Can't outrun the storm My latest, and the 4th painting I've completed since lockdown started. I have now moved back to working from my studio, and am slowly bringing together a collection of new works for my next show. All things being equal, this should be in October, and will as usual be in Gage … Continue reading Can’t outrun the storm
Vanishing futures I moved studio to my back bedroom in March, and since then I have painted 3 works, sold four, and massively improved my sourdough skills to the point of adequacy. It's been an interesting time, our daily walks in the evening taking us through the urban woodland of unbuildable land and allotments … Continue reading Vanishing Futures
Today, let us remember with humility that we are celebrating the defeat not of a nation, but of the ascendancy of an idea. Let us be shamed that we had to fight this war, that we allowed the rise of an ideology based on hatred, based on the idea that not all humans are … Continue reading On this day…..
Hi all, and greetings from my tiny back bedroom studio, where even a 50 x 50cm painting feels large, and I don't have my full range of paints, materials or tools. Still, these are first world problems, and I am ever mindful of the fact that I have the luxury to social distance, and a … Continue reading From a smaller studio
In the quiet of the day And so we enter our second week of social distancing and occasional walks for shopping or exercise. Hope its been ok for you, for me it's been strange. Watching awareness sinking in has been interesting. Our first walk around the area told us that people were struggling with the … Continue reading In the quiet of the day
The Scottish east coast fishing industry was very much a family affair. The men did the fishing, but it was women who managed all the onshore work. From 4am they would be up, collecting Mussels for bait. Preparing the lines for the next days fishing would take upwards of 2000 Mussels, with even a small … Continue reading To the boats in the morning
Continuing to push myself, I arrive at sometimes surprising places. Forest is a case in point. One of a new series that may someday emerge, this is drawn from the White Goddess myths, with a smattering of Mythago Wood, but was inspired by The Cure's 'A Forest'. Whilst I have not achieved what I wanted … Continue reading The Forest – a side project