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A journal of the ongoing exploration of painting. Continually trying to push the boundaries of my art practice. The challenge is to reach the image in my head. Drawing is always my default starting point and then the materiality of the paint takes over to breathe life into the result.
By valbrightjones, Nov 8 2019 08:56AM
Very excited to be opening my new studio on November 9th 2019. Will be running classes thereand, of course, continuing to push my own practice and have lots of lovely space to paint.
By valbrightjones, Jul 20 2019 06:21PM
I sold paintings at Open Studios but since then after a wonderful visit to France I've been making new work. You can see some of these at an exhibition at Wickham Market from 8th to 29th August. As well as France, I have been inspired by the glorious colours of flowers in my garden this summer. An unusual subject for me but one I have enjoyed using watercolours on Khadi paper for a change of medium.
I shall possibly take some of these to Art Fair East in November too.
By valbrightjones, May 7 2019 02:52PM
Suffolk Open Studios well under way with preliminary exhibitions at The Quay Theatre, Secret Garden and Framing Centre in Sudbury to publicise our Sudbury Trail on June 8-9. My studio will also be open on June 1-2. But first there's the Sea of Stars exhibition in Aldeburgh. Here's the link....
And here's a link to Suffolk Open Studios..... https://www.suffolkopenstudios.org/annual-open-studios/
Hope to see friends old and new at either or both events.
By valbrightjones, Apr 14 2019 04:09PM
I drove to Skye via the Lake District and Glen Coe recently. The scenery was mega inspiring wherever I went and now I'm home I just don't know where to start. So many memories fizzing in my head and copious drawings and photos but how to do them all justice? I think they'll have to sit in my mind until I can figure out a way to begin.
Next I have to concentrate on making and sorting work for my exhibition in Aldeburgh at The Garage gallery which I'm sharing with Sarah Bale. We're calling it Sea of Stars. The title seemed to sum up some of our recent work.
Hope to see you all there May 23rd till 29th. Watch Instagram for details.
A recent image for Aldeburgh - Ulara at dusk. And a page from my Scotland sketchbook.