Category Archives: Exhibitions

How to go about exhibiting as an artist plus reviews and news of forthcoming exhibitions.

Going direct

(In art…as in many spheres of activity; very topical, this one!) the pressing ‘need’ to make money has overtaken logic at many stages of the game, which is what happens when we place money at the centre of everything by deciding its what makes the world go round. Maybe we need to choose a different axle for our wheel… Continue reading

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A walk in the park: healing the deepest wound of all

So, we chose our own life…but, if so, why would we choose yet another lifetime with the same old trauma “in it” that we’ve been through before, knowing that we are going to experience it all over again? In my opinion, certainly in my case, in order to heal it…to make this the grand finale, the one lifetime where I drew together all of the themes, the layers of understanding, the old gender-based and cultural wounds, the defunct historical context of what we have more recently been through, the fullest recollection of the “lost” aspect of the divine feminine that I could muster across all my multi-lifetime experiences and then a clear understanding of how to resuscitate her as a living reality in this newly awakening world. I chose this life so I could add all of these ingredients into one huge melting pot of experience…and to heal it all by seeing and acknowledging it all and, yes at some level, forgiving it all ready to move on. I did it in order to say at the end of it “I believe we can do better than that, we can work together to create something far different for our world now” – and so we can. Continue reading

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Losing my mojo

We all have moments when we lose our mojo, our sense of knowing why we do what we do, our reason for getting up and getting on with things in the morning or working towards certain goals. When we suddenly … Continue reading

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Two exhibitions: a day of unlikely marriages

This week, I visited two art exhibitions in Oxford that have been in my diary for a long time. At the first, I was greeting on entry by the immense William Morris tapestry “The Attainment” with its depiction of the … Continue reading

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Of peacocks and dragons…

(..and of suns and moons, of archangels with swords and little silver fish); bizarre as it sounds, these things make up the main substance of the story of my week. As though intent on taking me on a journey that … Continue reading

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Living art

On Friday, my daughter and I set off on a day trip to Cambridge – or should I say pilgrimage since this is about a five-hour round trip from where we live – to visit a place called Kettle’s Yard … Continue reading

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The making of an artist

For some time now, I’ve had a half-formed post just hovering there without the words having arrived… All I had to build it on were some photos from the galleries taken on my recent visit to Nottingham Castle Museum in … Continue reading

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Gem-like rooms full of colour and light: in celebration of a gallery

  My favourite gallery in Paris, bar none, is the Musée D’Orsay so stepping in there is like being a child let loose in a sweet shop for me; and never likely to be a swift visit either as I … Continue reading

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Life is full of openings…and other wondrous stories

Something happened this weekend that took the lid off a box of stories I hardly knew I was harbouring; quite a bounty, as it happens, and with some distinct themes running through them all. The reason that they surfaced and … Continue reading

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The dance of dark and light

A recurrent theme of my paintings (for a couple of years now) has been light coming through windows and what started as an aesthetic fixation gradually revealed itself to be the very way that I was exploring this theme in … Continue reading

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