Artwork for Irene Sanderson
Ducting for fibre dig
First dig of the project
Mick fitting the house kit
One-man ploughing the fibre ducting for broadband
Ducting for fibre broadband at Chapel House
My works are in a variety of media based on observations of the environment.
For me it is a way of life, observing and recording, rehearsing and creating and all the while learning.
I often use the materials and techniques of ink painting, a spare and eloquent form with its roots in China and Japan. This is at the core of my practice. I use all media and have concentrated this year on depicting activities in the rural environment.
My practice extends from tiny illustrations to murals.
Freelance illustration for various publishers (Paul Norbury Publications, Ward Lock, Joellen Publications etc)
Tutor for Cumbria County Council; Higham Hall College; HF holidays; Tullie House Museum; Eden Arts; Creative Partnerships Cumbria; Brewery Arts Centre Kendal; Florence Arts Centre, Egremont
Workshops for art societies and schools
Studied under Mushin 無心先生, Shijō School (Maruyama-ha), Kyoto
Publication: The Teaching of Writing in Japan ISBN 0 7049 0478 0
Post-graduate student, Kyoto Municipal University of Fine Art
BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Reading
Netherby Hall, Exhibition in series of music / art collaborations with Noriko Ogawa norikoogawa.co.uk absoluteclassics.co.uk
Exhibiting artist with Eden Valley Artistic Network, Penrith edenvalleyartisticnetwork.co.uk
Cumbria Open 2020 Upfront Gallery, Hutton-in-the-Forest, Penrith www.up-front.com
Making Space (lead artist in ink painting for artists affected by mental health issues), Tullie House, Carlisle tulliehouse.co.uk
Summer Exhibition, The Lake Artists Society, Grasmere, Cumbria
Solo exhibition, Upfront Gallery, Hutton in the Forest, Penrith (Japan-UK Season of Culture)
Netherby Hall, Longtown, Cumbria netherbyhall.co.uk aboluteclassics.co.uk
Upfront Gallery Hutton-in-the-Forest, Penrith up-front.com