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…..
Shocked that I haven't posted anything since July last year, or updated the Artworks section to include all of my last 15 months output. Take it as a consequence of the the realities of life as a self-representing artist. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are my main media platforms, and attractive to me because they seem … Continue reading It’s been a while
The world I grew up in was very different. Pre Reagan and Thatcher, shocked by the extremities of the 1939-45 conflict, and still remembering prewar economic depression, it seemed there was a consensus about the social duty of the State. Working, health and housing conditions were on the rise, as was disposable income. It was … Continue reading The road we walked before
2015, and I'm walking on a beach in Majorca, and stumble across a TV screen lying in the sand on the tide line. Fantastic, I thought, I'll use that image. Fast forward to 2017, fake news is all around, opinion is presented as 'alternative facts', logic, science and rational thought overthrown by dogma, bigotry and … Continue reading The Dead Telly Set
I viewed the news that the Republicans were threatening to withdraw from the Paris Accord and dismantle or scrap the Environmental Protection Agency with some alarm, and more than a hint of concern about what this might mean. Of course, I understand these are moted actions, and yet to become real, and I understand that … Continue reading The Wasteland of Your Desires