Under the Same Sky;Dean Clough Mills

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I have visited the gallery at Dean Clough since I was a teenager. It was a haven for me; to look at art and be in a creative space. I remember a book arts exhibition there which left a really strong impression on me and lead me to study illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. To this day stories and producing art that works as a collection or a sequence (as a book does) is still fundamental to me.

place to paint

A few weeks ago on the sunniest day I went for a walk in the hills where I live.Every Friday I walk my friends dog and it gives me the perfect excuse to get outside (I am inside so much printing or painting).

I took lots of photographs as it was so beautiful. There was a slight breeze and warm sunshine. I knew this little walk would provide an inspiration for new paintings and it did;

painting collage

I don’t really know why my colours turn out like this but anyway this is my slice of a lovely day.

This painting and  more will be at my exhibition ‘Under the same sky’ at Heart Gallery. It will include lots of landscapes of Hebden Bridge and places close to my heart. The exhibition starts on the 8th of September, I hope to see you there.