Finally started a BLOG!

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My next exhibition is MUSICAL LANDSCAPES
paintings inspired by music enjoyed at last year' Music Festival.  This year Leamington Music Festival Weekend is from 28 April - 2 May at the Royal Pump Rooms in Leamington. Exhibition open one hour before performances.
See https//www.leamingtonmusic.org for full details.

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I have two paintings in a special display in the Leamington Art Gallery entitled 'Close to Home' showing artwork made by artists which relate to the area in which we live.  I am giving a short talk in the Leamington Spa Art Gallery about my painting as part of the Friday Focus scheme at 1pm on Friday 4 November.


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Chris White MP opening the Festival and Exhibition on Friday 29 April 2016.  This was followed by a marvellous concert by the Guarneri Trio.



I sold quite a lot of books which people have enjoyed reading. The exhibition was well received and was an interesting exercise for me to do as it gave me an overview of what I have done since becoming interested in exploring the subject of Music and Musicians.

Here is a link to a short video of the exhibition:

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I have
published a book 'A Musical Journey in Paint' following my interest in music and musicians as my favoured subject matter since 1989.  This will be available at my 10 yr Retrospective exhibition which co-incides with Leamington Music's 10th Anniversary.  The exhibition is part of the May Music Festival at the Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa 29 April - 3 May 2016.

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Peter Cropper "A Musical Force of Nature" 
(Radio 3).  The 1st concert of the new Leamington Music string quartet  season will be on October 9 at the Pump Rooms in Leamington with the Royal String Quartet.  The concert will be dedicated to the memory of Peter Cropper, lead violin of the Lindsey Quartet who died suddenly a couple of months ago.  I am exhibiting a number of ink drawings developed from brief sketches I made at concerts and a workshop at  Warwick School in 2011.  He was passionate about passing on his vast experience of performing to young musicians, so it seems appropriate to record this event.  I shall never forget it and I’m sure the boys won’t either!


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                                                                                                       My painting 'Villiers Quartet perform Shadowy Delius' appears on BBC Radio 3 website.   Villiers Quartet were recorded by BBC earlier this year when they performed at the Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa (thanks to Leamington Music).  The concert was heard on the Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts on 12 and 13 August.  The small painting was one of the Digital Originals I exhibited at my recent exhibition PAINTING with SOUND.  The image can be found on this website under Digital Originals.



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I exhibited a number of paintings as part of the
SOUND & VISION exhibition in conjunction with the Guiting Music Festival 24 July - 2 August 2015. The Guiting Music Festival is the highlight of the Cotswold summer calendar with an exciting variety of CLASSICAL, JAZZ and FOLK music by artists from around the world. see www.guitingfestival.org for full details.

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PAINTING with SOUND
  is the title of my solo exhibition of recent paintings and drawings.
1-5 May 2015 in the Conservatory at The Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa as part of the wonderful annual Leamington Music May Festival www.leamingtonmusic.org for full details. 
 
                         
                                     
Violin Conversation  

 
                                                                           
Richard Phillips Festival Director                I gave a talk about the
introducing Chris White MP who                 paintings on Monday 4/05
opened the Festival and Exhibition. 

   Richard Phillips's 100th Festival was a great success, wonderful music enjoyed by an enthusiastic audience.  I sold most of my Digital Originals.           
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On 24 August 2014 I exhibited two paintings (see below) at the North Norfolk Music Festival in the stunning St Mary's Church, Sout Creake.  Carducci Quartet and Brodowski Quartet will be performing Octets by Mendelssohn, Shostakovich and Rowland-Jones. 

Carducci Quartet - Debussy Pizzicato



and

Brodowski Quartet perform Piazolla 4 for Tango



 

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Warwickshire Open Studios 2014

My exhibition as part of Warwickshire Open Studios opened at Warwick Street Kitchen, 102 Warwick Street, Leamington Spa 28 June - 12 July 2014.  I was there Mon-Fri in the mornings from about 10.30am with sketchbook to keep me occupied in between chatting to people coming to see the exhibition, or those coming for the delicious coffee and edibles.  I brought paper and drawing materials for anyone who wanted to have a go too, mostly children.  Other visitors seemed oblivious to what was on the walls!  Here are a couple of drawings.


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Three of my paintings inspired by Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8 have been selected for the John Singer Sargent Open Art Competition 2014 with the theme 'Changing Times' which is part of the Broadway Arts Festival.  They will be hung at the Little Buckland Gallery, Buckland, Nr Broadway,  WR12 7JH    30 May - 15 June. http://www.littlebucklandgallery.co.uk/
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Leamington Music Festival Weekend 2-5 May in the Pump Rooms, Royal Leamington Spa saw a series of my paintings and drawings, changing throughout the Festival with each lunchtime and evening concert performance.  This was no mean feat of organisation!
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NEW VIBRANT PASTELS will be part of my exhibition at this year’s Warwickshire Open Studios at the Warwick Street Kitchen, 102 Warwick Street, Leamington Spa CV32 4QP. Enjoy the paintings and drawings whilst sipping the cafe's delicious coffee and eating their homemade goodies.
28 June - 13 July 2014 

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-6pm Sun 10am-4pm.

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I collaborated with Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski in 2012.  The paintings, are projected behind him wherever he plays Sketches of Mexico. (see COLLABORATION). Two of these paintings were exhibited at WIGMORE HALL when Morgan performed there in May 2013.  'Morgan plays Sketches of Mexico' was also exhibited at the NORTH NORFOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL in August 2013 when he performed there with the Doric Quartet. Estrellita is now in Mexico owned by Morgan . 


                                                                                            Estrellita




                                
                                  Morgan plays Sketches of Mexico
   


 

In June 2013 a painting of Calefax Reed Quintet playing their arrangement of Bach’s Goldberg Variations was exhibited at WIGMORE HALL when they performed this piece at a late night concert

                  
                       Calefax Reed Quintet perform Goldberg Variations