Hello everyone. It’s been a busy couple of weeks, but I’m glad to say productive. I’m sorry to have to inform you that one of my first guest artists has passed away. Ken Clapp was a lovely man and as you have learned from his write up was not averse to a bit of adventure in his octogenarian years.
As well as his lovely use of water colours, Ken was adept with pencils and pens and was a gifted cartoonist. A selection of his work will be displayed in his memory at the Society of Marple Artists’ 46th exhibition at the Methodist Halls on Friday and Saturday, 10th and 11th April 2013. Love to Janet, Brian and the family. Ken’s posthumous display will be in good company with Margaret Gadsby, another SMA member who was loved by everyone and who went to the studio in the sky in February. Best wishes to you and yours, Margaret. We’ll miss you both.
On a happier note, some of the paintings on the site have been spotted by Manchester graphic designer Simon Wadsworth, who is hoping to produce greetings cards and prints, maybe wrapping paper too, from Hugh Winterbottom’s Manchester scenes and three of my abstracts. Hugh and I are waiting with bated breath, but my initial meeting with Simon seemed positive and I’ll keep you informed. Thanks to everyone who has sent in comments about www.murraycrescent.co.uk in its first few months. Very encouraging and good to know people are revisiting the site. Keep watching, as I have some ideas to implement soon. I’m also looking for feedback, hints and tips and welcome input from artist of all abilities, from expert to beginner. Thanks, Peter.