It's that time of year again, with the anticipation of warm balmy weather (I hope) and plenty of visitors, I'm holding another exhibition in The Yurt Gallery. Opening times are between 10am till 5pm up until Friday 12th August 2011. I will be closed Tuesday. There will be prints and cards for sale along with some original paintings. The Gallery is at Rydal Hall which is approx 2 miles North of Ambleside on the A591. There is a lovely tea room nearby with home made cakes which I'm trying to resist (for now).
Friday, 24 June 2011
The Isle of Rum is a wild landscape with varied geology and abundance of wildlife. I've just returned from a backpacking trip to the island and I must say we where very lucky with the weather, and the least rare of all species THE MIDGE. This enabled a friend Fran and myself to enjoy great camping, fantastic sunsets, sketch without scratching and being driven mad, and experience one of Scotland's finest ridges, the Rum Cuillin.
A couple of images from my sketchbook.
Descent to Harris from Trollabhal.
The name Trollabhal comes from the Norse name Troll Mountain. The name derives from the early settlers who thought the noises of the Manx Shearwaters hidden in their underground burrows where Trolls.
I don't remember ever seeing a sunset like this one with the Isle of Canna in the foreground. Big skies and elusive distant showers.
Thursday, 12 May 2011
Joy GRINDROD David PENN Sally TOMS Pam WILLIAMSON
Four contrasted contempory artists
take inspiration from the physical and human landscapes
in this exhibition of new works.
20 May - 12 June 2011 Wednesdays - Sundays, 11 - 4pm
Mill Yard Studios
Staveley, Kendal LA8 9R . 01539 721836
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
I have quite a collection of sketchbooks of which the contents are rarely seen by the public. They are a visual record of my day in the hills along with my camera. The sketchbook is nearly always the main source from which I base my work as they reflect my initial response to the land and elements in front of me. I often work alongside my partner Dave, better know as Cubby Cuthbertson, an inspirational landscape and climbing photographer, and Einich my little sketching buddy. We are undergoing a few changes to our websites over the next few weeks. Limited edition prints and photographs will be available to buy online. We are looking forward to it and will keep you posted.