Monday, 27 May 2013

Nuggleton Meets Southport

It still seems very strange to be doing a painting other than pure Nuggleton from my imagination, but this was requested by Gallery One on Lord Street, Southport for visitors to recognise a landmark so this was something that worked with the Nuggleton houses.

When it is finished this week I will carry on with finishing some other recent work, I want to do another monochrome as The Acorn Gallery in Pocklington have taken 'Bankfield Road' below, which is now mounted and framed.

I am going to do a re-make of my original Nuggleton By The Sea Hilltop Cafe, but it will be Castle On The Hill and then have the village below with more people.  I can see a huge improvement in my work when I compare Hilltop Cafe with my recent paintings, but it will always have a special place in my heart.

A lady at my art club is taking a writers course and wants to do a children's book so it is possible that we will work together and she will write a story around my paintings as I don't seem to have time for that side.  All exciting for the future of Nuggleton.

I will be at Trinity Art Exhibition, Houghton Street, Southport on Sunday 9th June selling Nuggleton greeting cards between 12.30pm and 4pm, so if anyone is in the area, please drop in and say hi.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Barnfield Road

Much as I adore doing Nuggleton, I also like to push the boundaries by trying something new and I had an urge to try a monochrome picture.  This isn't finished yet, but I think I am going to call it 49 1/2 shades of grey!

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

I am so sorry that I have neglecting you all here on my blog, I have been multitasking like mad.  I have been taken on by a gallery on Lord Street in Southport and as well as taking Nuggleton paintings, they have asked for a new direction with some Southport buildings.....and this is my first attempt at one called 'Walking Day'.

I am moving my pictures around the three galleries I am with to keep interest fresh and will be collecting two that are earmarked for the two week exhibition in St Ives.

Next month I have a stall at the Trinity Art Exhibition in Southport, selling limited edition mini prints/greeting cards of most of my new work and if anyone would like further details, then please email me at

'Walking Day' has been a real challenge but I have enjoyed it even if I am out of my comfort zone.  I have one more painting that I am dying to tackle and then I will return to my dear Nuggleton and my imagination once more.