Cupola Christmas Exhibition

Cupola Christmas Exhibition

Unique Beauty 25th November – 6th January

“Inspecting the Hydrogen Bomb”
“Arrival”

 

“Yellow Song”

“Inspecting the Hydrogen Bomb”, “Arrival” and “Yellow Song” are on show at Cupola Gallery in Sheffield as part of Unique Beauty, a selected group exhibition celebrating the unique and idiosyncratic.

Cupola Contemporary Art

178 – 178a Middlewood Road, Sheffield S6 1TD

www.cupolagallery.com

Open 10 – 6 Monday – Saturday

Impressions of “Speakers”

"Speakers" Oil on paper. 36cm x 46cm. May 2016.
“Speakers” Oil on paper. 36cm x 46cm. May 2016.

Some thoughts on “Speakers” by Dave Wardell.

Seeing this painting filled me with a sense of nostalgia for my parents and grandparents’ houses in the late sixties when style was based on simple lines, primary colours and “organic” angular shapes such as those found on tea services like Woolworth’s “Homemaker”, Hornsea’s “Bronte” and Broadhurst’s “Compass” and Britamic’s “Mexico” both designed by Kathy Winkle. There was also a style of coat hook that was “W” shaped and had 5 hangers each with a bright coloured ball to hang a coat on and every home seemed to have one.

Homemaker: http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/022723/home-maker-plate-arnold-tom/

Kathy Winkle: https://uk.pinterest.com/veritywinkle/aunty-kath-aka-kathie-winkle/

Coat hooks: sixties-coat-hook

Todmorden Open Studios 2016 9th, 10th, 11th September 11am -5pm

I look forward to meeting you at my studio this weekend at Frostholme Mill, home to http://www.nathanfurniture.co.uk

Nathan Furniture, Frostholme Mill, Burnley Road, Todmorden OL14 7ED.

I’m about 3 miles outside Todmorden in the direction of Burnley, opposite the Waggon and Horses pub. I’m on the third floor and a lift is available.

Call 07817 976 683 to be taken through the building to the studio.

Frostholme Mill

My studio
Work in progress.
The mill on Burnley Road was originally a cotton mill built in 1861 with subsequent extensions. Now occupied by furniture manufacturers.
The mill on Burnley Road was originally a cotton mill built in 1861 with subsequent extensions. Now occupied by furniture manufacturers.
A view of the back of the mill.

Above and Beneath exhibition

Creative with Nature gallery and open studio.
"Strength" Oil on paper. 36cm x 46cm May 2016 SOLD
“Strength” Oil on paper. 36cm x 46cm May 2016 SOLD

Above and Beneath is an exhibiton of abstract paintings exploring new and unknown places.

8th July to 24th August 2016.

Creative with Nature studio, 17 Burnley Road, Todmorden OL14 7BU.

Opening times: Weds to Sat 10am – 5pm and Sunday 12 – 4pm.

Access: Ground floor venue, no steps, seating available.

“Sensors”

“Sensors”
“Sensors” (Detail)

This painting started out as a sharp acid yellow blending into green. The idea was to have yellow underneath, to scrape back into. Next I painted the white shapes making these vaguely oblong with a dark dot at the base. These shapes became sensors and each sensor is held in it’s own bucket of duck-egg blue that has become liquid and trickles down over the grey. The yellow colour pulled in the blue shade of the dot and I was pleased with the way the colours could be side by side, self-contained and yet complimenting each other.

Comments from Above and Beneath exhibition:

“This one is my very fave. I want to live here and not have any troubles.”

"Sensors" comments
Comments written during the Above and Beneath exhibition.