As the Art's Complex Summer Show comes to an end, so the work begins to get ready for my second solo show coming up in October. Entitled 'Damaged woods', the exhibition will explore the way trees respond to damage and disease and how their forms record it in three dimensions. All the research and field studies were done in the early spring and now it's time to face the blank sheets and start drawing!
The inaugural Art's Complex Summer Show opened in style last Friday, with lots of interest and an exciting mix of resident artists' work. I have six new charcoals in the show, which are shown off beautifully in the recently refurbished Gallery 1 and there's also a wall drawing which curator Sophia Lindsay Burns encouraged out of me! The show is open every day 10-6 till the 19th August.
The summer has slipped by mostly under a raincloud but it's nearly time for the much anticipated Art's Complex Summer Show to cheer us up. It opens on Saturday 3rd of August and runs till the 19th, so there's plenty of time to see this fantastic selection of resident artists which I'm really proud to be part of. I'll be showing some of my newest charcoal works and a few field drawings.
It's been impossible to get a day dry enough to draw outside for longer than five minutes but so much rain has a wonderful effect on the bark of some beech trees. They become very dark grey and shiny, looking almost like well moisturised hide like this one at Beecraigs, West Lothian. I've drawn this one one before but never seen it like this, so I'm hoping for rain on my next trip too!Tags: