Once I had completed my outstanding commissions during lockdown, I was left with a literal and virtual ‘blank canvas’. I could paint whatever my heart desired (and my skill set permitted!)
I decided on an abstract of my daily weekday walk, usually the same loop. It takes in pavements, roads, houses, beach and park. I love this walk, relishing the routine and familiarity of Cowes and the people and dogs I meet on the way, as does my dog Nipper.
Coincidently the lady who bought it lives directly opposite our last play stop before we head home. I didn’t explain the Cowes connection until after she had bought it, when her young son spotted the reference somehow!
New ‘studies’ available at The Beach Shack, Sandown. They are mostly on board and left unframed to make them more affordable and more flexible on how you choose to frame them. They do have a little hook on the back, so can be hung as they are. Most of the paintings are £45 and 30cm x 30cm in size. 20% of all sales will be donated to The Earl Mountbatten Hospice, Newport, Isle of Wight as Amanda and Greg at the Shack would not take any commission (they do it out of the goodness of their own hearts), so we agreed to donate a percentage to charity instead. Amanda chose our local hospice, which I am very pleased about!
Last week we took a trip to Cornwall to deliver these (and a few more that I forgot to photograph!) to the Picture House Galleries in Padstow. I feel very honoured as the owner, Roger, only chooses one new artist a year! (Luckily for me he was on the Isle of Wight and came across my work earlier in the year).
Three are large box edge canvases of 1m x 1m and the other ten are 45cm x 45cm on card behind a double mount.
I hope it’s the start of a beautiful relationship. Excited for the upcoming season – and more trips to my other favourite part of the country!