Day63 Lockdown blog. 24/05/2020.

Image: ABOVE AND BEYOND. Watercolour on Handmade Paper. 2014. Private Collection Devon. ABOVE AND BEYOND. This post is for those who have gone the extra mile, have gone above and beyond what is expected. Those who have volunteered to help where no help has been available, those who have carried on regardless, despite the risks…

Day 62 Lockdown blog. 23/05/2020

Image: LITTLE BOY LOST. Mixed Media on Canvas. 40 x 40 cm. 2017 LITTLE BOY LOST. It is tempting to focus this blog on the breaking news about Dominic Cummings, even though for the Government it is the equivalent of ‘ Don’t mention the war’. Though not specifically related to the enfolding, and I expect…

Day 60 Lockdown blog. 21/05/2020

Image: 007. Mixed Media Assemblage.   THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COVID WARD. From Bill Gates to 5G to Trump’s accusations of Chinese skullduggery, conspiracy theories have escalated during the pandemic. In a previous blog I discussed the thorny issue of privacy concerns regarding tracing apps. Big brother is getting bigger and 007…

Day 59 Lockdown blog. 20/05/2020

Image: Working in the Studio/workshop. Devon. 20/05/2020. CREATIVITY. Creativity is fundamental to the well being of society, a tool by which we communicate and share the pain and joy of the human condition. Many important artistic businesses and institutions, large and small, are under threat due to the economic consequences of the pandemic; to give…

Day 58 Lockdown blog 19/05/2020

Image:  THINKING OF YOU. Mixed Media on Card. 15 x 15 cm. 2011. Dementia is a condition that affects so many, when memories have faded and time seems a mixture of confusing and disturbing recollections which come and go in misty waves on threads so thin they break as soon as they appear. It comes…

Day 57 Lockdown blog. 18/05/2020

Image: RED RUM. Mixed Media in Canvas. 61 x 61 x 2 cm. 2015. LADY LUCK. As Europe is cautiously coming out of lockdown comparisons are inevitable, many experts feel that the UK was too slow to react which has led to one of the largest death tolls in the world. Looking at some of…

Day 55 Lockdown blog. 16/15/2020

Image:  MOON OVER ANTUGNAC. Mixed Media on Canvas. 60 x 60 x 4 cm. 2016. Private Collection. TRAVEL. Yesterday I had a Zoom interview with Julie Brandon from the Artizan Gallery in Torquay. As one of her longstanding stable of artists, interviews are a lockdown initiative enabling artists to be a feature on the galleries…

Day 54 Lockdown blog. 15/05/2020

Image: TODDLERS RACE. Gouache on Handmade Paper. 1986/7. STAY ALERT, CONTROL THE VIRUS, SAVE SCHOOLS. The race is on to open up our schools before the 1st June, starting with Nurseries, ( so far confined to the children of key workers) and Years 1 and 6 in Primary Schools. Also from June, the Government web…