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Friends of the Burton Art Gallery and Museum

Annual Open Christmas Exhibition - 16th November - 22nd December 2019

Is it really a whole year since the last one ??!!

 

This is the yearly open exhibition of selected works held at the Burton Art Gallery & Museum in Bideford, organised and run by the Friends of Burton Art Gallery.

I'm so pleased to have another couple of paintings selected again this year.

This is running concurrently with the Burton's 'The Art of Sketching' exhibition which is well worth a visit.

 

Burton Art Gallery & Museum

Kingsley Road

Bideford

Devon

EX39 2QQ

Open Mon - Sat 10am - 4pm, Sun 11am - 4pm

Radius 68...

...are having a party !!!

Please come & visit us at Radius 68 - a new gallery & picture framers in Budleigh Salterton. I'm delighted to have some paintings on show at this new gallery, and wish them all the best in their new venture.

 

The official launch party is from 5 - 7.30pm on Thursday 7th November. I hope you can join us !!

Radius 68

32 High Street

Budleigh Salterton

EX9 6LQ

tel 01395 442251

radius68gallery@gmail.com

 

https://www.facebook.com/radius68/
https://www.instagram.com/radius68/
http://www.radius68.com

The Secret Art Prize 2019 - Curious Duke Gallery...

...update

Sadly 'Red rift' wasn't shortlisted for the prize, but it was very encouraging to have been longlisted.

Thank you to everyone who voted for my painting - your support was very much appreciated.

WHOBID Annual Open Exhibition - 6th July to 10th August 2019

Burton Art Gallery & Museum

This year's WHOBID exhibition runs from Saturday 6th July to Saturday 10th August at the Burton Art Gallery in Bideford. I've been fortunate to have all 4 of my submitted paintings selected and hung in the main exhibition once more.

The Private View is from 7pm - 9pm on Friday 5th July. Please click here for a link to a printable free ticket to the Private View.

Admission is free and opening times are: Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 11am - 4pm


Please see www.whobidarts.co.uk or www.burtonartgallery.co.uk for more details.

For the latest news follow their facebook page - whobidarts.

Website update

I've made some changes to my site, and especially to the gallery pages to include a separate page for sold paintings. I've also tidied it up so that it's more mobile-friendly. I hope that it looks a bit better on mobile devices now - I hadn't realised that the images were being displayed in a variety of sizes, so many apologies if you've had a bad experience with my site in the past. Please let me know what you think of the changes, or if there's anything you'd like me to add (or remove!).

Brick Lane Gallery - London

Abstract Exhibition - 30th May to 10th June 2019

I'll be exhibiting 16 of my paintings in Brick Lane Gallery's abstract exhibition from 30th May to 10th June. The Open Evening is on Wednesday 29th May, 6pm - 8.30pm and all are welcome.

 

I'm very excited to be involved with a London-based gallery.

See The Brick Lane Gallery for more information

216 Brick Lane | London | E1 6SA

93-95 Sclater Street | London | E1 6HR

+44 (0) 207 729 9721

info@thebricklanegallery.com

Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm

Sunday 12pm – 6pm

Nearest tube: Liverpool St – Aldgate East – Shoreditch Overground

The Secret Art Prize 2019 - Curious Duke Gallery

I have entered some paintings into the competition for this prestigious award, and am keeping everything crossed that my work might be considered worthy.

The winner of Secret Art Prize has the opportunity to showcase their work within a dedicated space at Moniker Art Fair with curatorial support from both Moniker Art Fair and Curious Duke Gallery. They will earn full representation from Curious Duke Gallery, mentoring from CDG founder Eleni Duke, a cash prize, gifts from Great Art, and a portfolio review from Metro Imaging.

There will also be four runners up who will receive a prize from our sponsors, representation and mentoring from Curious Duke Gallery, as well as their work showcased.

 

The Secret Art Prize is open to all urban and contemporary artists. Disciplines welcome include painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and photography.

 

Who is the Curious Duke?

The Secret Art Prize is run by Curious Duke Gallery - a successful independent company set up by one of the country’s youngest female gallerists, Eleni Duke.

The Curious Duke has built its reputation on openness and accessibility, with none of the traditional stigma that can make other galleries feel intimidating.

Having founded award winning Curious Duke Gallery in 2011, Eleni Duke has cemented her position on the UK art scene with collaborations with London based businesses, showcasing at the UK art fairs and joining the judging panel of all female street festival Femme Fierce. 2015 saw the gallery come second to the highly respected Richmix in the TimeOut #LoveLondon culture awards.

Duke’s nurturing approach to young talent has seen her winning 2nd place for Micro Business of the Year 2013, with her artists taking to the airwaves on BBC radio and featured in London’s press as well as top art publications such as After Nyne. The winner of Secret Art Prize 2019 will join this cohort of creatives with representation from CDG. Find out more about the gallery here.

Friends of the Burton Art Gallery and Museum

Annual Christmas Exhibition - 17th November to 23rd December 2018

It's that time of year again - I've had a couple of paintings selected and this will be my final show of 2018 after a hectic year.

I'll be taking a break after this to spend some time actually painting !!

Merry Christmas eveybody !!!

Affordable Art Fair - Battersea

October 18th - 21st 2018 (Private View Wed 17th pm)

I'm thrilled to have been asked to join the Rosvik Gallery stand once more for this prestigious event. We'll be in our usual place on stand F1 which is at the rear of the hall, handily positioned next to the coffee bar, creative studio and wrapping station.

Each AAF event features selected works from the galleries taking part on a number of 'curated walls' within the fair. In their words 'the curated walls are a particularly positive aspect of each fair. They help to guide and inform visitors, whilst assisting those who may be spoilt for choice by the vast selection available.'

I have been lucky enough to be one of those chosen to display work on the 'Art under £500' wall so please keep a lookout for 'Rainbow, interrupted' (on my Abstract page) when you visit the fair.

We also have an unlimited allocation of half-price tickets that can be purchased online from the AAF website via the following link - half-price e-ticket

We do hope that you will be able to join us for this exciting event.

Open Studios 8th - 23rd September 2018

as part of Devon Artist Network Open Studios event

This event is now over, and I'd like to say a big 'thank you' to those who visited my studio and left such lovely feedback in my visitors book. A few extracts follow...

'...very imaginative...', '...really exciting & inspirational...', '...beautiful & inspirational paintings...', '...wonderful inspirational use of colour...', '...exquisite pieces...', '...a stunning display...', '...a real visual treat...'

Thank you - this is all very encouraging feedback !

WHOBID Annual Open Exhibition - 11th August to 15th September 2018

Burton Art Gallery & Museum

The Annual Open Exhibition is the most important event and showpiece for Westward Ho! and Bideford Art Society with more than 300 selected works by Members, Associate Members and others on display. For the latest news follow their facebook page - whobidarts.

  • Private view evening of Friday 10th August

  • Opening Saturday 11th August

  • Ends Saturday 15th September

I've been fortunate to have my paintings selected and they'll be on display starting Saturday 11th August.

Artizan Summer Open 2018, Fleet Walk, Torquay, Devon

12th July - 16th August, Preview 12th July 6.30pm - 8.30pm

The Artizan Summer Open 2018 Pop Up Gallery will be located in a wonderful position on Fleet Walk - amidst Torquay's main shopping area and a stone’s throw away from the harbourside.

Featuring the work of nearly 100 artists - a great opportunity to view a wide range of art from local talent. If you'd like a free ticket to attend the preview please follow this link https://www.art-hub.co.uk/events-1/artizan-summer-open-2018-launch

See the following links for access to much more information about this amazing exhibition:

The event is sponsored by Edinburgh House Estates, and Artizan Gallery would like to express their immense gratitude to Edinburgh House Estates for making the exhibition possible through their support in providing a venue for the Artizan Summer Open 2018.

June 2018 - Artizan Gallery, Torquay

... Garden Salon exhibition

I'm so thrilled to be showing 2 paintings from my collection in Artizan Gallery's June Garden Salon exhibition - see www.art-hub.co.uk and also www.art-hub.co.uk/gardensalon

'Artizan Gallery is a small independent fine art gallery dedicated to championing the work of local artists in the South West. Our small, inviting gallery space offers a professional, affordable venue for both experienced and budding artists, as well as providing a venue for events, groups and workshops.'

Artizan Gallery                                        

7 Lucius Street                                                                   
Torquay
Devon
TQ2 5UW

01803 428626

info@artizangallery.co.uk

www.artizangallery.co.uk

Opening times:

Monday to Friday - 12noon to 6pm

Saturday - 9am to 5pm

Sunday - closed

May 2018 - WHOBID

... aka Westward Ho! and Bideford Art Society

I'm delighted to announce that I have just been elected to full membership of this widely known and respected Art Society which has historic links to the Burton Art Gallery & Museum in Bideford. Members of the Society include painters, printmakers, sculptors, wood-carvers, potters and textile artists.

WHOBID hold an annual exhibition at the Burton every summer - this year is their 96th exhibition which runs from 11th August to 16th September.

See WHOBID for more information

New style news page

Returning visitors might notice a distinct change to my news page. I've updated its style so that I can add information in reverse chronological order - rather like a blog, but not quite.

I hope it's a bit more interesting in its new format. More stuff will be added as & when...

Speculation Gallery, Plymouth

... paintings on display from April 2018

Speculation Gallery is a new venture by Devon artist and tutor Anthony O'Keefe, who has selected works from several DAN members in his new gallery. Some of my paintings have been on display here.

Speculation Gallery

Old Road

Brixton

Plymouth

PL8 2BS

 

See www.speculationgallery.com for details of classes and opening hours.

 

Email anthonyokeefeportraits@gmail.com

House & Garden magazine, March 2018

My work was selected to appear in House & Garden Magazine's 'Art Edit' section (March 2018 edition).

A tiny inclusion - but a thrill nonetheless to be a small part of such a high-quality Condé Nast publication.

Painters Online

I joined this online community of artists some time ago and occasionally post new paintings to the site (see http://www.painters-online.co.uk/artist/lisar6).

There's lots of interesting stuff on here - give yourself plenty of time to browse...

Devon Artist Network

... aka DAN

Having enjoyed such success in late 2017 I wanted to maintain momentum with my painting, so in February 2018 I decided to join DAN in order to take part in their Open Studios event later in the year (dates will be published in due course).

This is a Devon-wide event so covers a large geographical area, and hundreds of artists usually open up their studios to the public.

Friends of the Burton Art Gallery and Museum

Annual Open Christmas Exhibition - 18th November - 24th December 2017

This is the yearly open exhibition of selected works held at the Burton Art Gallery & Museum in Bideford, organised and run by the Friends of Burton Art Gallery.

I was delighted to have 4 paintings selected and hung in this exhibition.

It's a great opportunity to shop for that special gift in the run-up to Christmas, and also a chance to get out of the weather & enjoy a coffee in the Café du Parc after browsing through the fabulous items in the Burton's craft gallery.

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, 17th - 21st October 2017

I was thrilled to be invited to exhibit my paintings on the Rosvik Gallery stand at the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea in autumn 2017.

The exhibition was a great success and a wonderful opportunity to exhibit my new collection of abstract paintings.

Thank you to everyone who supported us on our stand - we enjoyed every minute of our time there !!

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