Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Monday, 13 July 2009
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
One of the paintings I shall be showing at the Figure 8 exhibition at Preston Hall Museum from 2 May 2009 to 13 June 2009. It follows on from my Vaporetto Series shown in Darlington last year.
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
This painting is currently on show at the Club's Annual Exhibition in the Guildhall, Quayside, Newcastle. The show runs until 28 December.
Monday, 6 October 2008
Thursday, 11 September 2008
We set up the Figure 8 Stand yesterday, ready for tonight's NewcastleGateshead VIP Preview Evening . Considering we knew nothing of what would be expected of us, and having no previous experience of art fairs, I think we acquitted ourselves pretty well.
To give credit where due, I have to say that we'd have taken hours longer than we did, were it not for Peter S. He's a wizard with the spirit level, pencil and electric drill. By the time we left, shortly before the 6 o'clock close, there were people who'd been there all day and had barely got past the fixing on mirror plates stage.
Here are two photographs of how our stand looks.
We'll be there early again this afternoon. The Art Fair Police will be coming round to inspect the stand and make sure our modest table doesn't intrude beyond our allocated space, then once we have their blessing, the place will be thrown open to the Press.
If you're around over the weekend, do try to look in on us at Stand N2, in the Northern Rock Foundation Hall at The Sage, Gateshead. We'll all be there most times on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, The opening times are:
Friday 12th September 11am-6pm
Saturday 13th September 11am-5pm
Sunday 14th September 11am-5pm
Friday, 1 August 2008
Monday, 28 July 2008
Blawearie Steps (Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 ins.)
This is one of my paintings currently showing in the Figure 8: Colourworks exhibition at the McGuinness Gallery in Bishop Auckland. See sidebar for further details.
Saturday, 26 July 2008
Wednesday, 30 January 2008
Any publicity is good publicity, I guess, however inaccurate. We're not, of course all landscape painters and the pictures in the show at Gateshead Library Gallery are very definitely not the "region's best-loved scenes."
However, it's a start in getting our name better known.
Saturday, 5 January 2008
Thursday, 11 October 2007
Sunday, 30 September 2007
Wednesday, 26 September 2007
Tuesday, 25 September 2007
Wednesday, 19 September 2007
Drawn together by a passionate belief in paint as an expressive contemporary medium, North East painters Harry Bell, Ian Bennett, Frank Briffa and Maureen Stephenson joined forces in 2004 to show together as Figure 8.
As individual artists, we've all shown extensively in the North East and throughout the UK with work in private collections both here and abroad and also in public buildings in the UK.
Forthcoming exhibitions include:-
- 4th November for 4 weeks Guild Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne
- 11th January to 1st March Gateshead Library
- 11th April to 31st May Myles Meehan Gallery, Darlington Arts Centre, Vane Terrace, Darlington
- 4th June for 6 weeks Corner Gallery, The Biscuit Factory
- 28th July to 23rd August Tom McGuinness Gallery, Town Hall, Bishop Auckland
Further detailed information will be circulated nearer the individual show dates for exhibitions in 2008. We'll also be posting information here on the blog.
What else will appear on the Figure 8 blog? That remains to be seen. This is something of an experiment, but each member of the group will be able to post as and when they want to.