Exhibition at Harbour House, Kingsbridge
I had a very successful exhibition at Harbour House in September. We hung all of the daily prints on the double height end wall in the shape of the South West Peninsula. I doubt this will happen again for a while because very few galleries have such a big wall. It was amazing to see all the prints in one space - it made me realise how much work I have already done and gave a real sense of the journey.
I have been busy in the studio continuing with developing the sketches from the path. We have 140 miles to go from Brixham to Poole. This last stretch has had to be deferred as my left knee decided it didn't want to walk anymore - the arthroscopy is on 19th November! If all goes well we should be back on the path in the spring.
Other Exhibitions and Workshops
In collaboration with the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and Villages in Action, the Outline South West exhibition is visiting two villages in rural Devon (South Zeal and South Brent). In addition to the exhibition I am running one-day monoprinting workshops - here are some of the beautiful prints made at South Zeal:
The South Brent exhibition is next weekend Sat 9th - Sun 10th November. There is an exhibition launch on Saturday from 10 to 11am with coffee and cakes; the exhibition runs each day from 10am to 4pm. The venue is The Old School Centre on Totnes Road, TQ10 9BP.
I was asked by the Moor Poets group if they could use a piece of my artwork for the cover of their latest anthology of poems. We chose a detail from one of my tin mine collagraphs called Wheal Betsy. More information about the Moor Poets and the book is available here.
This month I also ran a two day collagraph workshop in the fantastic loft studio belonging to Salcombe Art Club. On day one the plates were made using mountboard as the matrix and then a wide variety of textured materials glued on and sealed with shellac. Then on day two the plates were proofed and printed onto paper using the press. It was a very productive couple of days as you can see from the montage below showing just a few of the finished prints: