KDAS 118th Exhibition at ARTworks Creative Space, Kettering

The Kettering & District Art Society is one of the oldest art societies in the UK, with roots going back to the beginning of the cultural and art world of Kettering with founding members such as Sir Alfred East, John Cooper Gotch, Spencelay and Gash. The 118th Exhibition Private View was fun and well attended with many appreciative comments about the standard of this year’s submission. ARTworks Creative Space is now four years old, going from a little pop-up to a mature gallery (the only one in Kettering at present) showing and selling over 80 artists’ work. I exhibited my new work ‘Washday’ – oil on canvas. The Private View was opened by Katie Boyce, Curator of the Rugby Art Gallery and Museum and Director of Northants Open Studios and East Midlands Art.

In the steps of Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Raphael and Caravaggio …

They all hid portraits of themselves in their works, so here’s a sneak peek at my latest canvas in my series on the environment: plastic waste, melting glaciers, the impact of fossil fuels, the destruction of the Amazon and in this new work, how a devastated world might look when climate change and environmental and ecological destruction has taken its toll. I’m in there, and my Muse took a photo of me and my self-portrait as well!