Friday, 8 November 2019

Winter exhibition: &Gallery, Edinburgh

Resonance II, 30x30cm

I am delighted to be included along side a group of fantastic artists in the Annual Winter exhibition at the &Gallery in Edinburgh. A selection of drawing, collage, paintings, sculptures and glass pieces by artists who regularly exhibit in the gallery.⁣
⁣30th November - 21st December 2019⁣
⁣Opening preview 30th November from 2-4 pm.⁣
⁣Artists include Rebecca Appleby, Joy Arden, Jonathan Barber, Helen Booth, Fiona Byrne-Sutton, Michael Craik, Liz Douglas, Jana Emburey, Jo Hummel, Jeffrey Cortland-Jones, Susan Laughton, Karine L├ęger, Elfyn Lewis, Jai Llewellyn, James Lumsden, Andrew Mackenzie, David Mankin, Annie Mulvey, Gillian McFarland, Mary Morrison, Ele Pack, Lorraine Robson, Anke Roder, Anna Somerville, Elaine Speirs, JFK Turner and Hanna ten Doornkaat.⁣

Monday, 2 September 2019

Small Works at The Stratford Gallery

Small Works: exploring the power of small paintings at The Stratford Gallery. The exhibition opening is at 3pm on Saturday 7th September and continues until 28th September 2019. I have several paintings in the exhibition including Deep sleep 20x20cm (above). Being restricted to a small area or surface pushes the boundaries of what is possible to portray with impact.  Many of the world's most celebrated artworks are small in scale, big in stature.  This exhibition is a celebration of that sentiment. There is also work by Angela Lizon RWA, Philip Lyons, Anna King, David Storey, Zoe Taylor, Jane Ansell, Jo Oakley, Catherine Knight, Susan Laughton, Debbie George, Ruth Winding, Laura Wade, Gareth Edwards RWA,Harriet Porter and Anna Clegg.

Sunday, 11 August 2019

FULLY AWAKE 5.6 exhibition, Freelands Foundation

72 artists who teach painting in the UK have been invited to select one artist they had taught and one who had taught them to exhibit alongside each other.
I have been invited by my former tutor Rebecca Sitar who has also invited her former tutor Mali Morris RA.
Fully Awake 5.6 is an exhibition that explores new ways to understand the development and variety of contemporary British painting. It offers an accessible but critically rigorous platform for audiences to better understand the impact that different generations of artists have upon one another.

Curated by Dr Ian Hartshorne and Sean Kaye.
Preview: Thursday 5 September 18:30–20:30
6 September – 3 November 2019, Freelands Foundation, London.

Enclosure V, Susan Laughton, 2019

The iteration at Freelands Foundation is the fifth in the cycle. The project’s approach to curating is distinct in that it offers audiences an unorthodox way to encounter the development of contemporary British painting by exposing the deeper levels of connection between generations of artists. The Fully Awake exhibitions are bringing together artists from different stages in their careers, affording younger artists the opportunity to have their work shown alongside established artists with international reputations, such as Sonia Boyce, Andrew Grassie, John Stezaker, Dan Hays, Vanessa Jackson, Estelle Thompson, Terry Frost, Basil Beattie and Alexis Harding.

Fully Awake is curated by Sean Kaye (British Higher School of Art and Design, Moscow) and Ian Hartshorne (Head of Painting at Manchester School of Art) with support from independent artist curator Harry Meadley. The curators bring extensive experience to the project and have developed the exhibition emerging from the activities of the national organisation Teaching Painting, of which Hartshorne and Kaye are founder members, with Magnus Quaife. The organisation has realised a variety of high-quality projects including conferences at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester and at the Royal Academy in London, as well as producing the publication Teaching Painting: How Can Painting Be Taught in Art Schools? and a symposium series at Manchester School of Art, which featured speakers including art critic Barry Schwabsky and artist Amy Sillman.

Artists include:
Brendan Fletcher with Tim Allen and Sarah Hardacre
June Forster with Carolyn Wallace and Tom Voyce
Martin Fowler with Kevin Phillips and Hessian Sachs
Robert Holyhead with Sharon Hall and Michael Irwin
Celia Johnson with David Ferry and Natalie Ramus
Vincent Lavell with Mike Knowles and Jay Chesterman
Rebecca Sitar with Mali Morris and Susan Laughton
Mia Taylor with Tim Stoner and Grace Payne
Sally Taylor with Gerry Davies and Kirsty Boutle
Freya Wright with Nelson Diplexcito and Helen Sayer

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Balancing Act : solo show, &Gallery, Edinburgh

My solo show at Staithes Studios Gallery continues until the end of June 2019. Then on 6th July Balancing Act starts at the &Gallery in Edinburgh. You can see the online catalogue here.
The exhibition opens Saturday 6th July     2 - 4pm, all welcome.

Disguise II, 40x40cm.
Resonance V, 40x40cm

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Solo show at Staithes Studios Gallery, North Yorkshire

One of the new paintings I will be showing in my forthcoming Solo exhibition at Staithes Studios Gallery, North Yorkshire from 1st - 30th June 2019.
Safe keeping III, 40x40cm, 2019.

Staithes Studios Gallery is curated to reflect a passion for the natural, organic and abstract, offering a hand picked range of contemporary fine art, applied craft, art materials and workshops. The Gallery is situated at the top of the slip way on the edge of the sea in the pretty harbour of Stithies in North Yorkshire. They are open Weds - Sat 11 -5pm (from April to October)

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Fresh Art Fair, Cheltenham

I'm really pleased to be one of the artists represented by The Stratford Gallery at this years Fresh Art Fair in Cheltenham. The fair runs from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April 2019 with a Private View on Thursday 25th April from 5.30 to 9pm.
Image: The evening shimmers, 60x60cm