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Yesterday I tried creating a piece of graphic design for the first time. I was very excited as I’d never really done any computer based art before. 235 more words

'Stairway to heaven'- Led Zeppelin, Tolkien and the dream of Albion

This post is just a quick plug and link to a posting I’ve made on my separate music blog, Broadcast Barnsley.  I’ve written about the song ‘Stairway to heaven’ by Led Zeppelin and discussed what I consider to be the themes of pastoralism and rural retreat I detect in its lyrics.   43 more words

Toby by Harry Vernon

I have taken the liberty of calling this dog ‘Toby’, as opposed to ‘Punch and Judy puppet’, since this is the name usually given.

Toby was made by Harry Vernon (c1920-30), and is now owned by… 43 more words

London Exhibitions

In Search of That Elusive Record Cover.

My collections of artists who have designed record covers seem to grow and grow. There always seems to be another cover to add to them. However, eventually I find that I have got as far as it seems possible to go and my collections just need that one elusive cover that I just cannot find. 648 more words

Record Collecting

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists: profile piece on blog

Click link below to Royal Birmingham Society of Artists’ blogsite and read the online interview. Influences, motivations, oh, and the sedentary behaviour of critics holed up in their London habitat….


Artist Interrupted

Artist Interrupted; a Portrait of Rozanne Hawksley

I moved to West Wales from London in 2004. Like many incoming artists I expected a local tradition of landscape painting anchored to hillside and coast. 467 more words