It was in November of 2021 that I first received contact from Megan Thompson regarding the possibility of exhibiting within the gallery. I was painting in York at the time and the call took me totally by surprise. I drove down to their Mayfair gallery the following week with the best paintings I had available and practically hung them myself. The response to my work was hugely positive prompting the offer of a solo show. That was in May 2022 and I’ve spent the succeeding months creating a collection of new work for the exhibition from locations across the UK including Oxford, Cambridge, and of course London. Venice was the surprise inclusion after a successful trip abroad this summer. There is a good range of painting sizes too starting with ‘Midday, Church of San Giorgio Maggiore’ which depicts the height of the day and heat of Venice and is just 10x8in, up to ‘The Lions of Trafalgar Square’ which is an impressive 40x64in and painted on canvas within my studio.
‘Midday, Church of San Giorgio Maggiore’, 10x8in, oil on board.
‘The Lions of Trafalgar Square’ , 40x64in, oil on canvas.
To accompany the exhibition Thompson’s have created a wonderful catalogue containing a section of the artworks and after visiting me in my studio to find out more haver written a rather complimentary write up to head up the catalogue. Here’s what Thompson have had to say about the collection-
I do hope you can visit the gallery and appreciate the works in full. And that in some small way I can connect with you through my work.
You can view the exhibition catalogue here.