This latest exhibition was at Nucleus Arts in Chatham for two weeks in August 2012. I decided to cycle there every day from Higham, and worked with my easel set up in the gallery. It was like being an Artist in Residence. Everything was laid out around me, glue, brushes, and all my magazine pages were colour-coordinated ready for action. Working every day from the gallery meant I had a lot of interesting conversations with people coming in to see the work, or random passers-by sticking their heads in from the café.
Over the weeks I held two demonstrations and I gave a talk on how I make my work. The people that came enjoyed it, and I made some good new contacts.
All in all a great success. Nucleus Arts is a great place right in the heart of Chatham, and I want to thank them for the support I got.
My first exhibition at the Deaf Cat coffee bar in Rochester was a great success, as you can see by the photos the black background sets them off nicely. Thank you to everyone who came to see the work and supported me. It was an exciting 2 weeks. I`m now working towards the next show. The Marshes around were I live is teeming with life. With all this rain it’s filled up lakes, dykes & ponds, nightingales & marsh frogs are competing with song. I have started work on new collages with a need to bring more colour.
I just hope I don`t run out of magazines !
Love Where You Live
I’ve been walking, bird watching and observing the North Kent Marshes for 25 years.
They begin at the end of my road, next to the ancient church of St Mary’s, Higham.
Not many local people appreciated the marshes until they were under threat
from a proposed huge airport and now the Lower Thames Crossing.
These issues have deepened my appreciation and I’ve been involved in doing
a lot of conservation work, as well as my artwork.
A contemporary collage artist living near the north Kent marshes Mob: 07900 473043 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org