Every year during the first week in August Sidmouth hosts an International Folk Festival filling the seaside town with musicians and dancers from all over the world. As a local artist with my gallery in Sidmouth I thought I would started this year’s set of naive paintings in readiness for the festival. Here is my first for the season – I just love these multi-colour dancers bringing such fun to town with their glorious get-ups and painted faces.
I am enjoying taking my folk style forward here in Sidmouth – home of the International Folk Festival! It is fun to paint in this style – released from the focus of representation and realism. I find it enables me to engage in the surrounding Devon landscape in a fresh and exciting manner. I am using small cotton canvas boards and acrylic paints to deliver colorful images at accessible prices.