Sunday, 28 April 2013

New Spring London and Paris work and forthcoming exhibitions

Tuileries Gardens, Spring light, April 2013

Finally spring has come at last! It has been an exceptionally challenging winter for plein air painting and I have been occupied with researching new projects and experimenting with oils.

By Pont St-Louis, Morning Light

I took myself off to Paris for a few days - to find a different shade of grey from London.  I was fortunate to arrive in the first week of spring - the chestnuts had just come out and the light was dazzling.  It was difficult to know where to start, just like a very good box of chocolates.

Seine, late afternoon

The Seine was busier than the Thames, unexpected amounts of river traffic and, as one passerby pointed out, the currents are almost sculptural. The light hitting the waves was a bonus as were the glorious sunsets. It made it an interesting contrast to the Chelsea Embankment.

Seine sunset, April 2013

Towards Lots Road, Evening light, April 2013

Back in London to find more events - the fast and furious pace of the London Marathon was one of them

London Marathon - Finish

I will be participating in the following shows in May and June:

Thursday 16- Sunday 18th May
My studio show, Wimbledon Art studios (studio 402, blue building)

23 May - 8 June Small Paintings Group, Russell Gallery, 12 Lower Richmond Road, Putney
(invited artist)

24-28 June Chelsea Art Society, Kings Road SW3 

June - Artists of the Pageant, Turner's House, Twickenham
Last year I was an invited with other painters to paint the Diamond Jubilee pageant on the roof of the City of London School.  As you might remember not even the weather could put a dampner on this extraordniary spectacle.