Summer of Love, the 50 Year Journey
20th Mar 2017 Posted in: Dance Paintings, Drawings, News 2

Fifty years ago during the 1967 “Summer of Love”, while Hippies were gathering across the world, I began another life-long love affair and started attending Life Drawing Classes at my local Art School in Margate. I remember being somewhat nervous and overawed by the experience but determined to conquer this ultimate drawing challenge.  It was to prove to […]

Dancing in the Dark
7th Jul 2016 Posted in: Abstract Paintings, Dance Paintings, Drawings, News 2

“From the Darkness, Sunrise and Rain”. Two Panels on Canvas Summer is hovering around us, not sure whether it has anything seasonal to wear this year. The longest day passed on a tide of change, the dawning of the age of uncertainty, maybe the 21st Century has finally arrived. In these uncertain times I retreat […]

Park Life : 18th August-1st September
4th Aug 2015 Posted in: Abstract Paintings, Dance Paintings, Drawings, News 1

  My next Holland Park show “The Dancer at the Gates of Dawn” is approaching fast and I want to extend a warm welcome to all who can make it along. Always enjoyable to be there and a great chance to meet up with old friends and greet new faces. My trip to Greece has inspired […]

Blues for Pablo : My week in View
29th May 2015 Posted in: Abstract Paintings, Dance Paintings, Drawings, News 1

This last few weeks several different influences have occurred simultaneously in my work. Thinking about Picasso, over 40 years after his death he is still very much all around us. Last week one of his works achieved the highest ever price at auction, an extraordinary, mythic, potent artist. He was above all fearless, constantly exploring media […]

Mirror Image : My Week in View
4th May 2015 Posted in: Abstract Paintings, Drawings, News 0

The sea is a mirror of the sky. The land is a mirror of the light. So much of what we see are reflections of something else, even of our personality. I am fascinated by this duality both of perception and action. We are always observing horizons, that vanishing point where land meets eternity and […]

Cloud Illusions : My Week in View
8th Jul 2014 Posted in: Abstract Paintings, Drawings 0

  Away from London for a week, needing visual stimulation and inspiration. Sometimes just looking at the sky can be enough. Suffolk skies never let me down, there the sky appears more open and fast-moving and after the often overcast skies of London the effect is exhilarating. Cloud illusions, water vapour light and air all conspire […]

Seeing the Light : My Week in View
26th Jun 2014 Posted in: Dance Paintings, Drawings, News 0

“Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice” at the National Gallery was indeed magnificent. The scale of paintings from that period never fails to amaze. Grandeur of theme and style overwhelms us, as was intended. I would love to try my hand at work on that scale! The number of sacred paintings is of course testament to the […]

No Woman No Cry : My Week in View
16th Jun 2014 Posted in: Drawings, News 0

So woman no cry, no, no woman no cry Oh, my little sister Don’t she’d no tears No woman no cry Song titles like artwork titles can be revealing. This week I have worked with a beautiful actress on a series of Ink Drawings, titled “No Woman No Cry”, whilst working we listened to various […]

Civilisation : My Week in View
6th Jun 2014 Posted in: Dance Paintings, Drawings, News 0

1969 was according to a recent book “the year everything changed”, well it certainly was an important year for me. I finally got accepted into the art school of my choice, St Martins and as the 1960’s came to an end we sat and watched the ridiculous turn into the sublime : Monty Python’s Flying […]

Old Scissor Hands, Sense and Sensuality  :  My Week in View
28th May 2014 Posted in: Dance Paintings, Drawings, News 0

Well “Triumph” is the only one word review possible for the Matisse Cut Outs show at Tate Modern. The sheer joie de vivre of this show will sweep all before it. By concentrating only on this late flowering of an extraordinary creative life, it has brought us as close as possible to the mind of a […]