Sunday, 27 September 2009
This week I fondly remembered an art trip I went on back in 1994 (ish) aged 14. Not exactly clued up on artists at the time, I remember being taken to a park in Yorkshire where some dude (Henry Moore) was showing some sculptures. It was a great day out and one of my first memories of drawing outside. I always remember it been quite a challenge drawing the organic shapes and practicing my tonal shading while trying to dodge sheep and their poo. The park was of course ' Yorkshire sculpture park' where a number of Moore's works where on show.
Some 16 years later the memories seemed to be revisited at Henry Moore's home and studios in Perry Green Hertfordshire. The Day was fantastic and the weather sublime. We visited his house and I became quite jealous of his many studios. We also walked around the grounds where a number of his sculptures from his personal collection lie. Taking plenty of photos and drawing some of the sculptures, remembering how fantastic and challenging they are to draw. If you haven't been to Perry Green I would definitely recommend it.
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Yet another Exhibition I'm more than happy to be involved with by the gang at Lielow & Sketch. This one is taking place in Electric house, Ipswich ,Suffolk on the 10th - 18th of October. Entitled 'Animal House' each artist had to submit images based around either animal behavior or fictional/non-fictional animals. Here are my entries... 'Constable cows' (May blog 2009 'Constable country walks') and as yet Two untitled entries....one based around a recent news article about dog fighting and another about a incident my partner had as a child involving an aggressive dog. Needless to say she doesn't like dogs much and I've just been informed that the image scares her.... guess this ones not going on our wall then...
Animal House poster by Gareth Bayliss
I received an email yesterday that the Artworks Gallery in Newcastle has closed....shutdown! So for all those who didn't get a chance to go and see some of my work on display you can still buy prints through my online shop, which is due for an upgrade very soon.
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Tuesday, 1 September 2009
For all those up North I've got some work available to view in a contempory figurative exhibition in Newcastle. 'PQ' and 'Waistline' are part of the 'Flesh and the Figure' exhibition in 'The Artworks Gallery' (NE1 2NP) The exhibition is on until the end of October, so get yourself along to see some quality artwork...and remember to vote for me in the public vote! (unfortunately no online voting...so you need to visit the gallery)