Painting for charity auction

Poppies at the Tower – a painting of the installation at the Tower of London which caught the imagination of the public in the period leading up to 11 November – is complete and has been delivered to Cancer Research UK.  It will be auctioned at the “Emeralds and Ivy” charity ball on behalf of the Marie Keating Foundation and Cancer Research UK on 6 December.

This painting illustrates the poppies installed at the Tower of London “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” by Paul Cummins. The Tower is portrayed as a cold backdrop to the warmth of the poppies and its representation incorporates newspaper cuttings from Monday 29 June 1914 announcing the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, the backdrop to the First World War.

Kent Painters Group

The Kent Painters Group 24th Annual Exhibition is at Sevenoaks School this weekend.  On 31 October, 6.30 – 9.00 pm come and meet the artists.  on 1 and 2 November the exhibition is open 10 am – 4 pm.  Free entry.  See you there!  I have various framed paintings for sale: images of The Vine, Bessels Green, and Ightham Mote.

Painting for auction by Article 25

This year, Article 25’s 10×10 is centred on the River Thames and The Shard.  I was assigned square C3, on the North Bank, directly opposite The Globe.  In fact, I soon decided that the best thing about my square was the view of the opposite bank, including Tate Modern, The Globe, Southwark Cathedral, and the lively River frontage.  By contrast the North Bank, which is part of the City, is altogether more serious.

I spent several hours exploring, gathering bits of tickets, leaflets and newspapers which I have used as collage and integrated into the painting.

Together with 99 other works by artists and architects the painting will go on display and be auction at The Shard.  All funds go to Article 25 for its fantastic work.  Last two years my paintings have each raised £3000 – here’s hoping someone likes this one just as much!

View from Cannon Street south towards The Globe, Tate Modern, etc

Don’t miss South East Open Studios!

As part of the South East Open Studios I will be opening my studio and you are very welcome to call in see my current work.

Where:  7a Holly Bush Lane, Sevenoaks

When:  7/8 June; 14 June; 21/22 June 2014

Opening times:  11.00am – 5.00 pm

Detail of “Borough Market” for sale at Open Studio