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Autumn Painting

After a long summer of grieving and redecorating and fulfilling all the duties of a single parent, the children started back to school in September. The Autumn term is my time for painting, I go back to my normal routine, 3 days at work, 2 days in the shed, and every...

Loss

On the 12th June my Father, Michael John Hollyfield passed away. He was 82 years old. His Funeral was on the 30th June and we scattered his ashes into the sea on 2nd July. It’s been a time of grieving and remembering, and honoring the man that Dad was.  ...

Works in Progress

As mentioned in a previous post, I have been exploring a new motif. At present I am titling these piecesĀ  ‘The Lookout’ and the work is currently finding itself through exploration within the painting process. I have been experimenting with painting on...

Fresh Art Fair

This weekend I was fortunate enough to be invited to do some Live Painting at the Fresh Art Fair at Cheltenham Racecourse. www.freshartfair.net My work was exhibited along with other artists from New Blood Art, and I worked on some new pieces exploring my new motif in...

Painting Pause

Life has taken me through some unexpected turns these last few months. Since my last post I have finished ‘Homage to Pelican Island’ and ‘The Watery Edge’ and also finished a few more smaller paintings which are all now to be seen in the...

Painting Journal

Process…. Working on Homage to Pelican Island. I am returning to this painting after 3 and a half months. My first inclination was to make some definite line in what was a reasonably formless piece of work. I find I struggle with wanting to keep the...