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This Painting Malarkey@ Open Up Sheffield

This is – just possibly – our last year at 78 Kingfield Road and we are celebrating it by hosting This Painting Malarkey as part of Sheffield Open Studios.  Opening times are 11.00 to 5.00 on May 4th, 5th and 6th and May 11th and 12th. Here are a few of the new works that I shall be showing at Open Studios.

Low tide at Burnham Overy Staithe.   Brought up in north Norfolk, this is one of my favourite places. The magic of sea birds over the marshes and grasses and the wonderful walk to the sea through the dunes.  When we were last here we saw a snow bunting on the path – clearly tired but very much alive.  Strangely, I find the colours in the mud rather inspiring!

After Tom Thomson 1.  One of my favourite artists at the moment, Tom Thomson was one of the Canadian Group of 7 painters in the early 20th century known as the Canadian Impressionists.  This not-quite-copy is my attempt to find his fabulous landscape colours.

Sunlight on the canal. Here I have superimposed a classic and tranquil scene over an abstract painting.  I like the slightly surrealist effect of the under-painting coming through in places.