Over the past twenty five years I have studied people in all their forms and the environments that influence their lives. Over the course of this year the environment that I often used as a setting for my figures has become everything to me. Lockdown then further galvanised the importance of landscape in my life. Read more about Landscape photography[…]
Rod judkins encourages us to be ourselves to enable creativity. Very true there is so much rubbish out there telling us to be a certain way being ourselves if a life long struggle s that we should relish!
Only one month to go until my exhibition at the Tavistock!
I have an exhibition coming up in February. All are very welcome to visit the exhibition and attend the private view. The details are as follows: Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust 120 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5BA Dates of exhibition: Private view Friday 9th February 2018 6 to 9pm 10th February to 9th march 2018 Open Read more about New exhibition[…]
I have been working on a series of paintings inspired by the photographer Flora Hanitijo. I am working on a series of images based on inner mental space. What makes us feel comfortable and secure? Where are the places we feel most at home? on a street, in a room, a particular location or feeling. Read more about Peace[…]
I have been shortlisted for the national open art competition. Please would you be able to vote for me in the ‘world art vote’ section. My painting is called ‘Markie b’. Please go to this link to vote: http://www.nationalopenart.org/gallery2.php?as=1&Markie-B-18001
Over the last year I have been taking photographs of people after talking to them. These people have such warmth and generosity of spirit. The fact is that people don’t mind being approached, almost everyone’s response has been to engage in a positive and inquisitive manner.
I have recently been working on a series of ink drawings and paintings. They have been an important influence to my oil painting for many years particularly since discovering the work of Koon Wai Bong. His work has had a lasting effect in my painting. The contemplation of space and mark making is intuitive and Read more about Ink works […]
Junichiro Tanizaki in his book ‘in praise of shadows’ “There is nothing more. And yet, when we gaze into the darkness… though we know perfectly well it is mere shadow, we are overcome with the feeling that in this small corner of the atmosphere there reigns complete and utter silence; that here in the darkness Read more about In praise of shadows[…]
I thought it was time to post a painting in progress and over the past six months I have been asking people permission to have their photograph taken and the process has been surprisingly positive and rewarding. In the past I always chosen to be a passive observer. Street photography has been an obsession of Read more about Painting in progress[…]