I’ve been dismissive about Instagram in the past, mainly because it can sometimes take the art out of photography. However using a camera-phone whilst out and about to snap anything that interests me, I’ve come to see the value in it. Until now these these images have been stuck on my phone and eventually end up on my computer. For many this is the best place, but some are pretty good and should be shared. I’m conscious that I don’t update my website often enough with new work, so Instagram is good way of regularly showing what’s grabbing my attention.
So, if you’d like to keep up-to-date with my random collection of camera-phone pictures or follow me on Instagram, please use this: DMD Instagram Link or the Instagram icon on my Home Page footer to link to my Instagram page.
It’s nice to have my work featured in Bare Hill Publishing’s latest book ‘Landscape & Portrait #1’. This is the sixth book in their The State of Art, art book series and explores some of the more traditional subjects and techniques that artists are seeking to represent. The title alludes to the format of an image as well as the composition of the subject matter. The book includes the work of 41 Landscape & Portrait Artists, with 154 full colour pages, 209 illustrations including artist statements and biographies.
The State of Art – Landscape & Portrait #1 is available via Amazon, Waterstones and other online book retailers for £24.99. A 25% discount is available if bought direct from Barehill’s Bookshop.
The State of Art – Landscape & Portrait #1
Edited by Andy Laffan.
Softcover, 10.8″ x 8″ (27.6cm x 20.3cm)
‘hidden’: 40″ x 26″ Giclée print, aluminium dibond mounted, available as an edition of 7.
they cycle past – one of two short films shown.
The Searchers began as a ‘one year’ gallery project in Bristol promoting collectable contemporary art. We are now a roaming group of artists aiming to support and challenge each other in our individual practices, with studio visits, shared experiences and critical discussion. Our latest show includes painting, drawing, sculpture, photography & film. As well as new body of work ‘Hidden’; inspired by the camps & structures of Leigh Woods by myself (photography and short films) the exhibition features the work of Harriet Aston, Stephen Buckeridge, Tony Eastman, Michael Hayter, Stuart Low, Jitka Palmer and Ruth Piper. In addition we have commissioned Bristol art historian & writer, Lizzie Lloyd to write an accompanying text for the exhibition.
It was John Ford’s classic western ‘The Searchers’ that inspired our name. Obsessive and curious by nature artists travel alone, searching through unfamiliar territory, hoping for fresh insights & new configurations.
‘Shooting from the hip’
12-24 September 2014
Private view – Friday 12th September at 6pm
6 Leonard Lane
Bristol BS1 1EA
Tel: 07711 541 852
‘in the distance’: 73cm x 73cm Giclée print / Ash box framed. Available as an edition of 5.
It’s always nice to be invited to show at the Grant Bradley Gallery, being the gallery closest to my home and studio. I want to see how you see is curated exhibition of photography selected from a diverse group of artists living and working in the Bristol region. The exhibition encompasses works of contemporary portraiture, landscape and social documentary. With no given theme, each artist displays the work that best represents themselves. I will be showing ‘in the distance’ from my ‘Built Environment’ series plus a short film ‘the light shines through’.
I want to see how you see
9th – 30th August 2014
Private view – Friday 8th August at 6pm
The Grant Bradley Gallery
1 St Peters Court
Bristol BS3 4AQ
Tel: 0117 9637 673
It’s Open Studios at BV Studios at the end of the month. The converted warehouse in Bedminster, Bristol houses over 100 artists who work in a variety of media. It’s always a great weekend and a great way to discover some wonderful art and chat to the artists who make it.
I’m in Studio R5 (up the right hand staircase from the entrance hall), so please come along and say hello.
Friday 30th May: 6pm – 9pm
Saturday 31st May & Sunday 1st June: 11am – 6pm
‘blown by the river’: 32cm x 47cm framed Giclée print, aluminium dibond mounted. available as an edition of 10.
As an associate artist with Walking the Land I am happy to be showing as part of ‘From the River and the Sea’. The exhibition will feature work by painters, printmakers, photographers and sculptors, please view the Exhibition eGallery
‘From the River and the Sea’
The Old Passage Inn, Arlingham, Gloucestershire GL2 7JR
Tel: 01452 740547
The exhibition runs from 6 May – 31 May
Tuesday to Friday: 11am – 10pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am – 10pm
Walking the Land connect art, landscape and community, with the landscape and walking providing the catalyst for their creative activities.
‘From the River and the Sea’ is part of the Stroud Valley Arts Site 2014 Festival
‘dark matter iii’: 30cm x 40cm floating Giclée print, aluminium dibond mounted. available as an edition of 10.
For this years Bristol Festival of Photography I’m pleased to be showing a collection of images and one short film exploring the lure of the sea, at the wonderful Zion Community Arts space in South Bristol.
The Festival will run throughout May with photographers and artists showing at venues across the city.
The exhibition runs from 1 May – 30 May
Tuesday to Friday: 9:30am – 4pm
Saturday 10am – 1pm
Zion Community Arts
Bishopsworth Road, Bedminster Down, Bristol BS13 7JW
Directions: on street parking is available along Bishopsworth Rd and surrounding streets. The No.75/76 Showcase bus route stops opposite Zion and along Bishopsworth Rd. Parson St station is situated at the bottom of Bedminster Down Rd, approximately 10mins walk (uphill).
‘the curve’: 51cm x 76cm Giclée print, aluminium dibond mounted, box framed. available as an edition of 10.
I’ll be showing some new (see above) and existing work with fellow BV studio holders at the Sidcot Community Gallery this summer. The exhibition showcases a range of artwork from ten selected artists, each exhibiting a small body of work. The show includes painting, photography, mixed media and more.
Ten selected artists:
Ruth Piper | Penny Jones | Ruth Wallace | Dave Morgan-Davies | Anne Adamson | Jess Bartlett | Heather Jane Wallace | Midge Naylor | Luke Mitchell | Astrid Foreman
The exhibition runs from 10 May – 7 June
Thursday to Friday: 11am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Sidcot Community Arts Centre in the South West of England is a dynamic, flexible space that is home to visual arts, performance, music, workshops, talks, and much more. The gallery is only 15 miles from the city of Bristol and within one hour’s travel of Bath.
Sidcot Community Arts Centre, Sidcot School
Oakridge Lane, Winscombe, North Somerset, BS25 1PD
For more details visit the Sidcot Gallery website
The Contemporary Landscape Photography Open is the W-CA’s second juried exhibition of 2013, focussing on contemporary photographic responses to landscape. I’ll be showing ‘new-clear vision i’ as part of the show: a 26″ x 40″ floating Giclée print, aluminium dibond mounted, available as an edition of 10.
ALIKI BRAINE * ALNIS STAKLE * BEN CAVE * COLIN THOMAS * CRAIG DOW * CHARLIE HURCOMBE * DAFNA TALMOR * DAN BURWOOD * DANIEL BOSWORTH * DARREN NISBETT * DAVE MORGAN-DAVIES * DAVID SHEPHERD * FERGUS HERON * FERNANDO MASELLI * GEOFF HODGSON * GLEN STOKER * HELEN SEAR * JAMES SMITH * JIM JOHNSTON * KAREN DENSHAM * LOUISE OATES * MARTINA LINDQVIST * MINNA PÖLLÄNEN PADDY KELLY * PHILLIPA KLAIBER * ROB BLEWS * SAM KEMP * STEPHEN SHEEHAN * STEPHEN MONGER * SUJATA MAJUMDAR * SYLVIA STIFF * TANIA COATES * TRISTAN HUTCHINSON * VICTORIA AHRENS * ZOE CHILDERLEY
Paul Seawright, Dan Holdsworth, Richard Billingham, Pete James, Jem Southam and Ivan & Heather Morison and Fiona Crisp.
The exhibition runs from 07 – 28 December 2013.
10:30am to 4:30pm
Worcester City Gallery & Museum,
Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1DT
For more details visit the W-CA website
I’m very pleased to have had ‘Above the line’ selected for this years RWA’s Annual Open exhibition.
‘Above the Line’ is a 26″ x 40″ floating Giclée print, aluminium dibond mounted. It is available as part of an edition of 10.
The exhibition runs from 24 November 2013 – 26 January 2014.
For more details visit the RWA website