Images of the new series of 17 Paintings 2014 is completed. These have been in progress for the past eighteen months and represent a closer focus on the content and spatial structure of the pictorial surface. The length of time to make the paintings is significant in this respect; there has been an extended refelction of the progress of each painting. The series can be viewed here
During an Erasmus exchange between Bangor University, Lifelong Learning and Universitat de les Illes Balears, a new series of small gouaches were created and exhibited in the Department of Applied Pedagogy and Educational Psychology, following a week of intensive activity including delivering a seminar on Creative Ideas and Education - the role of art and 'the arts'; a visit and tour of the education department with Lo Katie Mortorell at the Fundació pilar Joan Miró and numerous exhibitions including Josef Albers: Process and Printmaking at Museu Fundación Juan March. Plans organised by Professor Rubén Comas Forgas, Universitat de les Illes Balears.
Following admission for election I am pleased to have been elected as a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art, the only new member for 2014. Blue Arc was one of the portfolio paintings submitted.
Constituted in 1881, the Royal Cambrian Academy situated in Conwy is a centre for artistic excellence in Wales. It has over 100 artist members and aims to exhibit work by members of the Academy, to promote up and coming artists of quality, to mount historical exhibitions and offer a lively venue for education.