there for free champagne and canap├ęs. There was a nice mix of work from the 5 artists, and all 5 had a great weekend.

The Priory makes a great exhibition venue, and would be a great place for a wedding (as it is usually used for).

Emma Stothard's amazing life size bull made from willow greeting visitors in the entrance.

My section was already looking 'thin' by Sunday morning.


Nikky Corker's stunning work.

For anyone interested in the location and facilities at the priory, their URL is http://www.priorycottages.co.uk/

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Art Exhibition

ART IN THE PRIORY EXHIBITION

Readers of this blog (or viewers - there isn't usually too much to read!) will have noticed that i've been frantically drawing for the last few weeks preparing for a new exhibition. This Saturday and Sunday, I will be exhibiting work at a new Priory Barn at Syningthwaite near Wetherby.

There will be work from 4 other Yorkshire Artists Nikky Corker, Vivienne Rawnsley, Emma Stothard and Sandie Turner.

The exhibition is open from 10am until 4pm both days, so if you're in the area, drop in.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Golden Eagle Study

Golden Eagle Study
Image size 16.5"x11.5"
All originals done! Time to get them printed and mounted!

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Herdwick Study

Herdwick Tup
Image size 15.5"x11.5"
The penultimate drawing before next week's exhibition. I now have 3 days to start and complete a Golden Eagle study!!

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Speed under pressure!

Barn Owl at Rest
Image size approx 16x12"

It's amazing what a little pressure can do to my drawing speed. With only 9 days until my first exhibition of the year, this is the only original I currently have (the last Hare drawing sold before it was finished). I'm hoping to get at least another 2 originals ready for the exhibition, so there'll be no respite yet!

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Hare - On the Lookout

'On The Lookout'
Size approx 15.5x12"
Finally got around to finishing this Hare drawing having started it almost 2 months ago (which is a long time for me). I have an exhibition in 2 weeks, which this drawing isn't for, so I need to get straight back to the drawing board!