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Jon Everitt's blog and website

This is the website of artist and printmaker, Jon Everitt. I live and work in Portsmouth and Southsea in Hampshire. I work mainly in acrylic and watercolour but I also make wood engravings and linocuts and have started working with laser-cut wood. I will update these blog pages and other content as regularly as possible. Please subscribe and feel free to send comments.

On not being present at one’s own exhibition…

Jun 26, 2015 | No Comments
On not being present at one’s own exhibition…

With just over 3 full days to go of my Céret exhibition, I’m wondering what happened to my good intentions to write a regular blog about it, as I did last year. Sheer idleness? Nothing to say? Perhaps, perhaps but I’m putting it down to the fact that apart from hanging and the private view […]

a hanging judgement

May 27, 2015 | No Comments
a hanging judgement

I’ve got two exhibitions coming up actually. The one in Céret of course that’s taking up most of my time and focus, but I’ve also been invited to submit up to 4 paintings for the Oxmarket Centre Summer Exhibition in Chichester. I’ve been havering for weeks making my mind up which pictures will go where. […]

9 days to prepare…for an unreal world

May 23, 2015 | No Comments
9 days to prepare…for an unreal world

It’s only 9 days to go before my next exhibition begins in lovely Céret at the Métiers d’Art St Roch and I have to be packed and ready in just over 6 days. Mild panic starting to set in at times. It’s not just the painting or cutting and printing of wood engravings, it’s all […]

Back at the Paintface, feeling a little flat

May 17, 2015 | No Comments
Back at the Paintface, feeling a little flat

I don’t know about other artists, but when an exhibition ends, especially one I have enjoyed so much as the one just finished in Porthleven, I always feel a little melancholic. Setting up is stressful – am I going to achieve the look and feel I want? – then comes the great bit; the private […]

Cornwall here I come! Once upon a wave…

May 6, 2015 | No Comments
Cornwall here I come! Once upon a wave…

I’ve spent a lot of time in Cornwall in the past few years, especially in the Falmouth and Helston area, where I have friends. It’s a wonderful place and there’s art to be had everywhere. I even almost moved there permanently, but decided at the last minute that the day job is better exercised up […]

Back in Céret

Apr 11, 2015 | No Comments
Back in Céret

I’ve not long got back from a short visit to Céret where Spring had just sprung. It was truly weird to have a fierce WARM wind but having lunch outside in March was a real treat. As luck would have it, my visit coincided with the Journées Européennes des Métiers d’Art – die Europäischen Tage […]

2015 happenings

Feb 25, 2015 | No Comments
2015 happenings

I have just finished a really enjoyable exhibition at Centre Culturale Leopold Senghor Sedar in Port en Bessin on the Normandy coast. I would like the thank all of the delightful people there  for their kindness and help in setting up as well as a really wonderful Private View. I’d also like to thank all the people […]

Port-en-Bessin exhibition

Jan 25, 2015 | No Comments
Port-en-Bessin exhibition

Only a few days till I open in Port-en-Bessin in Normandy at the Centre Culturel Léopold Sédar Senghor. Labels done (just need cutting out), prints printed (just need mounting and framing), paintings painted (just need rings for hanging).Then everything needs to be collated and assembled and packed into the boot of the Volvo. Oh and I […]

Someday my prints will come

Nov 1, 2014 | No Comments
Someday my prints will come

This is a piece about the differences between various types of print especially those claiming to be “Fine art”. I think the lines are often blurred (quite deliberately) between computer printed images and artisan/studio produced works and “Fine Art Print” is becoming a rather elastic term I want to be quite clear that I think that computer printed […]

New pictures

Oct 13, 2014 | No Comments
New pictures

It’s been an odd summer since getting back from France and it’s taken a while to build back up to making new images. However I’m back on track and creating new work to go to France this weekend and and for the forthcoming (well not that forthcoming as it’s in May next year) exhibition at […]

The lie that tells the truth..

Sep 13, 2014 | No Comments
The lie that tells the truth..

I’ve just been photographed by the wonderful Nick Ingamells and posted on his excellent site (not just because I am on it). It’s a really interesting set of essays by various artists and creators describing their working practises accompanied by Nicks terrific photographs .http://www.liethattellsthetruth.org/jon-everitt/

Other people’s work

Aug 5, 2014 | No Comments
Other people’s work

I freely confess the I had never heard of JD Fergusson before I saw the beautiful exhibition of his work at the Pallant Gallery the other day. He was one of the Scottish Colourists, of whom I had vaguely heard but had rather assumed that they would generate unending variations of Highland scenes and those […]

Moving pictures

Jul 21, 2014 | No Comments
Moving pictures

Here I am in a short video about the recently launched book of Portsmouth Fairy Tales for which I had the pleasure of designing and painting the cover. If you would like to know more about this splendid book please visit their page at www.facebook.com/PortsmouthFairyTales

Home and the Tour

Jul 16, 2014 | No Comments
Home and the Tour

We’re finally back home (actually we’ve been back over ten days now, but reality is only just setting in) and I’m still sulking about not being in France. Actually it’s not too bad being home, particularly as the weather is being kind and we managed to get the first beach barbecue of the year in […]

Closing time

Jun 29, 2014 | No Comments
Closing time

For those of you interested in the fate of Edgar, the Unflying Fledgeling. Great news! He has been found and adopted by Madame Le Oiseau who was kind enough to help us the other day. It’s definitely the same poor little chap because of the head wound occasioned by his abrupt disintreement. Anyway, he is […]

A few days worth

Jun 26, 2014 | One Comment
A few days worth

How the time flies, although I’ve put a couple of posts on Facebook, I realise that I’ve not written the blog for a number of days now. As the FB stuff was mostly not about art or exhibitions, I won’t post it here ( although it was very very funny, well written, erudite and important. […]

Piqued but happy

Jun 21, 2014 | 2 Comments
Piqued but happy

Saturday I’m writing this in a state of massive pique, as once again the wretched town council has seen fit to virtually completely block the entrance to the gallery with market stalls so that we’re almost completely invisible. I’ve tried playing the guitar outside to try and get passers by to look up but one […]

Three days worth of stuff

Jun 20, 2014 | No Comments
Three days worth of stuff

It’s been one of those days where many persons arrive. gaze about in a baffled manner and upon seeing us, look vaguely panic stricken and make a bee line for the door. If we are cruel enough to talk talk to these hapless souls, confusion strikes immediately and they are reduced to helpless stutterings before […]

Another day another blog

Jun 18, 2014 | No Comments

Today we shall be discussing Bumphrey’s now immutable “3rd Law of Camera Lens Size” (CLS). During detailed observations carried out by our highly trained team of observers it has been noted, first in relatively crude form and later in a much more refined and proven version that, of the visitors to our scientifically designed test […]

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Jun 16, 2014 | No Comments

I think we’ve more or less got the wet string sorted now and have resigned ourselves to the interesting process of buying the megabytes from La Presse in Céret. We’ve worked out that if you hand over the previous till receipt and ask for a recharge they seem to know what you want more or […]