recap of 2017-2018
I have had a fantastic 2017 with lots of individual projects which have been received extremely favourably.
I opened my studio to the public in May which highlighted my new paintings and sculptures. I had plenty of visitors who connected to the work with enthusiasm and interest.
Chris Beetles Gallery, London ran a show of new seascapes during May and June.
June, ARTE, a German film company aired a documentary about Jersey in a series called 'The Isles of the Queen". I was featured creating a sculpture and painting on Les Minquiers.
July, my sculpture, 'A Sharp In Take Of Breath' was installed at the RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park 2017 in the 'Facing Fear: Finding Hope' garden for the charity, Crohn's and Colitis UK. Our Garden won a Gold Medal as well as the Peoples Choice.
August, I published a new catalogue featuring recent paintings and sculptures.
October, Thomas Dutoit Galerie held my third solo show 'Clean Air' with the gallery in Switzerland. I displayed 50 paintings which attracted a tremendous response.
Also in October, I applied for the Artist in Resident with the Friends of the Scott Polar Research Institute to travel and work with the Royal Navy and Bonhams to the Antarctic. I am very privileged to have been awarded this honour.
November, finally for 2017, I made a light hearted exhibition titled 'Cow in Discos' at Framing Workshop, Jersey.
2018 is looking very busy as well.
January, I will ship my sculpture to San Diego, USA. This piece has been two years in the making and is finally getting ready to be permanently installed.
At the end of January I will be traveling, with a change of crew, from the UK to the Falkland Islands where I will board HMS Protector to begin my artist in residency for the Friends of SPRI. I will spend 5-6 weeks traveling around the Antarctic creating studies, drawings and photographs. On my return I will develop the research material into several exhibitions. Over the next two years, the work will be shown in London, Switzerland and hopefully Jersey (if i can find a venue). There is also other opportunities to show the work at SPRI, Bonhams and at the Royal Navy. I am very exciting by the prospects of this new adventure.
Towards the end of Spring, I will follow my sculpture to USA to install it in my clients private garden.
I will show some of the studies and drawing from the Antarctic during the 2018 Skipton Open studios.
I plan to work on the Antarctic paintings for the remainder of the year as I would like to hold a touring exhibition of the work most of 2019.