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Williamson Open Art 2018

If you are able to get along to the Williamson Art Gallery in Birkenhead, you will be able to catch the annual Open Art & Photography Exhibition 2018. It’s a strong showing all round and I’m very pleased to be amongst the exhibitors this year with two pieces.

The exhibition is open Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm and runs until 6th May. More details here: https://williamsonartgallery.org/portfolio/williamson-open-2018/

Cottages at Port Sunlight, Oil on Board, 2017

New projects, old boats…

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.

The Princess Charlotte

Newspaper clipping advertising the Ferry between Liverpool and Eastham, 1816.

This year is theĀ 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


Bridge Cottage, Port Sunlight

Throughout August and early September I will be in residence and have work available for sale at Bridge Cottage in Port Sunlight. The cottage has been opened as part of a pilot project run by Port Sunlight Museum, and will be open at selected times throughout the week, with free entry.

The Cottage was formally home (for a brief period in the 1890s) to the founder of Port Sunlight, William Hesketh Lever, and as well as an architecturally beautiful house on the outside, it still retains some of its original sumptuousness inside. Hopefully an inspiring place to work… please see Port Sunlight Museum’s dedicated Facebook page for more details of opening times;


Bridge Cottage, Port Sunlight

Bridge Cottage, Port Sunlight

Port Sunlight postcards!

Port Sunlight postcards

The postcards on display, Port Sunlight Museum

Postcards of my Port Sunlight paintings are now available in the gift shop at Port Sunlight Museum! There are 10 to choose from, priced at a very reasonable 85p. Port Sunlight Museum is situated at the heart of Port Sunlight Village, a stones throw from the world famous Lady Lever Art Gallery.