Monday, 22 October 2012

Beaten by a Naked Woman

It is seldom a reason to celebrate when one's mother is strung up in public and beaten by a naked woman. However, in this instance I'll celebrate with a clear concience. My mom's portrait was hung in the open exhibition at "Ink Spot", Cardiff and I've just found out the painting won second prize in the people's vote! If I don't say so myself, the standard of entry was very high.

And the naked woman? Well, the first prize went to a very respectable painting of a nude.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Spot at Inkspot

October 2012 is a busy month indeed. My favorite art cavern, Inkspot (in a re-used church on Newport Road, Cardiff) is holding an art competition to coincide with the Made in Roath event. Entries will be diplayed in the first floor fine art materials shop, between 13th and 20th October. Entries are subject to a public vote, with the winner getting a prize.

I've entered my orange portrait, The Fig Tree, into the event. If you're passing by, do drop in and cast your vote. Preferably vote for mwah!!

Friday, 5 October 2012

At the Beech

Submitted, almost before the paint was dry, to the Made in Roath open art exhibition at The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff (opens October 10th). This painting is more 'chocolate box-y' than I normally prefer, but I thought it would prove a good contrast to Closing Down Sale (also submitted).

The copper beech tree in the background is an amazing specimen which I've always loved, located in a picturesque South Oxfordshire village.

At the Beech
acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 x 3 cm