...."Animal Magic" at Gallery 49
You may have noticed that I don't often put animals in my landscape paintings apart from the odd sheep or two in the distance. I have always thought that putting a deer or a fox in a painting creates a focus for the viewer when really my aim is for the viewer to make their own focal point. I want you to be able to wander round my landscapes and make it yours. If you can see deer, foxes or even fairies just behind a tree - that's fine - you've made it your painting. Does that make sense? I hope so but anyway you will have noticed that this painting contains not one but two animals! I liked the idea of the stag watching over his hind as she drinks from the stream. So why the deer? I have been invited to take part in the 'Animal Magic' Show at Gallery 49 in Old Town, Bridlington. So 'Animal Magic' means 'animals' in the paintings! It starts next week on the 8th of March and runs right through until 31st May so plenty of time to go and see this eclectic (had to use that word at some point!) mix of paintings, ceramics, sculpture, photography etc.. The gallery is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11.30 until 4.00 pm each week. Just for the opening weekend Gallery 49 will also be open on Sunday 9th March and 5% of all proceeds from this weekend will be donated to the Hearing Dogs charity. So - great art and a great cause...see you there then!
Professional artist now semi retired and enjoying being eccentric!