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Currently Reading - The White Road

I enjoy reading and I thought I would share with you what I am currently reading. The White Road: Journey into an Obsession by Edmund de Waal is part history and part biography. 226 more words

Art & Design

Chatsworth House

I recently visited Chatsworth House in Bakewell for the first time after having wanted to go for years. It was such a lovely day out and filled with surprises right from the start. 246 more words


Pears and a Vessel

‘White Pears with Barry Stedman Vessel’

oil and graphite on canvas/(diptych) 12″ x 16″ and 20″ x 16″/May 2016

At last a new painting, this one a diptych, featuring a selection of the familiar white pears composed and observed in relation to one of the precious objects of the household, a… 127 more words


White Pears #27

White Pears #27  oil on canvas/16″ x 20″/April 2016

Continuing with the de Waal-inspired compositional device of placing some of the observed objects behind a translucent ‘screen’ (of tracing paper), this latest painting displays a distinct split between upper and lower levels, those on the upper horizontal plane unscreened and those on the lower behind and appearing out of focus, but no less keenly seen. 73 more words


White Pears #26 (Going Further to de Waal)

White Pears #26  oil on canvas/16″ x 20″/April 2016

Here’s the latest painting off the easel, ploughing the familiar furrow and exploring that same Edmund de Waal… 98 more words


White Pears #25

White Pears #25  oil on canvas/16″ x 20″/April 2016

One of the more ‘harder-won’ images of recent production, this latest painting involved a fair degree of putting on and scraping back off before it came to this point of resolution – but, of course, it is all about the struggle, as I was sagely advised at university. 224 more words


'Giving a work a name is the start of letting it go, making a space to start again.'

Once I’d decided to have an exhibition I was faced with some really difficult decisions.

What would I call it?

What works would I put in it? 548 more words

Nature Photography