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Fancy goods

‘Fancy goods’ is not a term you hear much, and in fact I realised I didn’t know exactly what it referred to. The dictionary informs me that fancy goods are novelty items and accessories that are primarily ornamental, designed to appeal to taste—or fancy, as the term suggests. 52 more words

Typography

A LITTLE PEACE AND QUIET ON LORD STREET SOUTHPORT- WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

The bandstand on Lord Street is a well known landmark in Southport. A few years ago we staged some art exhibitions here, displaying our paintings around the bandstand. 77 more words

Glover = Ghana's greatest art don

Few artists would relish the prospect of painting eighty canvases in so many days, but that is exactly what Professor Ablade Glover – the octogenarian doyenne of Ghana’s art community – has done. 385 more words

Art

CAMBRIDGE ARCADE, SOUTHPORT - WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

On my wanderings around town I was taken by the contra-jour effect of figures walking in the arcade. The cafe blinds added further darkness making the lighter area brighter and the soft shadows cast by the people seem to imply a wetness. 10 more words

LORD STREET, SOUTHPORT, ON A SUMMER'S DAY - WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

I went into Southport to get some more information for a painting I was working on and then wandered around with my camera. I have done a similar scene to this in winter, when the trees are leafless and the sun comes in low at the end of the road you see. 44 more words

Nairn's Follies

Ian Nairn was a man who completely bought into the idea of folly. The folly as architectural statement is a wondrous thing; it is a vote of confidence in the idea of architecture as separate to mere building, it says that there is something beautiful about an artful building, a well-sited building, a buildings whose main purpose is to be a beautiful thing. 570 more words

Architecture