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 […]

Blue : My Week in View
3rd Feb 2014 Posted in: News 0

Blue is the colour of the gods. Lapis lazuli a semi precious stone, mined since earliest times in China and ground to become Ultra Marine, the finest of Blue pigments, was once so rare that only the most famous artists could afford to use it. Blue is the perceived colour of the sea and the sky. […]

Let there be Light : My Week in View
19th Jan 2014 Posted in: Abstract Paintings, News 0

Light is the greatest mystery in the universe. We only perceive the world because of light. Painting is captured light, Turner in particular understood this well and the British have a singular obsession with the fleeting light that is so precious in the long darkness of winter. The London Art Fair is also with us, or […]

A Life on Paper : My Week in View
7th Jan 2014 Posted in: News 0

I am reading Martin Gayford’s wonderful biography of Michelangelo, “His Epic Life” in it he talks about the importance of paper as a catalyst in the birth of the Renaissance. An earlier biographer had also referred to this artist’s life as a “Life lived on Paper”, as he was consuming and reusing this then precious commodity […]

The Poetry of Paint : My Year in View
29th Dec 2013 Posted in: News 1

A gift this Christmas offered me a wonderful quote from the French painter Vuillard: “Who speaks of art speaks of poetry. There is no art without a poetic aim. Theres is a species of emotion particular to painting. There is an effect that results from a certain arrangement of colours, of lights, of shadows. It […]

Solstice : My Week in View
18th Dec 2013 Posted in: News 0

  The year comes to an end soon and in the northern hemisphere the Winter Solstice is approaching. From pre-historic times this turning of the year has been celebrated and worshipped in many ways. In ancient history the early Romans used it for their Bacchanalian revels of the Saturnalia and Sol Invictus (the undefeated sun […]

Soul Man :   My Week in View
11th Dec 2013 Posted in: News 0

In this week of my birthday I have been enjoying music and art in equal measure, they both get to the heart of our emotional language of truth, those unspoken emotions that express our innermost feelings and thoughts. Inspiration for my Dance Drawings and Paintings always springs from both the Dancer and the Music, indeed music […]

Plus Ca Change : My week in view
5th Dec 2013 Posted in: News 2

Cork street is under threat from developers, in a long running fight to save this bastion of British art, it is now coming to terms with change.  In many ways London has had a stable designate art area for longer than New York, which has seen many shifts from Soho to Chelsea and beyond. There […]

Joie de Vivre , My Week in View
29th Nov 2013 Posted in: News 0

More galleries open every week in London, which must now rival any city in the world for the variety of shows on offer. It is always exciting to turn a corner and find a new art space awaiting. The art scene in London is in some respects so diverse now that it can only be […]

Le Sacre
22nd Nov 2013 Posted in: Dance Paintings, News 1

My Week in View: A great show at Christies in Mayfair of British Pop Art, where the 1960’s spring to life with early Hockney’s and Blake’s looking fresh as paint, along with the other stars like Allen Jones who still shine brightly and some who have now faded from view. The Britten centenary has unearthed all […]