Blog

It is very tempting to let the images speak for themselves and of course ultimately they must. Nonetheless this blog enables me to explain something about how, why, when and where my work is made.  By “blogging” I hope to be able to share why certain decisions are made and to explain the choice in composition or other issues regarding technique. It is a place where I can share parts of my working day, the progress of a painting or etching and where my work is to be exhibited. Even the great French painter Edgar Degas felt it necessary to explain that his work was not a “snapshot” but very carefully composed. “Even when working from nature, one has to compose.” he said and added, “No art was ever less spontaneous than mine, What I do is the result of reflection and the study of the great masters; of inspiration, spontaneity, temperament, I know nothing.” Even though I like this quote despite (or maybe because of) its slightly haughty tone, my blog will share my inspiration whether it be a certain spirituality found in threatening dark clouds over remote moorland or the excitement, dynamism and atmosphere of musicians and audience during a live performance.

 

Music

Lisa Mills at Colne Blues 2017

One woman, one guitar…..

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Painting

Goodbye old friends

They’ve finally got to go!

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Music

Inspiration followed by perspiration…

Busy times in my studio at Falcon Mill!

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Music

Kaz Hawkins Band

Kaz Hawkins…at last!

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Painting

Jo Harman

My Art Residency at Colne Blues continues to keep me out of mischief!

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Music

Original Art-concerts

There will be leaves on the trees before…..

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