Paintings and drawings

From 1967 to 1972, I spent 5 years studying visual arts at arts schools in England. Ever since leaving art school, I have always worked with visual arts alongside music. For many years I worked as a community artist and played an active role in developing the UK's community arts movement. Among a whole range of projects, I worked on large scale murals, both painted and mosaic, made photographic exhibitions developed and used portable photo-silkscreen equipment with a big variety of community groups, and I also worked in multi-disciplinary teams with drama workers, dancers, story tellers, textile artists and so on.

Solo art exhibition in Reykjavík

Since moving to Iceland in 2004, I have been working on domestic scale paintings and drawings and I held my first solo exhibition in over forty years through the month of November 2020 at the Gallery Grásteinn in Reykjavík.  Here are a couple of little video clips that give an idea of what the show was like.

 

I am now working hard on a new series of paintings on irregular shaped grounds. They will be exhibited through November 2021 at the gallery of Samband íslenskra myndlistarmanna (SÍM) the Society of Icelandic Artists.

​​​​​​​Here is a selection of work from the past few years.

Title: Recycled echo  Date: May 2020 Dimensions: 95 cm x 61cm  Materials: Acrylic on 4mm MDF

Title: Twisted plane  Date: July 2020

Dimensions: This painting is not rectangular all sides are of different length Top 79 cm x right 60.5 cm x bottom 82.5 cm x left 63.5 cm 

Materials: Acrylic on calico covered 18mm plywood

Title: Parallel views    Date: August 2020

Dimensions: This painting is not rectangular all sides are of different length Top 82 cm x right 52 cm x bottom 82 cm x left 55.5 cm 

Materials: Acrylic on calico covered 18mm plywood

Title: Dream memory    Date: 2019  Dimensions: 94cm x 61cm  Materials: Acrylic and crayon on 4mm MDF

Title: Look again   Date: August 2019  Dimensions: 61cm x 75cm  Materials: Acrylic on 4mm MDF

Title: Carbon hand print   Date: July 2019 Dimensions: 61cm x 94cm  Materials: Acrylic and graphite on 4mm MDF

Title: Hidden in plane view   Date: July 2019  Dimensions: 71cm x 61cm   Materials:  Acrylic on 4mm MDF

Green flight  Date: 2018  Dimensions: 65cm x 61cm  Materials: Acrylic on 4mm MDF

Title: Winter wait    Date: May 2019  Dimensions: 61cm x 75cm  Materials: Acrylic on 4mm MDF

Title: Golden rotation     Date: 2018  Dimensions: 94cm x 61cm  Materials: Acrylic on 4mm MDF

Works on paper

Three graphic works from the Calendar series.  Date 2012 -13   Dimensions 50cm x 50cm  Materials: pencil, graphite and charcoal on black paper

Two graphic works from the Torf series.  Date: 2014   Dimensions 50cm x 50cm  Materials: pencil, graphite and charcoal on black paper

Two drawings from the Interference series:  Date: 2015 Dimensions: 40cm x 40cm and 40cm x 50cm Materials: pen on tracing paper

Graphic work from the Hólar series  Date: 2016  Dimensions: 50cm x 40cm  Materials: crayon on black paper

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