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Grey May?

Red play!

May began cold and grey...........

And then....

Having settled my mind over the last few months about how I want to share my back catalogue of work so that's its accessible to more people, I began to meet people interested in this idea, and from one visitor, RED entered the discussion.

The piece above (a collage 50cm square) is the latest in my series exploring working with this powerful colour that generally has not before featured very ,much in my work, certainly not as the central theme of a piece.

It's very enjoyable to work with, and I am looking forward to more to come.

Generally the art world is waking up ...exploding into opportunities it seems, so much so that it can feel hard to keep up. It does occur to me sometimes that although this flow is a welcome sign that at long last we may be returning to 'normality', the months of lockdown and getting used to not doing much, not going far, not meeting many people shut me down so much that its hard to get up to speed.

"There's a mermaid in the garden!" event in April, was a new tack for me, encouraged by one of the excellent group of sea swimmers I've been part of through the winter. MER drew some attention, resting beside the pond after we had rescued her from her strandedness on Southwold beach. (Contamination from single use plastic accumulating in the sea had left her unable to navigate effectively).

I'm now preparing for June open studios in Suffolk, opening 4 days through the first bank holiday weekend, and also on the 3rd and final weekends of June. Please do pop in if you can. This link takes you to the site where you can find full details.

I have a 'clearance table all year round on which stock that cannot go out to galleries anymore, painted in styles I doubt I will return to, is available at rock bottom prices. In addition, I have selected a range of medium sized work that I am happy to loan for a nominal monthly fee or sell at an affordable price.

But the studio is also filling up with new ranges of work, which I hope you will be excited to see and to discuss.

June will see my work represented at Fresh Art Fair, Cheltenham, with UK Artists online gallery. Very exciting. Their website will soon be updated with details about this: Art fair website:

Throughout the year several Suffolk galleries will show work from Open Studio members Details should be available on

Pond Gallery, Snape from May 7 (Now!)
142 Gallery, Felixstowe from late July
Ferini Gallery, Lowestoft in September.

I look forward to meeting you this year as we all spread our wings a bit more in spite of the tough times that continue.

Look after yourselves and see you soon.

Very best wishes

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