Advance notice – I shall be at the CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW again this year! Details will follow.
Open this weekend only!
I’m delighted to be taking part in a small village exhibition at Preston in Kent. There is a remarkable quality and variety of art to be seen, and they have fitted a lot into a medium-sized space. It is open all weekend (10th – 11th February) and refreshments are available.
The Fire and Iron Gallery, Leatherhead is open all year
I’m delighted to continue to be one of the featured artists at Lucy Quinnell’s gallery. There is some fabulous work here: ranging from traditional blacksmith’s functional items to ‘pure art’ sculpture. If you don’t already know of it, do visit the gallery. Allow plenty of time to marvel at (in order, below) Tim Cotterill’s brilliant bronze frogs, Joanne Tinker’s incredible miniatures, Mick Maxen’s exquisite welded textures, and a good selection of my own insects, animals and flowers, amongst a myriad of others. Just off junction 9 of the M25, KT22 0EN.
Lucy has also created an online shop which is well worth a visit. There is a link to it HERE.
Lovely’s Gallery, Northdown Road Margate
Margate is undergoing an art-led revival, with the Turner Contemporary in the Harbour, and new art shops and galleries in the Old Town. In Cliftonville, once the genteel end of town with the grander hotels and seaside boarding-houses but now very Bohemian in character, is Lovely’s Art Gallery and Artist’s Materials. Founded in 1891 (so just 40 years too late to supply JMW with his canvas, oils or water-colours) and now in the fourth generation, this family business is an Aladdin’s Cave of art. Some is very modern; some of it amusing, but all imaginative and original. I have twice held solo exhibitions in their upstairs Art Space, and I am frequently surprised by their requests for front-window display work.
Sculpture at the Castle:
“Sublime Sculpture Safari”
I was delighted to have an invitation to take part in the Sculpture Safari exhibition last August at Leeds Castle, seen in the pictures below. Several of my large works were there, including the giraffe fresh from his appearance at the Chelsea Flower Show. The Leeds Castle grounds are stunning, and my pieces probably looked better here than ever before. Several other noted artists are also taking part.
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I make smaller sculptures too, to suit every budget! See the Full Gallery for (literally) hundreds more pieces.
Open every day from 1st April through to 30th September.
During the season they have a superb cafeteria for light lunches and afternoon teas, and if you don’t know these gardens you really should plan a visit. The gardens, on the Kent-Sussex border, are open from Easter through to the end of September, lovely at any time but at their most impressive during the tulip festival, starting at Easter.
My water-lily bird-baths proved very popular last year.
If you visited the CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW this year (23rd-27th May), in the Floral Hall, did you notice my Giraffe as centre-piece of The No Name Nursery exhibit? Coo… Chelsea. I’m loving this.
The stand was awarded a Silver Gilt medal, of which we are all very proud.
My thanks to Steve Edney and Lou Dowle for the collaboration.
Lenham Tithe Barn
The Tithe Barn is a magnificent space for exhibitions, and over the years the organising team, all local artists, has built up a tradition of top quality work. Click any image for a larger picture.
Hosted by Pilgrims Way Art Group, the 25th summer exhibition was open from 19th – 29th May.
Delamore’s annual sculpture and art exhibition is one of the high-points of my year. In a wonderful country house and garden tucked under the edge of Dartmoor, they attract leading sculptors and artists from all over the country, and the work seen is different every year. It is worth making a special trip to visit. Open for the whole of May.