An Invitation to Gaze

A virtual exhibition of paintings by Hannah Barnes
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Monday, 7 March 2011

The American Widow at the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

My Mail on-line is now carrying an article about the forthcoming Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park, London. The report features one of my paintings, which will be on show at the fair at the Enid Lawson Gallery stand. To read the report, click here:

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The other event on the horizon is a joint exhibition at the local library in Bromley of drawings by Heather Stewart-Jones and myself together with a few poems by Sean Elliott.

Below: The Lost Poet Refound (2010)
A portrait of Sean Elliott
Drawing produced using the handwriting app of the Sony Reader, printed on paper and hand signed.
11cm x 9.5cm

Heather and I both use the handwriting app of the Sony Reader as a portable sketchbook. Here's another example of one of my Sony Reader drawings:

(Below) The Man in the Tuxedo (2010)
Drawing produced using the Sony Reader Handwriting App, printed on paper and signed by hand.
11cm x 9.5cm

This drawing was inspired by a self-portrait by Max Beckman.
Sometimes I rework the drawings a little, as I've done with the drawing below of one of my cats, Eddie:
March 2011
A drawing produced using the handwriting app of the Sony Reader, printed on 100% cotton rag, acid-free paper, reworked with Faber Castel Albrecht Durer watercolour crayon and black biro and signed by hand.
11cm x 9.5cm
But more often than not I use the drawings as a basis for a painting, as with The American Widow, which now features in the My Mail on-line article.
Below : The American Widow (2010)
Now at the Enid Lawson Gallery (New Cavendish Street, London) and soon to be on exhibition at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park.