Galleries with pictures
PLANNED FOR 2019 Planned shows include:
Art in the Pen, Skipton Auction Mart, Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th August; this is a brilliant opportunity to see over 200 artists' work under one roof...check out the brochure here...take the chance to visit the historic town centre too, with its canals, market place and castle.
Artwalk Clitheroe, Atelier Arts and 6 other arts galleries in Clitheroe; September 15th 2019, 10am-4pm; a wonderful opportunity to visit my home town and enjoy a gentle walk around several of our arts venues...and an opportunity to enjoy a drink or meal at one of the many hostelries...
Haworth Galley, Accrington; Grand Open Exhibition (October 2019-January 2020)
Platform Galley, Clitheroe (November or December Christmas Show)
The Summer Exhibition, Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Llanbedrog; late July to 29th September; I'm delighted to have already SOLD two large paintings at this fabulous open exhibition on the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales. More paintings still available. Details here.
Ty Gwyn Studio, Morfa Nefyn and Atelier Arts, Clitheroe (ongoing - ring for details and availability) or
email me for an appointment to view work in one of these studios
Spring and Summer 2019
I've had a fabulous few months for sales of original paintings and prints. Amongst them are four with Pendle Hill as a main motif (including the very special commission of the view from Roughlee in striking April light mentioned in more detail below), and three of the area around Porth Dinllaen on the Llyn Peninsula. To all of you who have purchased paintings from me recently, 'THANK YOU VERY MUCH'
The Spring Art and Craft Fair at the Platform Gallery, Clitheroe in April was a resounding success, with lots of friendly visitors to chat to, and a fair few purchases. Well done (and thank you!) to the new owners of The Swinging Tree, Brungerley... it wasn't an easy picture to paint, but I'm so glad that it you love it so much, and it really reminds you of that part of the River Ribble.
I'm also thoroughly enjoyed working on a commission of the view to Pendle Hill from Roughlee...which is pictured below. The person who has commissioned the work cried on seeing the finished piece...not necessarily what one expects...but testament to the power of art. Did anyone see Nick Knowles presenting Home is Where the Art Is...? There were quite a few tears there when commissioned work was presented to the potential buyers. Email me if you think you might like to commission something...
Everything else at present is geared to all the exhibitions which are coming up. Take a look at the top of this page to see what to expect...
Of course, I'm constantly developing my skills, especially regarding plein air painting (and drawing...I'm nearly managing to keep up with my 'A Drawing a Day' challenge for 2019...see my Instagram Feed for news of a fair few of these.
Ellesmere College National Art Exhibition, Ellesmere; May/June 2019
Haworth Gallery, Accrington; solo show; June 2019
Spring Art and Craft Fair, Platform Gallery, Clitheroe; April 2019
Art Spiced Up, Platform Gallery, Clitheroe; December 2018
The Chester Arts Fair, November 2018
A Feast for Your Eyes, Platform Gallery, Clitheroe; August 2018
Ty Gwyn Art Cabin, Morfa Nefyn; ongoing from July 2018
A Festival of Colour, Platform Gallery, Clitheroe; Dec 2017
Chester Arts Fair, Chester Racecourse; 17-19 November 2017
Art in the Pen, Thirsk; 22-23 July 2017
Expressions of Our Landscape, Platform Gallery; June 2017
A Burst of Colour, Platform Gallery, Clitheroe; December 2016
Chester Arts Fair, Chester Racecourse; 18-20 November 2016
Creative with Nature, Todmorden; September 2016
Art in the Pen, Skipton; 12-14 August 2016
Plasnewydd Hall, Ruthin; Whitsun Show 2016
Haworth Gallery, Accrington; Northern Artists Eclectic Mix 2016
Creative with Nature, Todmorden; Spring Show 2016
Ribble Valley Art Studios Open, Clitheroe, 2013-2015
Haworth Gallery, Accrington; Summer Solo Exhibition, 2015
Beauly Gallery, Inverness-shire; Summer Show 2015
Longitude Gallery, Clitheroe; Spring Show 2015
Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh; Spring Show 2015
Platform Gallery, Clitheroe; Bowland Revealed, Spring 2015
Ribble Valley Open, Clitheroe, 2011 & 2012 & 2015
Haworth Gallery, Accrington, Open Exhibitions 2013-2016
Maiden Bridge Gallery, Lancashire, Summer Shows 2001 & 2002
St Mary's Hall, Stonyhurst College, Lancashire; 2000
Gillen Gallery, Newtonards, Ulster, various
Platform Gallery, Clitheroe, various
Hanover Fine Arts, Edinburgh; various
Kingfisher Gallery, Edinburgh, various
My next show is the Chester Arts Fair at Chester Racecourse from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 November. I'll be showing some of my latest original work, plus some recent limited edition prints...a fantastic, way to enjoy my work in your home. It's an exciting show with over 120 artists and galleries represented, plus a selection of artist demonstrations, talks etc and free parking. It's a fabulous opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of contemporary art...and with the venue being only just outside the city walls, you can easily walk into the historic city for culture...or Christmas shopping! Contact me if you'd like free tickets.
Just after that is my Art - Spiced Up show at the Mix at the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe. This one man show runs from 29 November to 2 December alongside the fabulous Northern Stars Craft Exhibition. I'll be demonstrating my painting techniques in the gallery and, as ever, very keen to chat to you about your art interests. Again, you can see a range of recent original work, plus limited edition print, unique artist's cards and 2019 Calendars...
Lots to report...my studio is now part of Atelier Arts...we still have the same location, but there's new signage, a super new website, and we've just re-decorated. We're open every Tuesday and Saturday, and of course by appointment.
In addition, my wife, Frankie and I have opened a studio (Caban Celf Ty Gwyn Art Cabin) in the garden at her place in Morfa Nefyn on the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales.
If you follow my Instagram feed, you'll know that I'm producing a number of canvases just now inspired by some of my artistic 'heroes' - Kandinsky, Cezanne, Peploe etc... It's fascinating and something I'm learning a great deal from...
Finally, I'll be exhibiting at the Platform Gallery from Friday 10- Sunday 12 August...it's called A Feast for Your Eyes (to go with the Food Festival on Saturday!).
Priorities are to complete three commissions, one of a beautiful house in Cheshire, and two of a historic village outside Rome! Lots of challenges, and inspiring too...
I'm planning to continue the adventure of colour that developed steadily last year...more adventurous, more abstracted, more everything!
Following on from last October's set designs for Aladdin for one of our local drama groups, I'll be doing one of the backcloths for a production of Calamity Jane.
I'm looking forward to my solo stand at Chester Arts Fair in November. I've got a small collection of work at the Howarth Gallery in Burnley. December sees my Festival of Colour solo show at the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe.
It's exhibition season! I'm looking forward to my solo stands at Art in the Pen, Thirsk in July and Chester Arts Fair in November. Also I'm in collaboration with a wide range of artists at Picture House and StormArt just now, and Legacy Arts in July...it's great...
I'm looking forward to a busy start to 2017, with 2 large commissioned canvases to complete of the Ribble Valley. Additionally I'm continuing on the commission of sailing boats on Burwain (Foulridge) Reservoir.
The Chester Arts Fair was a great success, with several large canvases (including Bowland Clouds and Ebb Tide, Pwllheli) purchased by new clients...and at least one commission to be completed in the New Year.
I've moved into my new studio at Ribble Valley Artists Studios...it's great to be working in a space with artists with shared interests, and contrasting ways of working. Busy experimenting with an adapted way of underpainting using deep primaries...and predominantly large (metre square) canvases... Also developing selling on this site...
Check out my work on-line (especially http://www.artgallery.co.uk/artist/dermod_ruddock_2) plus developing commissions - please enquire at email@example.com if this is of interest to you. I'm also available for demonstrations of art techniques to art clubs...
Summer 2015 Exhibitions
Thanks to everyone who has visited the Haworth Gallery, Accrington, the Beauly Gallery or the Steward's Gallery, Clitheroe. All the exhibitions are still on until the end of September if you've not got there yet...
I switched to painting professionally, with new work, predominantly my signature 'expressive realist' landscapes, coming available regularly. Work can also be viewed on my Facebook page, Dermod Ruddock - Fine Artist...please have a look and share.
Dermod's recent work continues to be dynamic, colourful and very expressionistic - much in the way of artists who he sees as major influences - Kandinsky, Matisse, Franz Marc, Karl Schmidt-Rotluff, Gabrielle Munter, amongst others.
A development this summer has been a number of 'plein-air' watercolour studies, which have a tremendous immediacy about them. Also featured are his recently completed oil paintings, all bursting with life, on deep canvases with the image going right onto the edges. These frame beautifully, especially 'floated' into chunky off-white frames...