Birmingham ‘Arts Fest’ 10th / 11th September 2011 – Birmingham City Centre
‘Art on the Railings’ – Centenary Square, Broad Street
With co artists Karen Arnold and Rebecca Jayne Dolby I took part in this years Arts Fest in Birmingham under the collective name ‘Cocoa Art’ What a great weekend! There was so much going on – and free! Our pitch was near the big stage in Centenary square where all sorts of music and bands were playing – and for an hour on Sunday morning we learnt to salsa dance! Brilliant weekend and very enjoyable.
Karen and I manned the stand and had lots of welcome comments, sales and a few commisions. Here’s to 2012 Art Fest!
, Fine Art
, Sea / Ocean series
Rockpool series – FOR SALE
Rockpool 1 Graphite drawing
Rockpool – 2 Pen & Ink drawing
Rockpool – 3 Pen & Ink sketch
Rockpool – 4 White ink on black card
Rockpool 5 Watercolour & Ink
Rockpool 6 acrylic paint on paper
Part of a series of work based on a photograph I took last summer in Cornwall which I cropped and produced the first drawing in graphite of a rockpool and shells. From this I continued the series and
each piece is based on the last work in each work, hopefully each piece will gradually change – as ‘Chinese whispers’ in art!
More to follow!
Pastel on paper 20 x 19 cm
Commission – SOLD
Jake is a Patterton breed. He’s very lively so I took photographs of him to work from!
This one of the many trees in Warley Woods – an old wood that was once part of James Galtons estate in Bearwood on the outskirts of Birmingham. It’s a favourite spot for both families and dog walkers and a little haven of peace in a busy, noisy city.
Graphite on paper 7″ x 7″
This is cropped section of a much larger photo taken of the fishing boats down at Mevagissey harbour.
I like cropping images that (hopefully) makes the viewer think about the larger picture.
Graphite on paper 6″ x 5″
This is taken from a cropped photo taken at the local cove. Backed by dunes
which are protected by a row of tumbling fencing. A towel thrown over the fence
gave them a lonely forgotton air that took my interest.
FOR SALE SOLD
Graphite on paper 4″ x 4″
This drawing is from a closely cropped photograph I took of a pile
of fishing ropes outside one of St Ives artist studios.
Although I’ve drawn them in graphite here, they were a wonderful
bundle of blues and aquas.