December 29th, 2012 · Uncategorized
My painting, a roundal called The Gardener will be shown at a big exhibition opening at Piano Nobile Gallery on 6th Februry 2013.
see more about the exhibition at www.monnowvalleyarts.org
There will be works by David Jones, Cragie Aitchison, Eric Gill, Elisabeth Frink, Patrick Heron and Graham Sutherland on display.
The exhibition continues until 2nd March at Piano Nobile in London then goes on display at Monnow Valley Arts in Walterstone, Herefordshire
August 4th, 2012 · Uncategorized
From Saturday 8th to Sunday 16th September 2012
For Herefordshire Art Week, I was Artist in Residence in the Panelled Room of
Shell House Gallery, Ledbury. Thank you to all of those who called in and to
Amie, David and Emma at the Gallery. I had a most enjoyable nine days working
in a most beautiful room. It was also an honour to be one of the two selectors
with Clare Woods of the H’Art Open at Hereford Museum and Art Gallery. All in
all it was a thoroughly inspiring H’Art Week and I look forward to next year.
June 10th, 2012 · Uncategorized
On Tuesday 3rd July, I gave an illustrated talk on the concept of Visionary Cartography as seen in the work of William Blake and Medieval Mappae Mundi and discussed a way of working which aims to represent the infinite in the moment.
Ledbury Poetry Festival
A video of this event is on its way.
June 10th, 2012 · Uncategorized
Two circular paintings Karuna and Metta are were on display at the Royal Academy of Arts this Summer.
The works are mentioned in an article about the Summer Exhibition in the RA Magazine and Metta is included in the RA Illustrated 2012 which catalogues a selection of works from the exhibition.
Tess Jaray RA, who has co-ordinated the Summer Exhibition this year, has had her book ’Mysteries and Confessions’ reprinted in paperback by the RA. The book has a section about my paintings called ‘The Bear’.
January 24th, 2012 · Uncategorized
A catalogue is available.
The Stations Exhibition at Discoed Church was beautifully organised and displayed. The event in the lead up to Easter this year raised funds for victims of torture. It was very special for me to be one of the twelve artists in the exhibition. Another special fundraising exhibition is in the planning for Easter 2013 with the theme of The Last Supper. I look forward to making a new work for this in the coming months.
November 15th, 2011 · Uncategorized
Beginning a new painting is beginning a new process of integration, making a new world
Bleddfa Bell Wheel, oil on linen on bell wheel, 174cm diameter
The painting hangs near the entrance to the Map Room on the third floor of the British Library
Andrea and Peter Barber at The British Library, photo by Catherine Delano Smith
Here is my page for the Blake Birthday Book which also formed part of the touring exhibition All we see is vision 2007-08.
Tags: William Blake
Dante's Inferno, oil on linen, 150x150cm
detail of above
Tags: Add new tag·after Dante's Divine Comedy
Exhibition of paintings at The Bleddfa Centre Autumn 2010
Featured in new book Painting: Mysteries & Confessions. A collection of Writings by Tess Jaray
Illustrated talk on Visionary Cartography at the Blake Society’s AGM, St Ann’s Reference Centre, Westminster, January 2011
6.30pm Tuesday 18 January 2011
The City of Westminster Archives Centre
10 St. Ann’s Street, London SW1P 2DE – just off Parliament Square.
Annual General Meeting
The AGM of the Blake Society was followed by an illustrated Talk by the artist Andrea McLean.
In the work of William Blake can be traced the concept of visionary cartography – maps that seek to represent the infinite in the moment. Andrea’s own paintings advance this construct found in medieval mappa mundi. Within a circular fire-petalled painted map of the cosmos Blakean images emerge.