Coastal Sketchbook

I haven't done any painting for months so it's about time I started thinking of my next project. I want to make a series of abstract coastal paintings that will express my love and sense of connection to the beaches of Worthing, and I've made a start with ideas in a sketchbook with  drawing, painting... Continue Reading →

Views of Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales: a quaint, old-fashioned seaside town with a rugged, rocky shoreline, an ugly little pier, ancient castle ruins and a funicular railway with a Victorian camera obscura at the top.

Tide Sculptures

These mass-produced utilitarian timber groynes on the beach at Worthing were constructed to defend the coast from the forces of the sea. It takes about 20 years of erosion by weather and water for the timber to be transformed into a variety of beautiful sculptural forms. Sadly, the weathering doesn't stop, and sooner or later,... Continue Reading →

Views of Mid Wales

There are just a handful of houses in the picturesque hamlet of Talywern, plus a chapel and a telephone box; down the road is the even smaller hamlet of Melinbyrhedyn. A few miles away is the market town of Machynlleth; to the north is the ruined Castell y Bere; and to the west is Aberdyfi.... Continue Reading →

Going with the Flow

This is an exhibition about notions of flow: the mental state of total engagement; the movement of the sea and the sky; and the passage of time. It’s a brilliant theme that brings together a variety of work by the Saltgrass Artists – a group of six Sussex-based artists who recently graduated after years of... Continue Reading →

Business & Romance

I managed to catch Bloomsbury Art & Design at the Courtauld Gallery before it finished last week, and must admit that I was a bit disappointed. The Courtauld holds one of the most extensive collections of works by artists from the Bloomsbury Group, many of which were bequeathed by the art critic Roger Fry to the... Continue Reading →

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