Derbyshire Artists Guild et al

Been my usual inactive blogging self since well before the turn of the year. Unfortunately my submitted piece did not make the final cut-off for the Threadneedle Art Prize exhibition at Mall Galleries in London. Pity really the exposure would’ve been nice, and I never expected to be in with a shout at the 1st prize – that would be dreaming! but that elusive last step into some kind of national exposure continues to be just that. Happy to get so far and in the knowledge that my work is good enough to warrant serious consideration.

On a more upbeat note Oct last year saw the inception of a new group of artists in Derbyshire – Derbyshire Artists Guild (there is a facebook page) and yours truly is a founder member. Only managed one exhibition last year but not bad from Oct to end of Dec eh? actually the second day was snowed off at Baslow Village Hall so I s’pose you could argue even that didn’t happen. This year is off to a flyer though with no less than 3 events already booked;

  • 31st Mar-2nd Apr – group exhibition @ Baslow Village Hall
  • 26-28th May – Derbyshire Open Arts @ Old School House Swanwick  DE55 1BL
  • July – tba
  • 17/18th Nov – group exhibition Baslow Village Hall

Trust me there will be more from DAG. I am v keen to be a progressive member of a progressive art “collective” in my home county.

Also working on two commissions, at various stages of development;


the usual art workload just goes on as normal. Next up some still life. Hopefully!