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A Room With A View : My Week in View
12th May 2014 Posted in: Abstract Paintings, Dance Paintings, Drawings, News 0

This weekend and next I am showing work in a beautiful late Georgian London house with large, light rooms. Most people still acquire artworks for their immediate surroundings and it is always good to see paintings hanging in a great domestic space. The quality of light really affects the perception of a work and every […]

The Eyes Have It : My Week in View
6th May 2014 Posted in: Dance Paintings, Drawings, News 0

I love to photograph and draw the eyes. The power of eye contact is in our DNA, they are truly the gateway to the soul. When you first learn to draw portraits you are always taught not to begin with the eyes, for good reason, they have a direct power which should not be ignored, […]

1914-2014 : A Century in View
20th Apr 2014 Posted in: Abstract Paintings, Dance Paintings, Drawings, News 0

We are currently surrounded by a stream of media memories of the outbreak of the  first World War. My own father, born in 1901, was just too young to serve in that war but he was to serve with honour in the Desert Campaign of the next. Through him and his generation’s life and memories our […]

The Hands of Time : My Week in View
10th Apr 2014 Posted in: Dance Paintings, Drawings 2

Art is never still, always moving. I often work on  a piece over several weeks, changing and overpainting. The work evolves until it speaks directly. Progress is an uncertain thing, evolution is a better word. Art of course has evolved, every age has its contemporary, what the Zeitgeist of the time requires, the artist duly […]

Matisse the Master : My Week in View
18th Mar 2014 Posted in: Dance Paintings, Drawings, News 0

For as long as I can remember Matisse has been, with Picasso, the defining inspiration for creative modern artists. He hovers above us always out of reach as both painter and sculptor of genius. One of my personal claims to fame was that I was alive before he died in 1954, when he was in […]

Bowie to Rodin, Mythologies : My Week in View
25th Feb 2014 Posted in: Dance Paintings, Drawings, News 0

Bowie: Art’s survivors are a special breed, not just the classics but those artists who continue to be relevant throughout their lifetime and beyond. This week I was again working on lyrics for a song with composer Thol Mason on the theme of Icarus and myth of human flight, while also pondering the lyrical genius […]

Life Class : My Week in View
9th Feb 2014 Posted in: Drawings, News 0

I was taken by friends to the play Calendar Girls this week and in the play the characters have to be semi-naked on stage, which is very brave of the actors, as is all performance in public that calls for revealing the unclothed body. Kenneth Clark wrote brilliantly about the difference between the naked and […]

My week in view and Drawing du Jour
12th Nov 2013 Posted in: Drawings, News 2

Thank you all for the very positive feedback to the site launch. The launch was exciting and trepidatious in equal measure. Its great to be able to finally talk to you all. My week in view: Paul Klee at the Tate proved something of a mixed blessing. A large show of small work, their individual intensity […]