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.

 

Other

Cycling and art

Inspired to ride, inspired to paint!

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Printmaking

Woodland Trust Art Workshops!

A full day for Woodland Trust Members!

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Landscape

Open Studio Winter 2017

Come along and have a look!

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Music

Status Quo inspired paintings…and guitar!

Limited editions…all three of them!

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Music

The last time I went to a Blues Festival……

Colne Blues Festival…bring it on!

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Drawing

Where did the years go?

My sister’s two daughters who now have daughters of their own!

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