Day 70 Lockdown blog. 31/05/2020

Image: Enjoying the view. Buckland Beacon, Dartmoor. 31/05/2020. LIGHTING THE BEACON. Today there was a surprise announcement that those who are in the shielded group can be be released from lockdown and meet, subject to social distancing, with one other person from a separate household. We all know that the Covid merry go round has…

Day 69 Lockdown blog. 30/05/2020

Image: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS. 60 x 60 x 4 cm. 2013. Private Collection, USA. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. The white House is in shutdown this week because of the fear for the safety of Donald Trump and the White House staff. The US has experienced countrywide civil unrest as the result of  killing…

Day 68 Lockdown blog. 29/05/2020

Image: BARCELONA LADY. ( Detail ) Mixed Media Assemblage, 2002. STAY ALERT. As the lockdown slowly unlocks the stay alert message is critical. I hope this helps to clear a few things up.  Stay alert when using other families toilets, don’t handle anything without thoroughly disinfecting all surfaces before and after entry. Stay alert when looking…

Day 67 Lockdown blog. 29/05/2020

Image: WALKABOUT. Acrylic on Canvas. 2020. 100 x 30 x 2cm. WALKABOUT. As anyone who knows me will tell you I am not one for walks, or indeed exercise of any kind. I don’t recommend my attitude however and certainly the lockdown has made me more aware of the benefits of walking.  The painting above…

Day 66 Lockdown blog. 27/05/2020

Image: Sagrada Familia. Mixed Media on Canvas. 2005. Private Collection. PAYING RESPECTS. Churches are often the places where we pay our respects to our loved ones who have passed away. That has not been been the case for so many during this pandemic. No words can heal the pain of loss for those suffering  families.…

Day 64. Lockdown blog. 25/05/2020

Image: HEAVY DUTY.  Labels Series. 2010. Mixed Media Collage on Card.  HEAVY DUTY. How many of you have amassed a huge pile of rubbish, destined for the local recycling centre during this lockdown? I expect more than a few. Over the weekend I visited my local centre three times, I was turned away twice due…

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…