Thursday, 26 June 2014


Getting going after the upheaval of Art Weeks is great.   Its like coming home after - not a holiday, unless its a really hard working one! I can meet myself and my paints and brushes in my special place - my studio which is restored to itself, like me!   Lots of energy with these new things - big painted screens.  I like the decorative arts.   

 Meadow and Prayer Flags painted folding screen, 3 x 1.50 oil/canvas

Map of Mystery painted folding screen, 3 x 1.50 oil/canvas unfinished, (two sided painted screen)  what to put on the other side?   

Thursday, 13 March 2014

STEPHEN FRIEDMAN of the FRIEDMAN GALLERY GIVES ADVICE- " I think the maps are beautiful....."

"I do really like the direction of the new work and I think the maps are beautiful. For me, aesthetically, I 
Mupe Bay, Lulworth, Dorset  oil on canvas 80 x 80 cm  unfinished  

prefer the abstracted ones where you let loose a little on colour and composition........     I also think you should continue a few of the oversized maps too........., remember also to experiment and be instinctive." 
Stephen Friedman, Friedman Gallery, London W1S 3AN, 

It is really such a huge support when when is trying something unknown to have this sort of support and encouragement - especially from such a knowledgeable person as Stephen who has galleries in London and New York.   

Saturday, 11 January 2014


A quick post before 'the Bridge'!   here are three pics of my recent paintings - it is true that I only facilitate and the painting that I began today  of Brownsea Island is beginning to speak of where we are going ..... does that make sense?   Its good enough for now anyway....  I have that painting proped up against a purple pond painting and I can see where I am going now....    well I wont go on now - here are the pics!

Brownsea Island 62 x 92 unfinished 

                           colours over zig zag 76 x 76 cm unfinished 

Chesil before the storm 76 x 38 cm  unfinished 

Tuesday, 7 January 2014


……..    and I am still  unsure as to why I am making them ….. !    I have written before about the necessity of following one's instinct and not being rational about painting - getting out of the way and allowing things to happen without the bossy left brain organising and showing the way in a sensible manner ….. and here is where I have been led.   Robert says that people will copy me - and I shouldn't put them on the blog - and its happened before - being copied I mean.   Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery I know!   
The photos are taken with my iPhone - which isn't the best but I reckon is pretty good.   I meant to submit some of these images to DAW cover competition - but what with doing my tax ( done! hooray) and other things, that got undone!  Oh well…..  !  back to the studio tomorrow,  and the newest painting which isn't here …….. lots of ideas waiting to happen.  Exciting! 

Frenchmill to Hawkcombe 1 acrylic/paper 1.86 x 86 cm

Colour over Zig Zag oil/canvas unfinished76 x 76cm 

Hawkcombe's where my heart is…. acrylic/paper 1.25 x 1. 50cm