2017 has been with us for a while now and I’ve been busy over the last few months preparing for some new exhibitions. We’ve also been out and about quite a lot sketching in the local area.
Exhibitions in 2017:
WORDS AND PICTURES, TEIGNMOUTH currently on display
TORRE ABBEY, TORQUAY - until Sunday 19th November
SOUTHWEST ACADEMY OPEN EXHIBITION - 14th to 25th Nov.
As a watercolour artist living and working in Teignmouth on the beautiful Teign Estuary in South Devon, I specialise in painting seascapes and maritime subjects.
I’m conscious of the effects of light on water, reflections and how objects interact with the water both on and below the surface.
I also paint landscapes, wildlife and plants - in fact anything in watercolour that appeals to me. Recently I’ve tried painting more unusual subjects such as wine glasses reflecting on a shiny surface, and a wonderful dish of fish and chips served up at our local seafood restaurant. This presents new challenges and has allowed me to experiment with colours and tones not usually associated with more conventional landscapes and seascapes …..
The Artist and his ‘mews’!
I do have a selection of favourite brushes, paints and papers. You can read about these by clicking here >>
People often ask me what materials I use - paper, brushes, paints etc. and I sometimes hold afternoon workshops for Teignmouth Art Society on techniques such as laying down washes, colour mixing and so on.
There are so many ways to create effective paintings using watercolour and I find it fascinating looking at the work of other artists to try and work out how they created a particular effect.
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