I will be exhibiting with artists from Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, in the Bedford MS Pop-Up Art Exhibition & Sale 6th, 7th, 8th October 2023, at
Bedford MS Therapy Centre, 155 Barkers Lane Bedford MK41 9RX.
I will be exhibiting with local artists at the Sunnyside Rural Trust in Hemel Hempstead, Herts - Popup Exhibitions during September, October, November, December 2023.
I am a creative and conservation artist, who absolutely enjoys producing colourful and pleasing artworks, for conservation, wellbeing, your home and workplace.
My aim is to brighten up and help improve the well-being of people, and inspire them to incorporate art and nature into their lives. Creativity is part of me, which goes hand in hand with a deep respect of and interest in, our natural environment. Every painting is original, different from each other, and designed to suit homes and workplaces.
We are gifted by imagination, and I make great use of this before starting on new projects. I often experiment with colours, shapes and their locations to show imagined motions. And use different tools and materials to create textures, thus giving a tactile touch to the painting surface. Some of my paintings have a tactile surface, which can be explored by persons with limited senses. Encaustic wax is often added to enhance the theme and define my art. Ideas about shape, motion and flow in my abstract paintings, have come from my previous experience in production engineering, business administration and information technology.
On the conservation side, my ongoing Conservation series of paintings, asks the viewer to be aware, think, and consider the impact of our actions on this world's environment. My current work supports the U.K. people's conservation and protection of nature on land and in water.
I also attend yearly sculpture workshops, in which new pieces of stone are selected. On these occasions, a unique design in the stone is developed. My sculptures are developed forms of African serpentine or opal stone using the natural shapes of the presented raw material. After shaping, washing and smoothing, the sculptures are heated then coated in natural wax, followed by polishing. Semi-precious gemstones are embedded as an interesting embellishment.
Exhibitions, Art Fairs & Magazine Entries
Aesthetica Magazine: Published in their Artists' Directory (Issue 86 December 2018)
January 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 Member of HERTS Visual Arts: https://www.hvaf.org.uk/galleries/michael-harris-wilson
Herts Visual Arts: Big Art Showcase (April to June 2019, February to March 2020) at the New Maynard Gallery, Welwyn Garden City. U.K.
Herts Visual Arts: Big Art Fair (July 2019, July 2022, June 2023) at Hitchin Town Hall. U.K.
Hospice of St Francis: Celebrating 40 Years, Charity Art Auction (September to October 2019) at Berkhamsted. U.K. https://www.stfrancis.org.uk/40/celebrating-40-years
Circle Foundation: Quarterly Art Review Magazine: Published in their Issue 4 - Autumn 2019.
Circle Foundation: Spotlight Magazine: Published in their Issue 16 - Autumn 2019.
Circle Foundation for the Arts: Honourable Mention Award in their Artist of the Year 2019 competition.
Featured in ARTLYPOOL from March 2020 https://artdiscount.co.uk/blogs/artlypool
Circle Foundation for the Arts: Awarded Certificate of Artistic Excellence after submissions to their 5th Quarterly Art Review Magazine contest in June 2020. Became a Lifetime CFA Affiliate Artist.
Herts Visual Arts - Virtual Open Studios (September 2020) https://www.hvaf.org.uk/open-studios
Dacorum Creatives (Herts Visual Arts Dacorum / Hertfordshire Year of Culture) Pop-Up Arts & Crafts Exhibition (September, October, December 2020, January 2021) in the Marlowes Centre, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire U.K. https://www.hvaf.org.uk/galleries
Beds and Northants Therapy Centre - Postcard-Sized Original Art Sale (October - December 2020), as part of their pop-up Art4Charity2020 event to raise funds for therapy sessions.
Circle Foundation: Spotlight Magazine: Published in their Issue 20 - Autumn 2020.
Herts Visual Arts - Virtual Christmas Showcase (November to December 2020) https://www.hvaf.org.uk/our-events/christmas-showcase
Herts Visual Arts - Virtual Winter Exhibition (December 2020 - February 2021) https://www.hvaf.org.uk/latestshow
Broadway Gallery, Letchworth Garden City – Letchworth Open (January, February 2021).
Herts Visual Arts - Virtual Big Makers Fair (March 2021) https://www.hvaf.org.uk
Circle Foundation for the Arts: Awarded Certificate of Artistic Excellence after submissions to their 6th Quarterly Art Review Magazine contest in May 2021.
Completed CLP Textile Design & Pattern Making course February to June 2021.
Published in the 24th issue of the CFA Spotlight Magazine July 2021. https://circle-arts.com/spotlight-24/
Herts Visual Arts - Virtual Open Studios (September / October 2021) https://www.hvaf.org.uk/open-studios
Collective Gallery's Art Revolving Exhibition (October 2021), St. Albans, Hertfordshire, U.K. https://www.collectivegallery.co.uk
Circle Foundation for the Arts: Awarded Certificate of Artistic Excellence after submissions to their 7th Quarterly Art Review Magazine contest in October 2021.
Beds & Northants MS Therapy Centre: Online Charity Art Exhibition (November 2021), Bedford, UK.
Dacorum Borough Council / Herts Visual Arts Climate and Ecological Emergency Exhibition (November 2021), Dacorum Creatives Art Hub, Hemel Hempstead, UK
SINWP Society of International Nature & Wildlife Photographers / R.S.P.B. Bird Photographer of the Year 2021 Bronze Award (November 2021).
Herts Visual Arts Virtual Christmas Showcase (November / December 2021) https://www.hvaf.org.uk/exhibitions/christmas
Dacorum Creatives (Herts Visual Arts Dacorum) Arts Hub Exhibitions (February to December 2022, March / April 2023).
Herts Visual Arts - Open Studios (September / October 2022) at the Dacorum Creatives Art Hub, Hemel Hempstead, UK.
Letchworth Open 2022 (September / October 2022) in the Broadway Gallery, Letchworth, UK.
Beds & Northants MS Therapy Centre: Charity Art Exhibition (October 2022), Bedford, UK.
Dacorum Creatives Arts Hub Breast Cancer Awareness Exhibition (October 2022).
Longwick Art Show (February 2023), Longwick School, Longwick, UK.
Art In The Nave Exhibition (August 2023) for St Mary's Church, Hemel Hempstead, Herts UK.
Herts Visual Arts - Open Studios (September / October 2023) at The Workhouse, Dunstable, UK.
Beds & Northants MS Therapy Centre: Charity Art Exhibition (October 2023), Bedford, UK.
Sunnyside Rural Trust in Hemel Hempstead, Herts - Popup Exhibitions during September, October, November, December 2023.