About

TEW Portrait 2 72My artistic practice is diverse involving various media (both 2D and 3D) partly because I tend to visualise a piece and then bring it to fruition using whatever is the most appropriate medium. Much of my work bridges the relationship between 2D and 3D, negative and positive including negative space, shadows, and reflections and, increasingly, between figuration and abstraction. Subject matter ranges from the serious to the scenic.  My work is often analytical – reducing images to their basic elements and then building them up again but often distorted or changed in some way.

During August 2015 I held a “one woman show” called Diversions at the Hastings Arts Forum (HAF), St Leonards on Sea. I used both galleries and showed a mixture of work including installations including Birdland 2 (an installation featuring The Crow) . During the show I worked on some new collages and was asked to make a collage in the same style (Beatlemania) in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Support.

Early in 2016, Birdland+, a much expanded version of The Crow installation including two new large mixed media oil on linen paintings, was shown at 54 The Gallery, Shepherd Market, London.  This show also featured the new collages I started making during the Diversions show and some other new work.  During that year my work was shown in various curated shows, in the Brighton Festival and at the Parallax Art Fair in London.

My most recent solo exhibition (Black, White & Splashes of Colour – May 2017) comprising 23 new prints of various types (made in a single six-month period – July 2016 and January 2017) was held in Gallery 1 of the Hasting Arts Forum.  Again, during the show I was in the gallery a lot of the time making some work. Also during May some of my smaller prints could be seen in an Open House as part of the Brighton Arts Festival.  My work was also shown in the Martyrs’ Gallery Summer Salon 2017 in Lewes and the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London. The Linchpin Graphics group of artists exhibited at the Da Vinci Hotel and Art Gallery in Eastbourne during the last quarter of the year / into 2018 and put on a show arts@thecrypt in Seaford (April / May 2018).

The year of 2017 saw little by way of completed new works but was a year of experiment and development (including embedding woodcuts within screenprints) which is now being translated into a strong programme of work (Trees & Roots) for 2018 through 2019 and probably beyond. This is building towards a new solo show (provisionally entitled Of Trees and Roots and ……………… ) due to be held in Gallery 2 of the Hastings Arts Forum from Tuesday 9th to Sunday 21st July 2019.  I have gone back to ceramic sculpture (after about 13 years!) and hope to show some at this show (again as part of the Trees & Roots body of work) and my friend Branka Vrhovski-Stanton may also exhibit some of her latest ceramic pieces.  In the meantime, some of my prints (of various types) will be shown in the Martyrs’ Gallery Summer Salon 2018 in Lewes.