News, Exhibitions and Events

Current News (updated 2 August 2021)

Cowprint, the artists printmaker group I’m a member of, at last put on our exhibition ‘Navigating a New World’, a collaboration with Inky Hands Studio in Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA, to commemorate the sailing of the Mayflower over 400 years ago, at the exciting new arts and heritage venue God’s House Tower in Southampton. Delayed a year because of the Covid pandemic it was such a relief to see this finally open! Open Friday to Sunday until 15th August 2021. My print ‘ Downwind off Cape Cod’ is on show along with 21 other artists from Cowprint and 18 from Inky Hands, as well as two artists concertina books of prints made by each workshop.

I’m also exhibiting ‘Hamble Quay’ and ‘Fawley Blue Sky’ in the Summer Exhibition Open 2 at the Yellow Edge Gallery, in Gosport from 31 July to 15th August 2021. This is a first time at this gallery so looking forward to it!

June 2021

The Red Hot Press Printmakers Exhibition 2021 at Hilliers Arboretum, near Romsey, was a great success with the groups biggest sales to date. This was my first exhibition post lockdown and I was showing work along side 22 other artists and such great variety of techniques and subject matter of excellent quality to see. I showed my series of Fawley Power Station prints along with some other recent prints including ‘Hamble Quay’ and ‘Blackbird in the Magnolia Tree’.

My print ‘Hamble Quay’ will be on sale at St Barbe Museum + Art Gallery in Lymington during the Open Exhibition (see below) and the shop is now stocking a selection of my cards including ‘Hamble Quay’.

April 2021

I have been awarded Highly Commended in the St Barbe Open Exhibition 2021, Lymington for my reduction linocut print ‘Hamble Quay‘. There were over 400 entries for this prestigious regional art exhibition of which only 87 were selected so its great to be a part of this annual event. I was also awarded Highly Commended last year for my etching ‘Storm over Fawley‘. The exhibition runs from 17 May to 12 June 2021.

December 2020

KayBrownArt is the name of my Etsy shop launched in 2020 where you can buy a selection of my prints and cards. If you are local to Hamble why not pop in to Sea Sky, an art gallery and gift shop where I am one of their featured artists. They are continuing to stock a selection of prints, framed and unframed, and greeting cards. It’s great to be supporting a local independent shop in the village where I live, particularly as it has such a wide range of gifts on offer and some really excellent artists work.

God’s House Tower launched their online exhibition ‘Navigating a New World’ in December 2020 which features my print ‘Downwind off Cape Cod’ and a selection of others from Cowprint Artists’ Group. My print and cards are available to buy from their online shop. We hope to hold our exhibition at GHT later in 2021. My latest post describes how I created this print.

August 2020

Southampton City Art Gallery have selected two of my prints for their new online open exhibition – In Search of a New World which marks the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower. I’m really thrilled as this is the first time I have entered the Open and to have both ‘Downwind off Cape Cod’ and ‘The Crossing’ selected out of over 450 entries is great news! The exhibition launched on the 15 August 2020, exactly 400 years since the Mayflower departed from Southampton and is still available online.

I completed the Diploma in Printmaking at the Red Hot Press in March 2020, but unfortunately the Foundation and Diploma show that was to be held in May had to be cancelled. I am now building on the body of work developed during the course which focused on celebrating the fine brutalist architecture of Fawley Power Station, so expect to see more prints on this theme emerging over the next few months

The John Hansard Gallery Shop, Guildhall Square, Southampton is currently temporarily closed. I am hoping to continue providing stock of my work for sale when they reopen.

20:20 print exchange in 2019 – spot my print!

Previous Exhibitions

Red Hot Press Summer Exhibition at Hilliers Arboretum, near Romsey, Hampshire from the 18th May to 13th June 2021.

‘Hamble Quay’ a reduction linocut was awarded Highly Commended in the the St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery Open Exhibition which ran from 17th May to 12th June 2021.

‘Storm over Fawley’ an etching on zinc plate was awarded Highly Commended in the St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery Open Exhibition which ran from 7th July to 30th August 2020.

20:20 Print Exchange Autumn 2020 – run by Hot Bed Press in Salford touring exhibition.

Red Hot Press Summer Exhibition at Hilliers Arboretum, near Romsey, Hampshire from the 5th July to 1st August 2019.

20:20 Print Exchange Autumn 2020 – run by Hot Bed Press in Salford touring exhibition.

My wood engraving ‘Erosion’ was selected for the Southbank Printmakers Mini Print Open Exhibition 2019 at Gabriel’s Wharf, Southbank, London open from 1 May 2019 to 2 June 2019.

‘Erosion’ was selected for the St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery Open Exhibition 2019, in Lymington, Hampshire, open from 23 March to 2 June 2019.

Red Hot Press Open Studios – 17th to 27th August 2018

Red Hot Press Foundation in Printmaking – 25th to 28th May 2018

Urban Sketchers Southampton 50th Anniversary of the City of Southampton Exhibition – 28 March to 13 June 2015 at Southampton City Art Gallery Foyer (sponsored by Southampton Solent University)