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Well I’m delighted to be posting the details of my first solo exhibition, EXPRESSIONS OF COLOUR & LIGHT.  Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery have kindly invited me to exhibit my liquid polymer and acrylic works that I have been developing over recent years. The works are abstract and semi-abstract contemporary paintings, only a handful of which, have been seen anywhere before. The preview is on the 14th of January 2017 starting at 2pm until 4pm to take advantage of the limited daylight at this time of year. The exhibition will run for a month, finishing on the 18th of February 2017  and entry is free so make a date in your diary to come and see some bright and colourful paintings that will chase away the winter blues. I’ll also be doing a demonstration of the techniques I use to create these works on Saturday 28th January so if you would like to come along to the demo’ please book by calling the gallery on  0161 474 4453.

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Running at the same time will be Heart of Glass, a costume and textile show by Yvonne Noworyta and Lesley Crowley-Bull, and a watercolour series by Jean Mayo so there will be lots of exciting works to see during your visit.

I’ve been really busy experimenting and developing my techniques using liquid polymers and acrylic paints over the last few months and I’m delighted to announce that I will be exhibiting a new show of these artworks in Stockport Art Gallery in January 2017. There will be some pieces that have been seen on the website but most will be new and exiting works that I have developed over the last few months in my attic studio. Preview dates will follow shortly but please make a note to come and see some stunning new works and if you call at the weekend I will be doing a demonstration.

Exiting news for the Artmill. We are thrilled to have some limited edition prints for sale by the well known, prolific artist John Kimpton. Renown for his wonderful studies of cats, John also has some stunning figure studies and landscapes for you to see and buy. You can also obtain his original works at his Dancing Cat Gallery in Glossop Indoor Market along with some of my works which he has been kind enough to promote for me. Very soon we will also have some of his wonderful original artworks on sale right here, so if you want a John Kimpton original painting please keep an eye on this site as they will be moving fast.

Delighted to be able to tell you the Artmill has donated 2 paintings to a local charity who are auctioning artworks on the 11th June in Stockport  at Seven Miles Out Art Cafe close to Artism Gallery which is a marvellous charity who raise funds for Autism, a charity particularly close to our hearts here. Please get involved if you can and get yourself a lovely piece of art by a group of northern artists and help a worthy cause too.

Another batch of polymers have been added to the inventory today and having spoken to a number of gallery owners recently I will be exhibiting from Easter onwards at a number of venues this summer.  The dates and locations will be appearing here soon so keep an eye out for further news on this page.  Hope you enjoy looking at the new selection of work on the site.

I’ve finally been able to add several new works to the website today, so you can now feast your eyes on my latest works in a style and medium that I have been exploring over the last year. I have been experimenting using liquid polymers and different consistencies of acrylic paints to create a new range of pictures that I find very exciting. The vividness of the colours and amazing variety of textures I have been able develop with these methods has produced some thrilling results. 

I have also been trying out some mixed media and have had some success, you can see two of the results on the site so take a look. Certainly not my usual style, but bright colours have attracted me lately, so prepare to be surprised.

I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do and if you want to see some of them up close, go to Glossop Art Gallery at the Indoor Market, open Thurs to Sat every week.

I’m happy to report that some more of my work will be available to view in Alchemy Art Gallery in Macclesfield. From November I will have a small number of paintings with Vince at Alchemy. Also I’ll be adding to the collection at Glossop Art Gallery over this weekend and finally I’ll be showing 3 paintings in Bradbury House, Glossop in the ‘Splash of Paint’ art exhibition of Glossop Art Society, for the full month of November.  

Our Christmas card designs are complete and orders can be placed from the beginning of November so please take a look !  We will endeavour to fill all orders taken by the end of November, so don’t leave it too late.

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You can now see Artmill paintings live !  Visit Glossop Art Gallery at the indoor market in Glossop, to see some of the latest abstract polymer creations on my website, in the flesh – so to speak. I’m delighted to say that I’m collaborating with talented artist and all round great guy, John Kimpton who has set up this lovely little gallery in the heart of the town of Glossop. He is planning a new display for November and this will include many more Artmill pieces so come on down and have a look.

Another lovely exhibition is on at Alchemy Art and framing in Macclesfield courtesy of Kate Collins and David Bez. Both super talented artists who have a beautiful and intimate exhibition showing Kate’s delightful ceramics and David’s stunning paintings. The exhibition is on until the end of December so call up and take a look.

A Colourful World by Judith Donaghy is another exhibition not to be missed, showing now until the 11th of November in Stockport Art Gallery, this is an experience not to be missed. A series of wonderfully engaging landscapes, brimming with colour and joy, call in and have your spirits lifted.

Well the NewMills Art Trail is over and I have taken down my display, I’m happy to say I made a sale and even more exiting, I was contacted by the National Trust at Lyme Park in Disley and asked to give some talks and demonstrations/workshops with the visitors to their upcoming winter exhibition Lymescapes. This exhibition will run from November to February and will be showing works from the Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year competition, which will start being broadcast next week. I’m really looking forward to these weekends and chatting to the visitors about my painting and inspiration for my work from the landscape in our beautiful part of the country. 

I’d love to see anyone planning a visit to this wonderful exhibition and will be at Lyme Park on Saturday 21st November and Sunday 29th November between 11am and 3pm. Come along and try your hand at some landscape painting. Hopefully I’ll be arranging some more dates for early next year too.

Here is the window display at Juice Graphics for the New Mills Art Trail – to be fair the photo really doesn’t do it justice and I am so grateful to Leon at Juice who has also allowed me a stand inside his lovely shop on Union Road in New Mills. I hope lots of you will go and visit New Mills from this weekend and on through the month as the town is turned into an Art Gallery

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The New Mill Art Trail begins this weekend 11th September and I’m off to Juice Graphics on Union Road, tomorrow, to set up my display for this art festival. Leon is kindly allowing me the full use of one of his shop windows and a little stand inside, so there will be plenty to look at from full size paintings, down to notecards, all featuring original artwork by yours truly.  I hope  you enjoy the display which will be all around the town and I will publish a trail map here once I have picked it up tomorrow.

Well the Glossop Art in the Window exhibition closes this weekend and all the paintings will be retrieved by our participants in the next few days, so if you haven’t seen them yet, get up there quickly !

I’m currently designing my display for the New Mills Art Trail which starts early in September. The Artmill paintings and cards will be on display in Juice Graphics on Union Road, New Mills from the 8th so call up and have a look at some original paintings and maybe buy a few early Christmas presents. You will be sure no one will have bought the same gift for your loved ones and they will be on offer at discounted prices.

The 33rd Derbyshire Open Art Exhibition is still on for another couple of weeks, so if you haven’t had chance to get there yet, pop on over with the children in the summer break. They can see some great art works and enjoy the museum displays at the same time, then maybe you can all in at the local Blue John Mines – altogether a smashing day for the family.  Also in September is the New Mills Art Trail, various artists will be displaying their art in local businesses so go to New Mills and follow the Trail from the 11th September. The Artmill will be exhibiting in Juice Graphics on Union Road, come and see some brand new works.

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Latest news update from the Artmill, just to let you know some of my paintings that are currently on exhibition around my location, I have 2 Poured Polymer orginals – Emerging and Eruption, in the Holmfirth Art Week 5th to 11th of July in Holmfirth Civic Centre.  I also have ‘When the mask falls..’  in the 33rd Derbyshire Open Art Exhibition in the Museum in Buxton on Terrace Road up until  September 11th, I will also be exhibiting in the Chapel-en-le-Frith Open Arts Exhibition in the Methodist Church from Friday 3rd – 5th July. so if you are looking to see some exciting new art and artists up close, get yourselves to one or more of these great places.

Hello and welcome to The Art Mill a website set up to showcase my paintings and artworks and, in time to come, some of the work of my talented and artistic friends. Exciting developments for the New Year will include original art from a number of new artists. You will be able to obtain beautiful original paintings either for yourself or as gifts for your loved ones. Paintings purchased can be sent directly to the recipient of your present with a gift card, to save time in the Christmas period. Please contact me via email should you require this service.

All our paintings will also have frames available for you to chose from at a very reasonable cost should you want to buy an original artwork as a gift, rather than arranging framing yourself.

Thanks to many new exciting art programmes on TV many people are becoming much more interested in art and painting, especially in buying new and original works from up and coming artists and here we hope to be able to give you a great range of subject matter, styles, mediums and sizes to choose from. We have a range of oil paintings, acrylics, water colours and charcoals. New works will be added regularly so please add us to your favourites to ensure you don’t miss any new paintings.

We currently use Paypal as our preferred purchase method but will be adding a credit card facility very soon.

 

And now a little about myself. I was always the artist of the family and spent most of my young days drawing and painting, entering every competition I could find and winning a few.  I had a great friend and professional artist as a neighbour and he helped to guide me on my way. My works got bigger as I progressed and I remember having to take off my bedroom door to enter it  into one competition. After painting my bedroom walls with a vintage car in a field of daffodils that blended into a scene of Carthage Bay I found I had no space left and went on to paint scenery for a number of locally produced shows.

I attended Manchester University and went on to work in finance for a number of years, then I spent some time in France but I always managed to keep my art going and I have been extremely lucky to find a thriving art community where I live, on the edge of the Peak District National Park.  Naturally one cannot help but be inspired by our wonderful scenery and I have been joyfully painting scene after beautiful scene, and then going back to them as the seasons change, to see another aspect of the view.

I am  member of our local Art Society and a number of local art groups where I demonstrate some artistic techniques. I have been lucky enough to exhibit in the Stockport Contemporary Art Exhibitions, at Holmfirth Art Week, The Derbyshire Open Arts Competition and have won a number of awards and sold paintings, in local exhibitions in the High Peak Area.

I hope you will enjoy looking through my work and the works of those who will come later. I normally only work in originals, however I have recently made contact with a great artist who produces his own prints so watch  this space, there may be some prints available  in the new year.