In March 2014 I was commissioned by Richard Higgins Conservation Ltd. to restore rubbed and damaged paint work to this stunning antique Singing Bird Box. It came to me with large areas of paint missing, and others where much of the detail had been worn away over the centuries. Here it is, fully restored and back in working order.
I am very pleased to be resuming my work for Richard Higgins Conservation Ltd. Over the past few weeks I have been restoring lost and damaged paint work to a fine antique Singing Bird Box, an extensive project which requires a great deal of precise and minute work.
My exhibition of works at the Shrewsbury Library, including a large oil portrait of Charles Darwin who attended the building when it served as the Shrewsbury School, has now been installed. It is a great honour to see my portraits hanging on the walls of this beautiful building. The display will run from 19th March for a minimum of six weeks, offering visitors to the Library the chance to see and enjoy my work.
The date for the commencement of my exhibition at Shrewsbury Library has been confirmed as 19th March 2014. The display will run for a minimum of six weeks and will comprise of three works. I have also been fortunate enough to be invited to do an interview for Shropshire Radio on Saturday 8th March at 8:50 a.m, whereupon I will be talking about the paintings which are to be exhibited, their inspiration and significance.
I am honoured that Shrewsbury Library has agreed to display four of my pieces in their reception area, including a large portrait of Charles Darwin who attended this beautiful building when it served as the Shrewsbury School, and scrawled his name into it’s walls alongside many of his alumni. This portrait was originally painted as the centrepiece for my exhibition in 2009, marking the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Darwin. This is a true privilege for me, and I am very happy that more people will have the opportunity to see and enjoy my work. Dates for the commencement of this display will be posted shortly.