Mike's gift of two etchings from the 'City Fragments' series have been accepted into the collection of Leeds City Art Gallery as part of their Picture Lending Scheme. They can now be borrowed for a nominal charge at one of the quarterly selection days at the gallery.
Mike is currently Artist in Residence at the Cliffe Castle Museum in Keighley (West Yorkshire) in preparation for a large solo exhibition there in July 2020.
Mike will be exhibiting a new series of 20 Monoprint 'Quandary Heads' at the Biscuit Factory in Newcastle. This one is titled 'Zoom' Oil on Paper 45 x 60cms
Mike has his first solo show for several years at 7Arts in Chapel Allerton, Leeds throughout November. He is exhibiting new large paintings created originally as entertainments for his granddaughter which have developed into a series of quirky and ambiguous 'Animation Stills', alongside the City Fragments etchings based on sculptures and statues found in Leeds Art Gallery and museum. Image 'Unipus Meet Swordfish' 2017 www.sevenleeds.co.uk
Mike will be exhibiting at the Bowery Gallery in
Headingly, Leeds for 3 months from March 2015.
More information next year.
Image: 'Mask Enigma' Monoprint on Paper 50x35cm
A gift of a commmission: "A wild seascape/harbour scene with a piercing spot of light in the distance that could be a ship in peril or a beacon of hope."