Aligned with the Stars on Top of Yorkshire's Summer Moors, in exhibition at Saltburn's ArtsBank.
I was at ArtsBank from the very beginning - an exciting launch for visual art of Teesside. From the outset, I saw the opportunity here to bring "the real thing" to the public - Big Parochial. As a painting offshoot to my main business as a contemporary British painter ( which is more general landscape and seascape together with still life, abstract, portrait painting, etc) Big Parochial had only been seen via the greetings cards I was selling in post offices and shops. These cards brought the Big Parochial idea to the region and spread it out across the world, but the paintings themselves remained unseen by art fans and the public. ArtsBank changed all that!
Easby Moor #4. 2008. Oil and oil pastel on board. 31 X 45cm (12 X 11in).
Beneath Captain Cook's Monument #2. 1998. Oil + pencil on board. 30 X 39cm (12 X 15in).
Avenue of Trees. 20006. Oil on board. 37 X 50cm (14 X 19in).
A painting which sold horribly quickly and prevented me from withdrawing it in time from the gallery it was in after I had decided I wanted to hang onto it! A scene depicting a journey for two people - a metaphorical shared walk into the mists of time - not actually Acklam Hall's Avenue of Trees, but one on a lovely lane leading down to the Tees in the location of Neasham, Hurworth and Dalton-on-Tees. But, art suggests it can be anywhere.
Painting titles and editorial details will appear here soon.
Mixture of sold and still available work.