Happy to have been invited to join the Grandmasters

I am very happy to have been invited to join one hundred contempory artists whose works and biographies are being featured on the grandmasters website. The site´s curator Beatrice Cloake NAPA has selected today’s Grandmasters of Art from the many thousand websites available.
Beatrice wants the world to be once more educated in Fine Art. She is fighting in the name of all artists who believe in their craft and dedicate their lives to well executed work.

You will enjoy every page of the grandmasters website.

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Updated an older post

If you link to other websites you sometimes end up with broken links. The item you wanted to tell your followers about has disappeared.

This morning I discovered one of those unfortunate connections. I have replaced the link so that you can enjoy the wonderful work of an excellent contemporary painter. It is a 17 minute time lapse speed painting video showing the creation of a beautiful landscape. Please take a look it is well worth it.

 

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Summer Festival of Art Exhibition 2019

photo Lynn Drake

Spanish Barn Exhibition

Today the grand Summer Exhibition of Art opens at the Spanish Barn, Torre Abbey, Torquay. My award winning miniatures will be there as well. The exhibition is staged by the Torbay Guild of Artists which I am also a member of.

There will be very many paintings on display which can be seen until September 1.

Event Date:
17 th August through 1 rst September 2019 open Tuesdays to Sundays 10 am to 5 pm
Venue:
Spanish Barn, Torre Abbey, Torquay TQ2 5JE
Car parking is only a short 3 min walk away.
Admission is free.

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Preparing an Exhibition at a Shopping Centre

NAROMA Art ClubOur NAROMA Art Club are preparing an exhibition at a shopping centre in a nearby town. We contacted the centre organizers about vacancies. These days so many premises have been left abandoned as shoppers are buying online more and more.

One day people may realize that it is much more fun to see the things they want to buy in reality rather than on the small screen of a mobile phone. Also carbon emissions could be reduced if delivery vans did not have to travel around with returned goods when buyers find they did not like what they bought online. Furthermore we ought to be aware that millions of returned goods are simply destroyed.

Back to our plans. The centre organizers have been very helpful in persuading the property owner to let us rent the shop for a very reasonable fee. We are now in the middle of organizing the exhibition for our members. There will be room for about 80 paintings large and small.

We are going to be able to hang paintings on the walls and also make use of some folding screens in our possession. Two large tables will be on display in the showroom windows for smaller paintings like still lifes and miniatures.

The shop will be brightly lit during opening hours referring interested parties to our online service for enquiries. On Saturdays the shop will be open and we are going to take turns manning it and painting live in front of the visitors.

Still a number of things have yet to be clarified, such as how are we going to get a large sign to put up above the shop windows. The photo shows a possible solution in virtual reality created on my PC. We also want to find out how much lighting is going to cost us as the shop is rather large. The two shop windows are 4m wide each with a 2m wide door in the middle. Furthermore we will have to contact the authorities about a licence since all profits will obviously be taxable.

Exciting times. Let´s see what happens when we open in October.

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Exhibition at Feldmann Trust 2019

From August 14 through September 8 I will be exhibiting with the NAROMA Art Club at the Feldmann Trust in a nearby town. The show concentrates on contemporary realism and traditional representational art showing paintings in oils and acrylics on canvas or wood.

The photographs give you an idea of our display.

The venue will see lots of visitors as the trust´s cafe and restaurant is used for many social functions.

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Awards at Devon Art Society Summer Exhibition 2019

Have just been informed that I have won a “Highly Commended Certificate” for my Strawberries and Cream still life. I had entered three small paintings for the Devon Art Society´s big summer exhibition. Now one of them has been selected for the prize in the miniature paintings category.

There are hundreds of paintings on display which can be seen until August 11 at St.Anne´s Hall Babbacombe, Torquay in Devon England.
As a member of Devon Art Society of Torquay I have been exhibiting with them for quite a few years now winning several awards.
Event Date:
Saturday, July 27, 2019 – 10:00am to Sunday, August 11, 2019 – 6:00pm
Venue:
St Annes Hall, Babbacombe Road, Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3SN
Open daily 10am – 6pm
Admission is free

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Painting with Children

Last week I have been painting with children at a local school. Although they are already on holiday the children are being looked after at the school so that their parents can go to work. The school´s playtime staff invited me to work with the children and get them interested in art. After a brief introduction we set to work aiming to paint soap bubbles.

We started with them going out to blow bubbles to learn what they looked like. We then returned to the classroom to paint the background so that the bubbles would show up better than they would on a white canvas. While the acrylic paint was left to dry we went out again to blow more bubbles.

In order to create the circles for the bubbles we put white paint on the rim of plastic yoghurt cups. These were subsequently pressed briefly onto the canvas. The top of the cups gave us the wide circles while the bottom gave us smaller ones. Finally brushes were used to put the rainbow colours on the bubbles.

Apparently the children´s parents got to hear a lot about the experience and some of the playtime staff even had a go themselves.

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Group of Trees with Cows – Acrylic Painting

This acrylic painting of a group of trees with cows was inspired by B.C.Koekkoek. Rocks lining a brook create a small waterfall.

Visitors to a recent exhibition in which I participated commissioned me to paint this for them. It is a larger work of a similar painting which I produced some time ago.

This painting is 30x40cm in acrylics on wood.

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Devon Art Society Summer Exhibition 2019

Devon Art Society Summer Exhibition

St.Anne´s Hall Babbacombe

The Devon Art Society´s big summer exhibition is going to be held at St. Annes Hall, Babbacombe. There will be hundreds of paintings on display. The artists are showing new works covering classical themes such as floral, still-life, figurative and landscape as well as seascape subject matters and some abstracts too.
The Devon Art Society of Torquay has a long tradition of exhibiting and selling high quality paintings since 1912 when some of the greatest artists of their times were among the founder members. Visitors are welcome to talk with the artists to share their impressions as many of the artists will be present throughout the exhibition.
Event Date:
Saturday, July 27, 2019 – 10:00am to Sunday, August 11, 2019 – 6:00pm
Venue:
St Annes Hall, Babbacombe Road, Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3SN
Open daily 10am – 6pm
Admission is free

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2019 Auction in Favour of Underprivileged Children

painting by Pat HarrisonI am happy to say that two of my works have been accepted for an auction in September with proceeds going to help underprivileged children in a major city near my home town. The other painting I submitted was inspired by Renoir.

Many local artists have submitted paintings too.

A large number of art collectors and visitors always attended these annual auctions.

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