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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.

What, why and how

Jul 25, 2015 | No Comments

this is a light rewrite of a piece I submitted to Nick Ingamells’ wonderful site, the lie that tells the truth, in which he persuades various members of the artistic community to open up about their artistic drives and processes. http://www.liethattellsthetruth.org What? I create images about the intangible made real in an absurd world, whether it […]

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/