Week 4 Lockdownunlockblog.27/06/2020

Image: THE CAVERN. Mixed media on Canvas. 2011. Couldn’t resist the temptation to include this image by way of celebrating LFC winning the premier league after a 30 year wait. YNWA. A success which is due to the way the players work for each other on the pitch; a lesson for us to learn in…

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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.…