Overhang and Underash have been selected for the ING Discerning Eye exhibition. This year the exhibition will be online due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Discerning Eye annual exhibition is a show of small works independently selected by six prominent figures from different areas of the art world: two artists, two collectors and two critics. The selectors choose both publicly submitted works and works by personally invited artists. Each selector’s section is hung separately to give each its own distinctive identity. The impression emerges of six small exhibitions within the whole.


A virtual gallery will open on 19 November and run until 31 December 2020 showcasing the artists’ shortlisted works with commentary and introductions by the selectors.

From the Discerning Eye Exhibition page

I am utterly thrilled by this, and I’m looking forward to seeing who selected my submitted work and what they have to say about it.

EDIT: The exhibition can be found here. I am delighted and grateful that Beverley Knight and David Remfry RA selected my work.

I recently took delivery of the first of my new range of sinterescent art prints in small (~A5) and medium (~A4) sizes. At the moment I have three designs in stock, with prices starting at £5 for a small print.

I have been busy setting up a range of new print-on-demand, high quality greetings cards that you can buy direct from the printers. Cards can be bought singly for £3 each (125.8 x 175mm) or in custom packs of five smaller, A6, cards for £8 per pack. Post and packaging will be added on at the checkout.

I was delighted to be invited to contibute to this exhibition, which runs in conjunction with Open Studios West Berkshire and North Hampshire.

Open Studios has moved online for 2020. Herculean efforts behind the scenes have repurposed the website to act as a gallery for this year’s INSIGHT exhibition, in addition to its usual role of online directory. All of this is available online now at https://www.open-studios.org.uk/

My pictures for INSIGHT are shown below. Click on an image for information and expanded views (including frames).

or click here to see all four pictures together on the Open Studios site.

I will not be doing Hampshire Open Studios (in August) this year, but this too is set to be a digital-only event.

– Edited 05 July 2020

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