Friday, 9 December 2005

A Northwich Christmas

'A Northwich Christmas', Acrylic on board...

This is my home town in all it's Christmas glory. I really enjoyed painting this for Anthony at the Chronicle. I was quite nervous earlier when I took it to their office. Everyone crowded round to see as I took it out of the bag. I think they were expecting a snow covered scene of Cheshire and were pleasantly surprised. It will be published on the front page of the Christmas edition of the Northwich Mail.

I have wanted to do some night paintings of Northwich ever since seeing the work of Manchester artist, Liam Spencer.

Wednesday, 7 December 2005

Good things

You'll never believe it but I've been asked to do a painting by the Chronicle for one of their papers. It has to be Northwich in full Christmas glory. I'll post it here when I've finished it.

I'm so glad that I had the exhibition. As well as selling a few more paintings I've had some other exciting spin-offs too.

I'm hoping the drawing group will take off sometime in the new year, I don't want to put everyone off by arranging it when the weather is too cold. It's a bit of a lottery.