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Small is Beautiful

Nov 24 – Jan 8

London Art Fair

Jan 19-23

Small is Beautiful

I have two pieces included in this the the 39th edition of Flowers Gallery’s annual Small is Beautiful exhibition. Flowers invite contemporary artists working in any media to present works with a fixed economy of scale, each piece measures no more than 7 x 9 inches.

Pink Socks
Oil on board

Postcard Masterpieces

In July I had 12 small oils on gesso board in this online only solo exhibition

Primavera

I had 4 paintings in this show in April. Each is a small oil on gesso board around 25 x 25 cm

Sunday Times
Watercolour prize

First Prize

“The paper bag was a favourite with all the judges”, confirms Ishbel Myerscough, “It had a lonely solitude, something I think we all felt a softness for.”

‘It makes something spellbinding and beautiful from distinctly unpromising subject matter – a paper bag sitting on a wonky table in a bare nondescript room. Yet somehow the quality of the light, the limited palette and the delicacy of the handling bring melancholy and poignancy to the scene.’
Gil Saunders, Senior Curator at the V&A Museum:

 

Royal Academy
Summer Show

My portrait of Nantobeko Sibisi was selected by David Renfry RA for last years Summer Show.

Nantobeko
Oil on board 5×7 inches

On music and painting…

A short film about me working on a portrait commission by Charis Entwisle