Very pleased to announce that my first solo exhibition will take place at Domby Gallery in Southport between 14th May and 25th June. The exhibition will feature a selection of my Wirral landscapes along with river scenes painted on both banks of the Mersey.
The Mersey from Shorefields, New Ferry. Oil on Canvas.
The special preview and drinks will take place at the gallery between 6pm – 8pm on Saturday 14th May.
Please see the Domby Gallery website for further details.
It has been a great start to the New Year as I’m embarking on a new commission to create a piece of Wirral history.
Newspaper clipping advertising the Ferry between Liverpool and Eastham, 1816.
This year is the bicentenary of the first steamer that ran on the River Mersey between Liverpool and Eastham on Wirral, The Princess Charlotte. Sketches and lithographs of the boat featured in 19th Century newspapers and literature but it has never been properly depicted in colour before. To create the painting I’ll be working off these old prints, along with sketches I made at Eastham in 2012 / 13. Having spent many hours absorbing the landscape and river, I’m really excited by the prospect of depicting a stretch of the Mersey coastline I really love!
The painting will go on display for the first time at the Wirral History & Heritage Fair at Birkenhead Town Hall on Saturday 12th March. Check back in a month to see the finished work, and if you can make it down on the 12th – see you there. Stuart