... just SQUEE! The new studio extension was ready for Open Studio at Cross St Arts - and I'm hoping to be resident and working there by January 2017. My space is probably the smallest there - but it's exactly what I need as I'll be shuttling back and forth... Read more →


POSTCARDS FROM THE JURASSIC Grejczik Gallery’s FIRST OPEN EXHIBITION Postcard exhibition on the theme of the AMMONITE Deadline for Entries: 30 December 2016 Exhibition Dates: 29 January – 19 February 2017 Final Weekend Celebration: 17-19 February, Scarborough’s Coastival Festival Playing about with overworked monoprints (on handmade Japanese paper) to make... Read more →


VS is a joint exhibition by New Art Spaces Leigh and Cross Street Arts - as well as exploring project spaces by artists Paul Turnock, Steph Shipley, James Bloomfield, Marguerite Heywood, and Geoff Levy. Also includes solo exhibition by Stephen Cunliffe, in an adjacent unit/exhibition space. Here are some images... Read more →


My (acrylic) paint is drying as quickly as I can squeeze it out of the tube - yet here I am - still looking for that perfect hot summer blue (which in reality has faded from blazing to pastel as the afternoon has gone on). Yes I know they all... Read more →


Acrylic on canvas (40 x 50cm) I was referring to this as work in progress, but I love the loose sketchiness of it - so I'm calling it done. I did a load of captures in my sketchbook of haar on the beach and beyond; over clifftop fields and woodland.... Read more →


I got two pieces finished (24 x30" canvasses), a fair bit of stuff in my workbook and a dozen pieces wrapped and archived. I've decided on a few canvasses to be recycled/reused too. Another little plug for Artwork Archive for helping me get (and keep) an organised database of work.... Read more →


Work in progress - looking for the place - do you do this? I can see the place in both orientations, but I'm impatiently waiting for the paint to dry down so I can decide and act. Not helped by the water being switched off for 'essential maintenance'. I'm hoping... Read more →


Not really on hiatus, but more like mulling-over and sorting-out. I'm having a good old root out of my studio - deciding what to keep, what to recycle, how to store stuff et al. I also need to schedule in some events and so on - holiday ructions have meant... Read more →