A long term display of some of the larger works and a display illustrating simple methods for producing multiples - dry point etchings and slip cast porcelain sculpture. Thanks to Clive Adams of The Centre for Contemporary Arts and the Natural World (CCANW), Kym Dyer of Exeter University Innovation Centre and Naome Glanville of Exeter University Arts and Culture for facilitating.
The exhibition can be seen on weekdays from 9am-5pm (closed bank holidays and University closure days). For those interested in visiting, the Centre boasts and excellent cafe.
Today begins a year long residency with Devon Wildlife Trust. My aim is to track the changes throughout the year at Bystock Nature Reserve on Woodbury Common.
Bystock is a beautiful reserve covering some 27 hectares of open meadow, woods and a large pond. I am looking forward to producing some large scale immersive landscapes and other work as the year progresses. The work will go on display on completion of the project - details to follow.
A great fun day for all ages organised by Exeter University's Arts and Culture Department. Ably assisted by daughters Charlotte & Lily and girlfriend Jen, I provided blank cards with pre-printed designs and coloured inks enabling the participants to design their own coloured flying insect cards.
I'm delighted that my photograph 'Penguins' was selected for the Observatory open show at Exeter University.
I took this photo at Kandahar Airport in 2007. The signpost seen was erected by a Danish military unit. I was interested by the mix of poignancy and soldiers' humour. I had to look up the 'Pingviner; when I realised it meant 'penguins' I couldn't help but laugh out loud - there, in the baking heat of the desert it was beautifully ridiculous!
In conjunction with Art Week Exeter (AWE) and ahead of my residency with Devon Wildlife Trust I produced a series of 10 small works - 5 drawings and 5 dry point etchings of birds. Thanks to Stephen Petett-Smith, curator at the RD&E for facilitating.
'Fallen Tree, Stoke Woods' has gone on long term display at Dartington Space. I have loaned it pending future exhibitions and was delighted to provide the opportunity for more people to see the work. Thanks to Richard Povall of artdotearth for facilitating.
A stunning room now houses one of my favourite works, Evening Light, Newton Woods. When I produced this work I wanted to suggest the possibility of stepping out of your urban setting and into a wild space; I think this is the ideal setting for it.
I'm delighted that 'Track, Newton Woods' picked up second prize at the Plough Art Centre's 'Big Draw' open exhibition 2016.