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…

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Day 35 Lockdown blog. 27/04/2020

Image: Photo,  Art shop Melbourne, Australia. 2017. A SENSE OF PROPORTION. Imposed isolation gives us time to ponder on what is important in life. The preservation of art and culture may be something to consider. Quotes come from: (Rian Hughes from the book: CULT-URE ).  ‘From a practical standpoint, art if functionally useless, -no-one ever…

Day 32 Lockdown blog. 24/04/2020

Image: KITE LADY DANCING. 2014. Watercolour and Gouache on handmade paper. Private Collection Devon. This little painting deserves a poem and so I’ve written one today. As they say in Strictly, ‘KEEP DANCING’. DANCING. The kite lady dances on the stage, without a care she turns and spins, lost in the music that the piper plays,…

TWO POEMS ABOUT FREEDOM.

The image is from my Portrait Series.A wistful and ambiguous image.Sometimes the complexity of relationships get in the way of your decision making. One of the hardest things to grasp and hold on to is freedom. FREEDOM. If you were given freedom in a cardboard box, when you cut it open would it make you…