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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, Oct 8 2018 08:09AM

What a summer! An art course in Newlyn, Cornwall, ten glorious days in France and then a weeks residency at Brisons Veor, Cape Cornwall. Lots of art, lots of sunshine. Who could ask for more.

And now to capitalise on the experiences by preparing for TWO exhibitions.....

Sentinel, Wivenhoe Nov. 15 - 21

Art Fair East, Norwich Nov 29 - Dec 2

I shallbe busy !

By valbrightjones, Aug 26 2018 12:36PM

After an exhausting open-air swim which inspired a couple of fresh paintings, I'm now looking forward to travels to Cornwall for a two-day course at the Newlyn Art School. Next to France for ten days to be followed by a week at Brisons Veor, Cape Cornwall for a residency which is sure to produce more watery paintings. It's a stunningly beautiful place to create art. So lots to look forward to.

Here's one of my recent 'swimming' paintings. A very quick image watercolour on paper. An impression of how it felt to be swimming in the rather cold Stour overhung by trees.

By valbrightjones, Aug 2 2018 06:53AM

I'm now using this blog page to publish news of art activities.

Currently working on producing a new body of work to exhibit in the Autumn. I have two exhibitions planned at The Sentinel Gallery, Wivenhoe and at Norwich Art Fair East so lots to do. Here's a taster

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