Tuesday, 20 November 2018

It has been a while...

The past years have been extremely busy in studio Prout. My business has grown and grown and my paintings now get displayed all over the UK and beyond. Travelling around the UK developing my works from new locations is great fun though in fairness tiring too.. And with that in mind, earlier this year it became quite apparent that I was neglecting my home patch. So, I've decided to address that issue.

It was most timely to be approached by new Galleryists Lovelock Millar to exhibit recent and new works at the beautiful Boughton House in dear ol Northamptonshire... ( And just 10 minutes from my front door!) So, how chuffed am I? Very! It been nearly 5 years since my last significant public showing of paintings in the county.

At Boughton House, 'll be sharing this 'pop up' event with talented landscape painter Zoe Taylor, sculpture by Rachael Higgins and stylish ceramics by Melanie Keevil and Jewels Williams Peplow. It will make for an enjoyable body of works displayed in the splendid Tapestry suite and we share this festive event with Boughton House who will be retailing Christmas Trees, gifts cake, coffee and cheer.

It seems a fitting time for me to reappraise the local lifescape in the midlands and nearer to home. This strikes me as a pretty good start and I'm very much looking forward to the coming months ahead too.

Illustrated above is a new painting of Grafton Underwood.
I vividly remember preparing drawings on site for this piece. It was a perishingly cold March morning.. even my pencil lead froze. It was uncomfortable but worthwhile and a very enjoyable painting to do..:-)

Cold Spring.
76 x 50 cm plus bespoke frame
Available at Boughton House from 30 November


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