In the quiet of the day

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

To the boats in the morning

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

Every Picture tells a story?

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?

Good start to a new year

  It's been a busy couple of months for me, but they've been good ones. I have a major project coming up, of which more in the next blog. First though I have the news that the Arctic Convoys exhibition 'For Those In Peril..' will be showing at Sheffield's Kelham Island Industrial Museum from March … Continue reading Good start to a new year

For Those In Peril.. Book now available

  They've arrived 🙂 Very happy to say that the first print run of the book of my last exhibition has now arrived. A5, 200gsm silk finish paper, hardcover, casebound, 60 pages with 27 pictures. I'm really happy with the result, they look and feel like the quality production I hoped they'd be. The book … Continue reading For Those In Peril.. Book now available

Last day of the show

Last day of my exhibition today - For Those In Peril..' at Gage Gallery, Ball Street, Sheffield S3 8EN 11am - 6pm. 205 visitors to date, which is good for a show in the second floor of a factory complex in Sheffield's industrial hinterland, and I have really enjoyed watching the way viewers have engaged … Continue reading Last day of the show

The Troubadour’s tale

July 4th 1942, and Arctic Convoy PQ17 is under heavy attack by Torpedo Bombers flown from Luftwaffe air bases in Norway and Finland. The Navarino has already been abandoned and wallows ablaze in the water. The convoy is 240 miles east of Bear Island, and 800 miles still to go. On the Panamanian registered freighter … Continue reading The Troubadour’s tale