I had been to see the Rose Wylie exhibition 'Quack Quack' at the Serpentine galleries in February 2018 and apart from all the other factors which blew me away when I started to engage with her paintings, the scale of her work had got me … [Read more...] about Confidence, self-belief and a journey to the sun
This is a short story: the birth and life of an oil painting, which was begun twenty years ago and only just ceased to drip. In 1967 my parents and my siblings moved to the Isle of Wight to take over a boat-building business that … [Read more...] about Time proves 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
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.
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