After a bit of a search I found the chap who gave me the idea ( or the excuse to do some drawings ) for a series on names. I’m not sure if he gave me this name but he probably did. Thanks Dennis, you’ve kept me off the streets wandering around pound shops asking how much everything is.
More will follow on here as we get closer to my exhibition in August, and I’ve set up a new website, so if you feel like looking around the sort of thing that I do then drop in right here: New site
This is a “work in progress”, as is almost everything I do. However I am determined to eventually get loads of finished drawings on there, and you will be able to buy prints of some of them with a special link to a very fine print place in London : The Print Space
The link on my new site says ” Buy Fine Art Prints”. So that’s a first, my work being described as fine art. Har Har!
Here in leafy Cheltenham it’s Open Studios time. Artists have opened their doors to the public for them to see how they work. There are dozens of them around the town where you can either wander in and see an exhibition or see where the artists work. They’ve published a great little guide so you can plan your route around the town and drop in here and there. It’s a brilliant opportunity for people to talk to the artist and buy directly from them.
I declare an interest here, my wife Elisabeth Le Vierge ( yes, she keeps her own name as it’s considerably more interesting and rare than mine ) is exhibiting at one of the venues: St Luke’s Church. She’s there with four other artists and the work is cleverly displayed around the church.There are greetings cards to buy too if you don’t feel in the mood for an original piece.
Lo Cole, one of the country’s leading illustrators is exhibiting too, he’s got a little gallery up in Lansdowne Place Lane and he has some wonderfully vibrant prints for sale there.Look at the guide for opening times.
You might ask why I don’t exhibit at Open Studios….perhaps I should but these days my work is increasingly digitally adjusted ( some might say enhanced ) and the originals are , to my mind, not as good as the final digital versions. Sounds like a good excuse to me.
Both the images here are Elisabeth’s paintings, the riverscape is available as a greeting card, the Cretean Rocks painting above is a large painting best seen in the exhibition, and is also available as a greeting card. You can see more of her work on her website: http://www.elisabethlevierge.co.uk
This is a lino cut print from one of my old college chums, Rosalind Forster. I’ve just been building a website for her ( don’t get too excited, I don’t write code or any of that malarkey, it’s all template stuff ) and have had the chance to look through a lot of her work. Like me she’s been drawing for a living for years but her strength is really in capturing the light and printmaking. This is a lino cut and I’m simply amazed at the skills she has to be able to produce such wonderful images.You can read more about Rosalind’s work and working methods, as well as some of here brilliant watercolours of England and Spetses in Greece where she now lives all on her new website: http://www.rosalindforster.moonfruit.com .I’m sure you won’t regret dropping in.