Category Archives: Light

Light filled

A year ago,  I painted a tree that had just come into blossom, on the corner by the hidden lake in the forest where I often walk. In fact, I painted it twice; the resultant paintings being called ‘Rebirth’ and … Continue reading

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…and then the sun burst through

For several years, I lived in an old Victorian house with a buddleia tree in the front garden. It grew thick and very tall, right up beyond the height of the bedroom above, and its leaves were darkest green but … 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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When time stood still in Provence…

We knew we were in France again as soon as we started seeing the electricity pylons that look like giant cats with whiskers. The second clue was the distinctive jingle that always plays (loudly) out of the French railway station … Continue reading

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Towering poppies

Having just made the long-planned trip to see Paul Cummins ceramic poppy installation at the Tower of London, my challenge is now to adequately describe how overwhelming the experience was (and in ways I couldn’t have anticipated in my previous … Continue reading

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Out of the flames, into the light

This week, a chance encounter with a very familiar piece of music led me to what feels like the final conclusion of a long-running sub-plot of my life; a subconscious sticking-point that has under-layered the whole of my ‘life as … Continue reading

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Cycling to Giverny

It’s already August and we are well into holiday season, which inevitably turns thoughts to other years, other holidays…not least when the inspiration they provided is only now turning into the fruit of another year’s paintings. Having very recently completed … Continue reading

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The opportunist photographer

Many of my very best photos and most successful paintings of all have arisen out of completely opportunist moments – the ones that birth out of the fact that you are aware enough, and living in the moment enough, to … Continue reading

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Picturing synergy

Presenting my two latest works of art as they head off to the gallery in time for an exhibition opening at Gallery Fifty Five this weekend. I’ve talked before about the theme of “blossoming” that seems to have permeated my world … Continue reading

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