Spring into action

As the clocks go forward and spring is finally here, I have decided to take part in some local art events to keep me busy.

I recently applied by submitting two of my prints to the ‘Cotton-On-MCR’ open call. This is an open exhibition at the Saul Hay gallery in Castlefield, Manchester running between April and May. Hopefully I will be successful, fingers crossed.

Yesterday, I decided to take part in the Stockport’s Giant Leap Ahead project to submit designs for frog statues on various themes such as ‘Frog the builder’ or ‘Music frog’.

On a different note, I have been working this month on preparing images to use for future etchings which I hope to complete this year.

I have also recently, creating various sketches of the Arden Arms pub which I hope to use as inspiration for my next print. Here are a few images.

Sketch of Arden Arms pub
Sketch of Arden Arms pub

Urban sketching

Today, I took part in some urban sketching organised by Annette from Stockport Art Guild 

Artists met at the art gallery and we had 2 hours to sketch around Stockport either inside or out.

I chose to sketch at Stockport Exchange near the railway station and found a perfect place to sit outside the new hotel. The weather was cool and rainy, but I managed at couple of good sketches using fineliners and pencils.