I’m delighted to announce a new exhibition of my recent paintings. My solo show ‘Shifting Edges’ will open at 10am on Saturday 19th October, at Off The Wall Gallery in Llandaff, Cardiff. I will be at the Gallery all day for the opening if you would like to come along to chat and view the paintings with a glass of wine (or cup of tea!). The exhibition then continues through until 16th November 2019.
This new body of work explores the subtle shades and undercurrents of feeling caught up within the anticipation of change. Through the endless restlessness of the seas, to the fluctuating atmosphere of the skies and the shifting edges in between, I reflect on the emotional highs and lows, the sense of hesitation and hopefulness, those moments of both excitement and uncertainty that take place when wondering what might happen next.
While painting in preparation for my new exhibition after an eventful year, I had become aware that I was dealing with the emotions that arise with facing change. Alongside the experience of painting for an audience at my recent Open Studio Event, the challenge of teaching workshops and producing several workshop articles for magazines, my art practice has also outgrown my home studio. I have since made the decision to take on a new larger studio that will provide an amazing space to paint and develop my practice, as well the chance to show my work and do more teaching.
There is the sense that a chapter has come to a close, and that change is on the horizon. As I prepare to move into my new studio, I feel that my work is about to shift, I feel on the cusp of new things. Observing life on this constantly shifting ocean edge, and watching the ephemeral junctures of land, sea and sky, things appear to stay the same but really endless change is the one constant thing. My new exhibition ‘Shifting Edges’ reflects those feelings of uncertainty, suspense and exhilaration as I anticipate what is to come.
The exhibition takes place at Off The Wall Gallery, a beautiful Victorian building in Llandaff, Cardiff. This friendly and relaxed gallery provides a calm and peaceful space to view my latest collection. Original oil paintings, cards and prints will be available for sale during the exhibition, and can also be purchased online at galleryoffthewall.com.