When you go to the National Gallery, you cannot miss Whistlejacket. The life-size portrait of a racehorse owned by the Marquess of Rockingham is a daring painting by George Stubbs.
Here’s some pictures from both my studio in the countryside and from atelier training at the Art Academy in Stroud (Gloucestershire).
The fabulous gallery spaces at Fort Gorgast were the setting for my first exhibition. Michael Gauss’ photos capture the magical spirit of the building that is part of Forte Cultura. Many thanks to him, and to all those who joined us for an unforgettable party!
From the pictures above, which one would you prefer? The classical portrait rarely depicts its model smiling.
While the last paintings are still being framed, I am already very much looking forward to the opening on 20 May.
Nature studies. Exercises in observation, looking for the light, for volumes, for shapes, structures and shifts of plane. Both meditative and exhausting.