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Black Friday Madness!

Visit my Etsy shop for Muppet paintings, New York City Pantone maps, and more.

And in the shilly spirit of the day, here’s a random NJ portrait of my friend, Kevin Smith.


Wine and Paint Night...you can do the dining after.

Since I turned 30, my nights out have changed quite a bit.  Don’t get me wrong, I still go out on the town but the occasions are more rare these days.   182 more words


Mr Turner

Mike Leigh’s biopic of the artist JMW Turner is, in equal parts, gorgeous to look at, amusing to follow and frustrating to understand. Timothy Spall is mesmerising in the titular role, communicating as much through guttural sounds as dialogue and his proud yet shambling gait. 205 more words

0275-The hand (1930)

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The hand (1930)
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Roger Davis – Four Days After the King Died, Rabat, Morocco - 1999

For the three days after the King’s death until his internment I spent on the streets, mostly in the centre of town. Transport came to a halt and shops and cafes closed. 169 more words


Lost Illusions - Charles Gleyre

Charles Gleyre ‘Lost Illusions’


Gleyre claimed that “Lost Illusions” represented a vision that he had experienced on the evening of March 1, 1835, while sitting on the banks of the Nile River near Abydos, Egypt. 44 more words