Monthly Archives: May 2015

Last weekend of Open House

A fresh hang with new work for Artists' Open House

A fresh hang with new work for Artists’ Open House

This year’s Open House has been great: just a few of us, more space, more peaceful, easier to see the work. People seem to be loving it, and we have sold a lot of work. I have not only said goodby to Leaving York (see my last post), but also to Leaving Brighton – though that hasn’t been collected yet. Something about stations!

Leaving Brighton

It has to be said that people are enjoying the cakes as well as the art. It’s great to sit out on the terrace and watch Andrew Jones’s kinetic sculptures twirling, rotating or simply poised as the wind stills.

sculpture rotates and changes shape n the wind

Andrew Jones, White Cube

Here are a few more pictures of my own work and the house and garden.

Brighton Glimpses

Brighton&Hove tea-gowns

Bubble sculptures rotating in wind

Sit out at the Wolf!

jewellery in illuminated case

Artists’ Open House continues

Wolf at the Door, 2015

Wolf at the Door, 2015

My last post may have been misleading. Two more weeks to go of Artists’ Open House. It’s been busy; on the first (long) weekend we had more than 700 visitors. Work is selling well all over the house, and people are enjoying the wonderful cakes and savouries as they sit and (we hope) contemplate the art.

I have just retrieved work from my show at Pelham House and am doing a modest rehang, so if you’ve already been and fancy coming back for a second look there’s new work to see. We won’t be here in person for the third week – we’re going up north by train – I love trains – but will be back for the final long weekend. We finally close our doors at 6pm on Bank Holiday Monday.

Talking of trains, my large painting on handmade paper, Leaving York Again, has been sold and gone off to a new home. So I may have have another go some time at that wonderful curving set of tracks with the vast, magnificent iron and glass canopy.

acrylic and pastel painting

York Station

Election Special at Wolf at the Door 2015

Election Special!

Election Special!

A brief lull after the month-long hurly-burly which is Brighton&Hove’s mammoth Artists’ Open House. Time to draw breath, take a critical look at things and update this blog and other things. Brighton Festival is launched, the town is full – and it’s Election Day.

I’ll do another update after next weekend, by which time my other exhibition, at Pelham House, Lewes, will have ended. Instead of lots of words, here are some pictures. First, my Election Special, Show of Hands. Based on prehistoric cave paintings, but a universal theme. Sold on the first day!

Here are some close-ups of the detail: acrylics, inks, pigments and dyes on marouflaged board.

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And something quite different – and much smaller. Little paintings on reclaimed cedar blocks made specially for the Open House. Local scenes, semi-abstract, mixed media.2015-05-05 12.15.07

Brighton Glimpses: mixed media on cedar blocks.

Brighton Glimpses: mixed media on cedar blocks.

Brighton Glimpses: mixed media on cedar blocks.
Jill's work on show at Artists' open House

Jill at the Wolf 2015