This is a short story of the birth and life of an oil painting started twenty years ago that only just stopped dripping. In 1967 my parents and my siblings moved to the Isle of Wight to take over a boat-building business that consisted of … [Read more...] about The Ebb and flow of an oil painting
drawing as... Drawing and illustration pervade our world as a vehicle for thought; on a practical level, we need it to plan, map, explain, direct, identify, warn and entertain. We are used to understanding drawings; this language … [Read more...] about Drawing; conjuring something from nothing
Human identity The physical properties of the painted surface become a new territory with a new material/imagined sense of place. Just as there is no stopping point in the way a mind works, always connecting, expecting, evaluating, … [Read more...] about Painting as research into imagination #1 joy
Why visit an Art Gallery? Right now, I'd like to visit an art gallery; but I can't, they're all closed, not a gallery in the world is open, we're in lockdown due to Covid-19. I can see an exhibition of art online. Sometimes, the work of … [Read more...] about Visit an Art Gallery & Feel Good in the Brain.
Producing Art on the Isle of Wight works for me. My artwork is often inspired by being in nature. By the feedback I get from my body and the sense of place. From walking, swimming and my five senses in this area of outstanding natural … [Read more...] about An Artist on the Isle of Wight
Can I write about my Mum here? Aren’t I trying to be a serious artist? Isn’t my website about that. How boring, how would I exist and my pretensions pronounce themselves lalala without her. I want to say something about my mum and … [Read more...] about My Mum and Creativity