It gives me great pleasure to announce that I have been invited to join the Swiss Urban Sketchers Symposium this September and run a series of workshops and demos in the beautiful city of Zurich. I gladly accepted the invite and preparations are underway to capture Switzerlands vast selection of colours, architecture and people.
The event itself kicks off on the 7th September 2023 , where two hundred sketching enthusiasts will descent upon the Swiss city and learn from a great selection of highly talented artists and urban sketchers. I plan to learn plenty myself. These events are such a great social occasion and all levels of experience, sketching mediums and skills are encouraged to join in.
Tickets go on sale soon.
I am personally very excited by the range colours of Zurich and the mixture of old and new architecture, something that always fuels my creative side, and my curiosity around the history that the urban landscape can tell.
More details on the event can also be found via instagram and Facebook
This week kicked off with a real surprise as I was invited to join the host of BBC Radio Somerset breakfast show, Claire Carter, to comment on my urban landscape art and the basis around urban sketching. With a new stunning new dragon sculpture recently unveiled by the talented chainsaw sculptor Matthew Crabb, art and town culture has come under some debate. It was a pleasure to discuss with Claire how I believe we should embrace every effort to enrich where we live with expressive art. Listen to the radio interview here and let me know your thoughts.
My recent sketch of the newly developed Coal Orchard riverside area in Taunton caught the eye of the BBC and we discussed the ethos behind drawing on location, capturing a personal view of the urban space and more specifically how I like to work with fast and fluid mark making, continuous line drawing and of course, bold colour use influenced by the day, the weather or simply just my mood.
Very proud to share the news of being invited to be feature as part of the Cross Roads exhibition at the The Gallery Holt. The urban landscape themed exhibition featured a range of artists who focus on architectural subjects.
An exhibition of original paintings of the urban landscape. Over half of the worlds’ population, some 4.2 billion inhabitants*, live in our cities around the world. This exhibition will focus on inspirational and diverse architecture which can be found in some of the most recognisable locations around the world.
Five original pieces are available to see and purchase at the event and online