Cycling art, tour de France, dumoulin

jGallery – Racing Lines: Pop-Up Exhibition

Bonjour! I know, the Tour has started and I’m late… but there is a good reason! My good friend Sue, owner and curator of jGallery in Moulton, Northampton, contacted me with an idea of a new show celebrating not only the Tour de France but cycling itself – from vintage to ultra-modern.  The key word for us was ‘funky’! This show should be a little bit different… so do go along to see! The exhibition runs from 18th July to 4th August. The show will feature 26 of my original pictures from the Tour de France races from 2012 – 2017….

Cank Street Gallery, Leicester

Racing Lines: Le Tour

Hello and best wishes for 2018! This first post of the year is another to encourage a visit to my home city of Leicester – this time for a personal reason. The Leicester Society of Artists runs a programme with the Cank Street Gallery in Leicester featuring its members throughout the year.  An article about each artist appears on the LSA website and Cank Street Gallery shows a collection of the artist’s work in the gallery. At the moment, it’s my turn and the gallery has chosen pictures from ‘Racing Lines: Le Tour’ to show until 28th February. It was…

Lower Gallery at jGallery, Moulton, Northamptonshire

‘Racing Lines: Le Tour’ on tour – update

Hello! A quick update from the previous post, to say thanks to everyone at jGallery on Saturday. It was great to see old friends and meet new! Gallery owner Sue and I were delighted that some of the paintings will be making their way to new homes at the end of August. The exhibition has been curated with great imagination by Sue for which I’m so grateful! Do come and visit this lovely independent gallery if you can, you’ll find a warm welcome awaits! Full details about jGallery on www.jgallery.org.uk Meanwhile, here are some photos of the gallery to whet your appetite!   The paintings…

FDJ, by Maxine Dodd

‘Racing Lines: Le Tour’ on tour

Hello! Following the first ‘Racing Lines: Le Tour’ exhibition in July, I’m delighted to tell you that the exhibition has a new home throughout August. This is the lovely jGallery Contemporary Art Gallery and Coffee House at Moulton in Northamptonshire. Moulton is a pretty village set in the countryside. It is a popular area for cyclists, so is the perfect venue for the paintings. jGallery hosted my first solo exhibition, ’20 Stages’ in 2012, so it’s great to be back with the new collection. The gallery is kindly hosting a special launch on Saturday from 3pm-5pm, so it will be great to see…

Alfred East Art Gallery, Kettering, Northamptonshire

‘Racing Lines: Le Tour’ Open!

Hello! It’s been a great few days working with the curators, Katie, Billie and Jan at the Alfred East Art Gallery, Sheep Street, Kettering. My exhibition opened on Saturday, on a gorgeous sunny day, with French cafe music playing in the gallery, the scene was set perfectly. I so enjoyed welcoming guests to chat about cycling and art. It was a wonderful afternoon that will live long in my memory. All the paintings featured below are now sold, my thanks to the people who bought them. I’ve been on Cloud 9 ever since! Thank you to everyone who came, you made the day! For those of you who…

Les Baux de Provence by Maxine Dodd

‘Racing Lines: Le Tour’ nearly there!

Hello! Welcome to a final preview of work that will appear in my exhibition at the Alfred East Art Gallery, Sheep Street, Kettering. (For fans of the Women’s Tour, this was the setting of the finish line for yesterday’s stage – which was wonderful!) My exhibition opens next Saturday, 27th June and if you are able to come between 1pm and 3pm, I will be at the gallery and delighted to welcome you and show you round. Of course, a week later on 4th July, the Tour de France 2015 begins. Personally, I can’t wait – it is such a phenomenal race. If you’ve never…