Joie de Vivre : My Week in View
5th Sep 2014 Posted in: News 0

After a show I always take stock and reflect on its reception, the people I met along the way and the conversation that ensued. This year we had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the work and also met so many fabulous folk. It is the unexpected encounters and meetings with all manner of people that […]

Meeting in the Park : My Week in View
1st Aug 2014 Posted in: News 0

In two weeks I begin my 3rd annual show at the Ice House Gallery in London’s Holland Park. It is a venue I have come to love, one where I can fully interact with all the wonderful, interesting and sometimes eccentric people who visit the show. For many it is in their garden; the local residents […]

High Clouds : My Week in View
21st Jul 2014 Posted in: Abstract Paintings, News 0

This week the wonderful warm weather has inspired  a painting and a poem. I am also busy preparing new work for my show in Holland Park in August, where you can see this piece amongst a lot of new work. Details to follow next week.   High Clouds in early light across the fields in the […]

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 […]

Summer Meeting : My Week in View
20th May 2014 Posted in: News 1

Exhibiting as part of an Artist’s Open House event this week has been a very special experience. Meeting and talking to people who have come to see the art and the artist is something I do not take for granted. Communication is always an issue with art, which is in essence a wordless medium and […]

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 […]

Dulwich Festival : Artist Open House
8th May 2014 Posted in: News 0

Hosted by : Margi Woolford 204 Peckham Rye SE22 0LU Internationally acclaimed artist David Cottingham will show his much sort after landscape-inspired Abstract paintings together with his stunning Dance work. The ever-popular Dance Drawings will also be available in a variety of media, including unframed originals and prints. Not to be missed ! OPEN BOTH […]