New Studio

It’s been a labour of love making my new shed / studio. It’ll remind me of how I managed to do something positive during lockdown as well as giving me a push towards getting back on track with my painting ambitions. I love being a teacher, but I love making art more!

Here are my basic plans. I’m no woodworker but it wanted to make sure that I stuck to a plan.

All that hard work means that I now have an area of my own to paint in, although my wife seems to like it too!

Here’s to many happy hours painting, creating and watching the birds 🙂

New Work at Fosse Gallery

I’ll be showing some new paintings as part of a group show at Fosse Gallery between 2-29 April. These new works see a return to using female figures following the majority of recent work including male characters.

Trailblazer
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I often paint variations on a theme as I explore subject matter and don’t like to be tied down to any single process. I could try to devise an intelligent response as to why, but, simply put, I get bored…

 

Fresh Cuts

I’ve been working on some linocuts as a change from the norm. There’s something freeing about the action of carving, especially with the new Pfeil tools that I’ve invested in. Having chunky fingers and tubby thumbs does have its disadvantages, however…


Prints are available from Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff or directly from me. Please email jamesdonovanart@gmail.com if interested.