Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross Exhibition, St Edmund's Church, Lidgett Park Road, LS8. This is the Ninth Station: Jesus falls a third time.

Oakwood Parade, Good Friday

Stations of the Cross is an multi-media art exhibition which you can see for the next few weeks at St Edmund’s Church, Lidgett Park Road, Leeds LS8 1JN.

Curated by illustrator and artist Si Smith, fourteen Leeds-based artists were each given one of the 14 Stations of the Cross to interpret. I was commissioned to paint the Ninth Station – Jesus falls a third time.

Opening times, interviews with the artists and more can be found on the St Edmund’s Stations website.

Station 9 (fragment i)
Station 9 (fragment v)
Station 9 (fragment iii)
Station 9 (fragment iv)

Stations of the Cross - art exhibition at St Edmund's Church LS8

Stations of the Cross, at St Edmund’s Church LS8

The No Tree

Close up of the No Tree, east side of Gledhow Valley WoodsAs I went out one morning… I spied graffiti on graffiti. Someone had written NO on a yellow spot that was spray-painted on a beech tree.

No Tree III - oil painting of yellow spots on trees in Gledhow Valley Woods, Leeds.Unless you had an interest in yellow spots, you might not have noticed it.

The word NO is graffiti'd onto a yellow spot painted on a tree. The yellow spot is spray paint and marks the tree for felling. Gledhow Valley Woods, Leeds 8The yellow spots appeared on about 120 trees a few months ago to mark them for felling.
Gledhow Valley Woods, Leeds 8.

Spot the difference

Trees in Gledhow Valley Woods, marked with yellow dots in a proposed Leeds city council private finance initiative felling plan.

Gledhow Valley Woods, Leeds

Also known as the combat tree. Because camouflage is the art of not being seen, practised by predators, prey, plants… and soldiers.

Saving the Beech Wood
Management proposals – Friends of GV Woods

Thirteen spots

Yellow spots spray painted on beech trees in Gledhow Valley Woods, Leeds

Gledhow Valley Woods, Leeds

Beech trees in the local woods, marked with yellow dots in a proposed felling plan. I think the spots are giving the trees stronger identities…

Links:
Felling of the Beech Wood – Save Gledhow Valley Woods
Management Plan – Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods

Chapel Allerton Art Trail 2014

The Three Hulats, Harrogate Road, Leeds

The Three Hulats, Harrogate Road, LS7

Being local, I am honoured to have my paintings on show at The Three Hulats for the next two weeks as part of the Chapel Allerton Art Trail 2014, organised by Inkwell and Chapel Allerton Arts Festival. My pictures are in the darts room, so be careful. Lots of local artists are getting exposure during festival week. Download a map here.

The Offical Opening of the event happens on Tuesday 26th August, 6-9pm. Follow the art trail along the 18 locations on Harrogate Road from Inkwell to Further North Bar (about half a mile). Everyone is welcome!

There’s an Art Trail Artists’ Talk on Thursday 28th August, 6-8pm at Inkwell. I’ll be taking part, along with fellow artists Nick Claiden, Helen Dryden and Fred Pepper.