• 25th May 2024 to 22nd June 2024
  • Skelmanthorpe Community Library, 24 Commercial Rd HD8 9DA

I am delighted to report that I will be showing a new painting The Contemplative, in the Village Arts-Shat Gallery in Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield, I was invited by artist and curator Ruth Heaton. The exhibition is called Higher Bandwidth and is a joint venture between Ruth, Sean Williams and Fronteer Gallery (Sheffield). The show runs from 25 May-22 June 2024. 

I will be giving an artist talk on Monday 13th May 2024 at 7pm.

We will meet in the Mosaic gallery on the first floor of D Mill at Dean Clough, Halifax.

I will tell you about how I became an artist, how I create my paintings and describe the research and ideas behind the work in my exhibition Delving Deeply. There will be an opportunity to ask questions. Everyone is welcome to come along.

The photograph is of myself and Diana Ali. Diana is an artist, curator, lecturer and TV presenter. She interviewed me at an Open College of the Arts event at my exhibition on 9 April 2024. Students came from...

We had a wonderful opening event on Saturday 23rd March. Lots of people came and I sold seven paintings which was a bonus. See the link to a short video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy9s92tI55s


The exhibition is open for two months until 27 May so plenty of time to go and see it. Here are just a couple of reviews-

"What a progression in art! Quarrying front and centre. Dreamlike qualities of the Untitled and Promises- excellent. We love the quarry tiles- How expressive- reflective of Northern England- those are particularly moving. The juxtaposition of Industry and Nature- what a...

  • 23rd March 2024 to 27th May 2024
  • See www.deanclough.com

My first solo exhibition, Delving Deeply: An exploration into what lies beneath through the medium of paint, Open 10-4 daily.

The opening event is from 12noon to 2pm on Saturday the 23rd of March, all are welcome to come along.


The exhibition is getting close now, it opens four weeks tomorrow.

I have finished all my paintings and been arranging small photos of them on a scaled model of the gallery. I expect they will be shuffled around when it comes to actually hanging them but it feels good to have a plan and know there is enough work to go in the space. Invitations to send in the post are ordered and I am drafting a catalogue with the help of the gallery exhibitions officer/curator, Cath Graham. The catalogue will be on sale in the gallery during the exhibition.

I have also been framing some small mono prints...

January 2024-The studio keeps changing round as I am working on the last three paintings for my solo show, Delving Deeply. When waiting for paint to dry, the finishing jobs are also ongoing, such as signing, varnishing and putting mirror plates on ready for hanging.  I am planning to have a catalogue to accompany the show which will have photographs of my paintings and some information about the research that inspired them. The time is flying but I am trying not to feel the pressure as it makes painting even harder. The exhibition will take place in the Mosaic and Upstairs galleries at...

October 2023

There have been exciting new developments.  I have taken on the tenancy of a large studio in Dean Clough Mills, Halifax. We had to work hard renovating the room but it was worth it. The extra space will make it easier to work on large canvases and store finished paintings. As you can see in the photograph I have tables, to work flat on several paintings at once, and a chill out area at one end.  There is a supportive community of artists in this building and others on site too which is a bonus.