Category Archives: Current interests

A summer of art shows

It is a real pleasure to be able to spend time over the summer showing some of my creations at different art exhibitions .

The Hampshire Open Art Studios is a special time for artist in Hampshire, taking place in the last two weeks of August it is a time when so many artist come out to play and I am delighted that I will be joining two shows this year,

Once again I am returning to the Southern Nature Art Show which is moving to a new premises at Cams Hill School in Portchester near Fareham

I am aso  joining with artist at Great Abshot Barn located on the edge of Titchfield Common it is such a a interesting venue and gardens to visit and I am so pleased to have been invited to join them,  for more details on this and my other shows that are being planned for the autumn keep an eye on the exhibitions page or follow my Facebook page where I will be posting regular updates

Fantasy bird selected for St Barbes Museum and Gallery

Fantasy bird

Its always interesting decison to submit one of my art works  an art competion once it is out their it is almost in the lap of the gods so to speak, so I was very pleased to discover that my fantasy bird has been accepted for the St Barbe Museum and Gallery, Lymington  open art exhibition this year.

I  hadnt applied before as I didnt think that my work would be of interest and so this time several freinds encouraged me to enter and so I was suprised that one of them contacted me to congratuate me for being selected.

I am now looking forward to visiting the exhibition which is open from the 11th May to the 12th of June

 https://www.stbarbe-museum.org.uk/exhibitions/

Shine at the Yellow Edge Gallery

Several of my willow sculptures and paintings are on show at the Shine exhibition which opened during the first week of November,  the exhibition has not gone online for the rest of the month.  They are planning to reopen again in December as soon as it is safe to do so and will stay open until the 20th of December

 

Address- Stoke Road Gosport, Hants

https://yellowedgegallery.com/

Opening my new shop

I love meeting people and I would normally be very busy at the moment attending art exhibitions and shows.

Alongside many other artist and creative, I have been exploring new ways to connect with people I am needing to adapt to how to do things. I have already taken part in an online exhibition which was fun and I have launched an online shop.

I am also going to be exhibiting some of my work at the Yellow Edge Gallery in Gosport who is running a view through the window exhibitions and hopes to be able to open for appointments only in the next few weeks

For more details about the shop please follow the link at the top of the page.

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Nick came to photograph me working today

Artist Jacqui Rolls working at Furzey Gardens Photographer Nick Carter

Artist Jacqui Rolls working at Furzey Gardens Photographer Nick Carter

One of the things that I asked for as part of the talent development grant was to pay for a photographer to record me working, Nick Carter lives in the forest and is a great photographer it has been really interesting seeing myself through his eyes.

Artist Jacqui Rolls working at Furzey Gardens Photographer Nick Carter

Artist Jacqui Rolls working at Furzey Gardens Photographer Nick Carter

Exhibition at the Dancing Man Brewery

Wev’e now moved into the top floor of the Dancing Man Brewery in the old part of the original city, its such a fantastic venue which started life as a medieval warehouse and has been a tax collection venue which at the time was in the form of wool hence the name of the wool house. It was also a sea life museum and originally housed many of the Titanic exhibits and is now as a listed building has been sensitively converted into independent brewery, pub and restaurant.

This year so far new exhibitions etc

Its been a while since I updated this page, as you might have guessed I have been busy creating new work. Id love to be able to dedicate my whole time to creating my work however as at the moment my time is divided between running my own arts craft workshop business, working a couple of days a week for an employer which provides the regular income that most of us need, creating my own work and of course time spent with the other loves in my life my family and restoring our vw camper van Lilly.

This year I have been determined to get my work out and about and I am pleased to say that the Toton and Eling Art Festival selected all of my 3 submissions the exhibition opens this Wednesday.
I have also been busy working with other creatives working on a number of joint exhibitions. designed to provide creative outlets for artist in the city of Southampton.
The first starting on the 16th May and running for a couple of months is being hosted by the 3 Metricks Cafes in Southampton Centre , old town and the New arts complex. The revolving exhibition is being shared with two other art groups located in the city , Red Hot Press printing studio and Unit 11.

The Keepers Metrick Arts Exhibiton

In addition to this I have also helped to form a new arts group called the The “Keepers Arts Collective” (you can find us on facebook), we are taking over the Dancing Man Brewery from Mid July – Mid September and will be part of this years Hampshire Open Arts Studios.
Just the start of more things to come this year looks to be an interesting one.

Work on display at the Dancing Man Brewery in Southampton

It so  great to see how many Southampton cafes and pubs are supporting local artist in the area by displaying their work, as more local businesses including small local art gallerys are emerging and creatives are working together to put on events that are accessible to everyone. The fact that Southampton has a thriving arts community  in its midst  is starting to become more known.

The Art Cafe and the Metrics Cafe have both been happy to show my work previously and now I am happy to say that the Dancing Man Brewery which is know locally as the Wool House and the Old Titanic Museum is now showing some of my work .

Such a lovely building sympathetically converted the owner Mandy told me that the majority of the conversion has been designed so as to lift out almost like a stage set so as to course no damage to the structure to  the building. http://www.dancingmanbrewery.co.uk/ Ive always been  a fan of interesting spaces as well as historical spaces so I am thrilled to display my work there

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Lady1 smallI rarely sketch portraits but every now and again a subject engages me. Sometime ago I discovered some photographs of people living on the streets. The faces just had a story to tell and inspired me to start creating . Here is the first of what will probably be many.

 

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As with all creations it can sometimes be difficult to complete a artwork especially when challenging yourself this happens to us all, for me creating my urban paint and pen creations  can be the most difficult of challenges. It is often easy to start but harder to finish and is very much the case when I am pushing myself in a new direction as in the case of using a new colour scheme. Back in December 2014 I started a new colour-full work, my stumbling block came when I was half way through the piece, so I put it away, sometimes its about a emotional space  as much as a physical one and this is reflected in my art work. I am sure that this must say something about my psyche as I have now completed Fred and am now happily creating in colour again.

 

 

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Ive been busy again creating new individual works inspired by line work series, smaller and more compact these new art works have been fun to create.

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