Thursday, January 24, 2013

Newbridge Art Trail 2013

I'm very pleased to be participating in the Newbridge Art Trail again this year, having been too busy with the Art at the Edge exhibitions and sculpture trail last year.

                             Newbridge Art Trail 
       Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May 2013

We are a very diverse group of artists based in the Newbridge and Lower Weston areas of Bath. Artwork ranges from painting, printmaking, illustration and sculpture, to jewellery, ceramics, photography, video, mixed media and textiles.

Many of the artists open their studios or homes to display their latest work, giving visitors a chance to see how their artwork is created and buy at competative, 'direct from the artist' prices. Some artists share venues and refreshments are usually available at some venues.

More details will be available in the next few weeks, including the list of this years participating artists and the trail map, at our website

I will have my studio on Old Newbridge Hill open for the trail and will be demonstrating some printmaking and displaying prints, drawings and cards.

'Storm clouds'
hand coloured woodcut

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Support the Elephant Family campaign

I've really enjoyed creating designs for the Elephant Parade sculptures over the past 3 years and hope to work with them again in the future. I'm particularly pleased that money raised from the parades goes to support the work of the Elephant Family charity to save Asian elephants.

          'Mosha the world at your feet'
which I painted for the Copenhagen Elephant Parade

The Elephant Family help the endangered Asian elephant in a number of ways including preserving the natural habitat of the elephant. Sadly 13 elephant have been killed on railway lines in India in the past fortnight alone and today the charity asked for people to sign a letter to the Indian Railways Minister, to support the call to put speed restrictions on the railways going through elephant habitat.

If you would like to support this cause or help Asian Elephants in other ways please go to