2011 – 2023 3rd Space Studio timeline

My studio today 2023
MY Studio 2019

2018 NADA

My studio 2017
My studio 2016
My studio 2015
My studio May 2014

2012-2013 Part-Time M.A. in Drawing at NTU

Complete MA and Nottingham Open 2013
Moogee at studio 2012
Main studio 2011
First studio space at 3rd Space September 2011

Previous to 2010 I breifly had studio space at Oldknows Studios which became the Goldfactory Project Space and City Arts when they had offices in Radford. The Oldknows space in 2008 was the first studio I had ever had after leaving art college in London (Hornsey) in 1981.

Blank Canvas Time Again

Blank Canvases

Today I ventured into my studio again after several years not painting…this blog not being update since May 2019 says it all.

I did have a couple of forays but ended in nothing substantial but this time I committed to going further.

The only two painted canvases I have left are both memories of a trip to Youlgreave from 2010 or before not sure exactly. Was a trip my then wife and I made to The Old Bull in Youlgreave. I held on to them as they have pleasant associations which became harder to find as my wife’s illness escalated. She passed away in 2020 and is the main reason I have not done much of anything let alone paint.

So here the two old landscapes and a painting of a road near my home town of Didcot in South Oxfordshire from I guessing 1988. A bit damaged as only have a polaroid. The painting was gifted to a friend for their wedding.

Youlgreave 1
Youlgreave 2: The Hut
Hagbourne Fields 1986

This kind of shows where my head is at in regards to new paintings. Been looking at John Nash after finding an excellent book in Waterstones sale.

Also Marsden Hartley who always reminds me of the Canadian Group of Seven..another key influence back in the day.