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
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
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
Story has always been a huge driving force behind Human creativity. Our first paintings told stories of the world around us, music and dance evolved as story telling devices, and it is this tradition that drives much popular music these days. Story has also been a huge part of my practice, indeed of my life. … Continue reading Every Picture tells a story?
Last year I stumbled across the old Guest & Chrimes steelworks in Rotherham, part demolished in a wasteland behind the football ground. The site has inspired a number of paintings, and the first of these is Reflections on a memory. The painting is intended as a comment on the sense of loss and isolation that … Continue reading Reflections on a memory
Well, it took longer to hang than we expected, but the Little Kelham Urban Art Gallery is now hung. 13 murals, 12 painted and one made of hand crafted tiles, 7 of them mine. It was certainly an interesting journey completing this one, and stretched me massively as both an artist and project manager. I'm … Continue reading KurbArt done, looking ahead.