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Alas Poor Robin

Alas Poor Robin

The seasons run their race, even though global warming does seem to be changing the pattern we are used to. It is now turning hotter as spring slowly matures into summer and greens deepen, losing their bright green newness for a darker maturity. When the weather is...
Trust?

Trust?

At a time of elections politicians ask us to put our trust in them. They all lie about what they will do after the election in the hope of winning our vote, this being of course why the percentage of people voting goes down and down. It’s a dangerous game they play,...
4 Seasons

4 Seasons

As I work through the ideas underpinning my ‘Four Season’ group of paintings, I pause to draw breath and appreciate where I am right now. If you have followed my blogs you will have seen my tale of cancer, starting in November 2012 when I revealed the diagnosis. It...
The Brexit Daisy

The Brexit Daisy

It didn’t start out as an overtly political painting. My subconscious at work perhaps? Maybe, but the process has its roots way back in the flow of work. My starting point is always something observed. In this instance, the beginnings were sparked by a blue ceramic...
Getting Started

Getting Started

Many artists profess that the scariest thing they face is a large empty white canvas. I love it. A new playground of ideas. I start with the image I want to work with, in this next painting another daisy image but also involving a pot of crocus. If I had to guess I’d...
One Bound

One Bound

There is an image of Superman, used on the front page of comics for ages, fist raised, taking off in a leap into the atmosphere. One bound, and he’s free! That is exactly how I feel. Given the all clear from cancer, also cleared of diabetes completely (not even...