The HOMECOMING | acrylic on paper 51 x 40.5cm (20 x 16″) | January 2018 I worked the texture on this painting over two years ago, and then had no idea what I wanted to do next… it happens. Finally finished it today. Happy New Year!
On the heels of The Other Art Fair London, I had the opportunity to visit Paris for pleasure rather than work for the first time in over 25 years – I made a B-line for Musée Picasso… I try to pay attention to why certain pieces attract my attention, in general I preferred the understated and the unusual – these were my favourite Picasso works on show… I love the simple, raw quality of this painting, the oxblood background painted […]
5 ABSTRACT ARTISTS at The Other Art Fair London October 2017, thoughts on why these are my personal favourite artists at this year’s London art fair… ANTOINE PUISAIS “the act of painting is always a sweet war between what you show and what you hide… I am interested in what resists.” Puisais engages with the aesthetics of the ruin, like many creatives he discovers and exposes the sublime in degradation. His works are large and highly polished, there is balance and a […]
…recently exhibited at The Other Art Fair London October 2017 Exhibiting in the chaotic and vibrant Shoreditch, London… What to say? There were positives and negatives to exhibiting this time around. On the up side, I met some extraordinary people, artists and visitors alike, including the wonderful Basil Beattie RA (thank you John Clare!), musing on the philosophy of art, as you do. I had some stand up arguments, notably with a fellow slav (you know who you are, wink) on the […]
…recently exhibited at The Other Art Fair London October 2017 RIVER VIOLIN ink no.38 | Indian ink on paper 24 x 32cm (9.5 x 12.5″) | 2013 [SOLD] I painted this over four years ago, yet there are parallels with the new works. Time passes so quickly, I rarely stop to consider progression …I still love this piece •
…recently exhibited at The Other Art Fair London October 2017 STAR ATLAS I | painting | acrylic, oil pastel on linen canvas 24 x 19cm (9.5 x 7.5″) | September 2017 STAR ATLAS II | painting | acrylic, oil pastel on linen canvas 24 x 19cm (9.5 x 7.5″) | September 2017 for all the mad scientists & chalk boards… •