Good start to a new year

  It's been a busy couple of months for me, but they've been good ones. I have a major project coming up, of which more in the next blog. First though I have the news that the Arctic Convoys exhibition 'For Those In Peril..' will be showing at Sheffield's Kelham Island Industrial Museum from March … Continue reading Good start to a new year

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For Those In Peril.. Book now available

  They've arrived 🙂 Very happy to say that the first print run of the book of my last exhibition has now arrived. A5, 200gsm silk finish paper, hardcover, casebound, 60 pages with 27 pictures. I'm really happy with the result, they look and feel like the quality production I hoped they'd be. The book … Continue reading For Those In Peril.. Book now available

Last day of the show

Last day of my exhibition today - For Those In Peril..' at Gage Gallery, Ball Street, Sheffield S3 8EN 11am - 6pm. 205 visitors to date, which is good for a show in the second floor of a factory complex in Sheffield's industrial hinterland, and I have really enjoyed watching the way viewers have engaged … Continue reading Last day of the show

The Troubadour’s tale

July 4th 1942, and Arctic Convoy PQ17 is under heavy attack by Torpedo Bombers flown from Luftwaffe air bases in Norway and Finland. The Navarino has already been abandoned and wallows ablaze in the water. The convoy is 240 miles east of Bear Island, and 800 miles still to go. On the Panamanian registered freighter … Continue reading The Troubadour’s tale

For those in peril..

My first solo show in a gallery since 2014, and my most ambitous project yet. For those in peril.. will include 18 paintings, 4 sculptures and an ambient audio backing, and will take the viewer on a journey from Liverpool to Murmansk and back, seeking to evoke a sense of what it was like to … Continue reading For those in peril..

Prelude

2 days out of Hvalfjord, weather and visibility worsening. The SS Navarino highlighted by the evening light, struggling against the rising seas. An eerie beauty hides the cold, spray freezing to razor shards of ice, driven by the relentless wind. Another development piece for my next show, getting close now (7 weeks to go 🙂 ) and I'm … Continue reading Prelude

Alpha

Development work on my forthcoming exhibition themed on the Arctic Convoys of 1941-1945 continues. Alpha hints at the threat from German surface raiders to the convoys and references the Tirpitz, who's short sortie on July 3rd 1942 was enough to cause the admiralty to order the convoy to scatter and the escort to turn back. … Continue reading Alpha