‘Hidden Depths’ at the Curzon Cinema, Clevedon, July 2016

An exhibition of art inspired by The Marine Lake at Clevedon I love the Marine Lake, it’s very special, and it’s the place where I first seriously got into open water swimming. From this sprang a spontaneous series of drawings about the nature of swimming outside, and so I’m delighted to have been asked to display some of these as part of an exhibition celebrating the Marine Lake. I’ve swum there for hours in the summer, and braved its icy waters in the winter; the lake and its visitors have been an engaging year-round subject. I shall be exhibiting alongside…

Clevedon Pier, scribbles and hats

I swim at Clevedon, in the Marine Lake and in what we like to call the sea, though you may call it the Bristol Channel if you wish, and this is a little project that came out of a discussion between a few people that I swim with. Someone said we could get hats printed with our name on… in the event that we decided on a name. I suggested that they also needed a picture of the very fine Victorian Pier at Clevedon on them and offered to draw it. Everyone liked the idea of the pier and nobody…

Swimming in Exhibitions

The Clevedon Tides Festival was fun, even though I didn’t see much beyond the inside of the beer tent (where my stand was), but people came to see me. Got to catch up with several fellow swimmers. I never got to swim in the lake though, which was a shame! I printed lots of greetings cards from the cat-of-the-day drawings (swimming and cats, but no swimming cats), and these went down very well and will also be appearing in my Etsy shop very soon. There are a few cat ones here but lots more to come, including about 15 different…

Canvas print with me for scale

Is this picture real?

The digital sketches of my Cat-of-the-Day blog mostly only exist in electronic form – I have printed cards, I have a couple of collections featuring in calendars for next year and I have printed and framed a few, but on the whole I’ve never seen them other than on a screen. So I am rather excited about this huge print that I have just had delivered. For a drawing for which I have no ‘original’ to sell, since it is all created on a digital screen, this elevates the picture to – not an original – but to a rather…

Clevedon Tides Festival 19th – 20th September 2015

This year I shall have a stand in the Marquee at Clevedon Tides Festival 19th – 20th September, where I will have prints on display and for sale. In-keeping with the setting, some of these are likely to be my swimming-related drawings, and a shoal of mermaids would seem appropriate too. Venue: Clevedon Sea Front, the Salthouse Fields and Clevedon marine Lake. (both the lake and the Fields are at  the opposite end of the seafront from the Pier) Dates: 19th – 20th September 2015 I will not be there on the Friday – that is a schools event. I…