Last night was the opening of the Clifton Arts Club exhibition in the Gallery at Steak of the Arts, Bristol. I have two oils on canvas on show. The top painting is the view back from the tip of Chapel Point , Mevagissey, Cornwall. The houses on Chapel point were designed in the 1930's by architect John Campbell. The lower picture is the Grade 2 listed 18th century barn at Stokesheath Farm, Oxshott with a bed of purple phaecelia flowers in the foreground.
The first week of April 2017 brings unexpected warmth and the enjoyment of painting outdoors. No need for the indoor shelter of the Cheddar cottage. In gardens birch and even apple trees coming into leaf and some blossom nearly over. Many trees are now 2 weeks ahead but not oak and ash yet which are always last to leaf up. Painted in gardens and also had two trips to Leigh Woods (National Trust), North Somerset.
trying to paint on top of a cliff in november