In March 2012, Ted held his first exhibition since full retirement, displaying his latest collection of paintings in the heart of Birmingham’s cultural quarter. Hosted by Lee Benson at Number Nine The Gallery, ‘Sixty Five and a Half’ ran from 3rd – 9th of March.
Inspired by the picturesque canals and towpaths of both Birmingham and Venice, the paintings attracted more than 100 visitors, and resulted in half of the collection being sold. Ted would like to express his thanks to everyone who came down – as well as to Mailbox florist Mes Jolies Fleurs, whose sponsorship helped make it happen. Why not take a look at some photos of the event, as well as a snapshot of the collection. Some of the paintings are still available for purchase, for more information please call Ted on 07976251931.
Since his successful exhibition in March 2012, Ted has felt the need to seek a new challenge; one that has attracted him for years, namely modelling with view to solid metal sculpture, when he perfected his techniques. To date, he is making maquettes in wax as a fiorst step in this fascination jpurney. Some of these are shown in the new 'wax models & bronzes' section.
Meanwhile, he continues to paint in acrylic and oils and keeps a portfolio of charcoal portraits.
Over this summer, one of the wettest on record in Birmingham, the ever increasing abundance of wild flowers continues to increase and at the base of one inner city tower block, the show of poppies cornflowers and daisies was stimulated him to paint them.
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