An on-line presence for my creative side always seemed like an good idea. The number of attempts I have made to get something off the ground probably indicates how important I deemed an portfolio website to promote my creative practice. This is attempt number five, not including My Space pages – back when it was for more than just musicians – and a number of Tumblr attempts. Any way, I guess what I’m trying to say is that the website you are currently frequenting is the consequence of a lot of thought and a fair amount of hard work.
Endeavouring to maintain a stream of new content will be the next step in the process of keeping the website a worthwhile visit. Having finally plumped for the WordPress Content Management System means that I have no excuse but to update everything often – it’s so easy, take a look here.
I guess I should add a few bits of artistic biog…
Raised on Wainwright and Turner on the edge of the Peak District meant it wasn’t too much of a surprise that I ended up being infatuated with all things landscape. Having attended art college prior to the microchip also means I seem to avoid all things digital in my working process, preferring the slow-art techniques of print, paint and film photography. Working man and boy for a commercial print operation has also meant I’m keen to promote the use of traditional litho, etching, screen and lino techniques over the modern Mac versions. Having said that, I’m no Luddite, following me on Twitter should provide some insight into my working practices and involvement in the Leeds/ Yorkshire arts community.
November 10th – 11th – The Arts Market – Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, UK.
October 6th – 14th – Ilkley Arts Trail – Ilkley, West Yorkshire, UK.
May 3 to 5th 2012 – Saltaire Art Trail – Saltaire, West Yorkshire, UK.
March 23rd to April 23rd 2012 – Brass Gallery – Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK.