Friday, 27 May 2011

Relief abstraction No 8

Good afternoon - I am happy to present a new piece 'relief abstraction no 8' which I have just listed on eBay in the knowledge that my eBay shop has been empty for quite a time.

For this piece I revisited an earlier relief and experimented with achieving far greater textures to the surfaces.

The wood board was grounded using a mix of plaster powder and grout and paint. Thereafter I used dry brushing to build up the final surface colours. I had collected some sand from Studland Bay which I dried in the oven and then sprinkled onto the surfaces working it with my fingers. I have also used a razor blade to scrape at the surfaces.

All in all I am pleased with the overall surface effect and textures this has achieved and I am working on two new pieces which I hope to have listed on Tuesday and Thursday next week.

Since I last listed I now have had to consider creating harmony between the eBay prices and the gallery prices to create as much pricing parity as I can for either type of customer.


Saturday, 21 May 2011

Peter Haigh - Artist - 1914 - 1994

As you are aware over the last 5 weeks I have been busy preparing 11 works for my first show which started on May 5th and to date has proven to be a very positive new step forward in my goal to devote as much of my time to art as I am able and my selling success allows.

Since the start of the show I have completed two commissioned canvasses and I have also begun a new series of works -12 of which I hope to feature in another show and the balance to be available within my eBay shop which I am aware has been empty for too long!

Peter Haigh

In the meantime I would like to introduce another favorite artist of mine – Peter Haigh – whose work I have admired for several years and whose influence some of you may recognize within my own work.

I have been lucky to view a number of his works in private galleries and auctions and love the simplicity of the shapes and the wonderful tones and colours – I have enclosed images below.

However he is not widely known and one struggles to find information about him however should you like to know more then please click onto where you will find more of his work and a biography. I would also be grateful for any information that anyone has on Peter Haigh - please feel free to use the comment facility for this.

Monday, 9 May 2011

My Mother will be so proud of me!

I am pleased to say that the first 'live' exhibition of my work commenced last Thursday concluding in July.

I attended the private viewing on Sunday and enjoyed the experience immensely and received positive interest and feedback from visitors regarding my work.

Of ten pieces I am showing I am flattered that several of the pieces have sold and I am furiously working on replacements!

I have included a few images below and I would like to thank David Nicholls the owner of the cafe gallery for his positive support and giving me my first taste of a public show.

Richard Witham at The White Stones Cafe Gallery - Easton, Portland

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

First show starts!!

I am pleased to confirm that several of my pieces will feature in a show which commences at the White Stones Cafe Gallery in Portland. The show runs from May 5th until July 27th and will feature work from three other artists as well.

Those of you who have supported me will realise the significance of this event in the overall development of my work since I began this journey two years ago tomorrow [a positive omen I hope!!].

For the show I have created several new pieces as well as revisiting some of my earlier work as I believe it will give the visitors a broad view of my work. There is a mix of relief,collage and paintings.

I will take some photos of the overall show which I will be posting next week but in the meantime here are some images and here is the link to the gallery