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Day #31

  (Joseph) My memento mori for the trip – recorded out of the window late last night at high tide. I’ve applied a lo-cut filter to minimise the sound of the nearby harbour boats and the constant generator hum that comes from them. Goodbye Shetland […]

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Day #30

(Joseph) Almost done and definitely half a mind (most of the time) on going home now… It felt like the Open Studio was the last proper day of the residency. Today was taken up with admin at the booth, followed […]

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Day #29

(Joseph) A day off… A chance to explore and be tourists for a day – with the mics ever present, recording as we go… First stop, the Horse Fair at Cunningsburgh, on the same site as the recent agricultural fair. […]

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Day #27

(Joseph) Only 3 more days to go until we leave the Shetland Isles for now and time has literally flown… We spent the morning clearing out the downstairs painting studio (which we have never used) in preparation for our Open […]

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Day #26

After an uneventful day working away in the booth whilst the rain continued to pour down outside, the skies finally cleared for a while and we headed outside. I didn’t have a particular plan in mind, but I thought it […]

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Timber Mirror Walk

Timber Mirror Walk 2013, plywood, acrylic mirror and hand printed felt. Timber Mirrors were carried from the gallery to a heritage site called the Cliffs of Moher. I chose this site because it acted as a backdrop of everything and nothing. The […]

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Re-visualising the landscape & changing urban perceptions

“Landscape is a medium of exchange between the human and the natural, the self and the other. As such, it is like money: good for nothing in itself, but expressive of a potentially limitless reserve of value.” Excerpt from ‘Landscape […]

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Preview Photos from ‘A Question of Landscape’ Show

Last Friday’s preview was a mix of great company alongside a compelling display of ‘New Generation Landscape Art’ allowing viewers to explore the complexities of interpreting landscape and the world we live in. My new solo show ‘A Question of […]

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Themes Running Through My Recent Work

I make paintings that reference pictorial qualities associated with landscapes and sometimes portraits, but with no conscious intension to do so. They all seem like simplified versions of something else, or partially covered versions. I’m interested in surface tension, build […]

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Folding

Charcoal, Emulsion and Watercolour on Canvas 59 x 90 x 4.5 March 2015   The title refers to a variety of meanings. In one sense it refers to the notion of covering up, hiding or closing something. I also like […]

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Small tracks

The Motte and Bailey Castle, Castle Hill, Nether Stowey dates back to 12th century and disappeared around the 16th century. Used mostly today for dog walkers and ramblers to walk around and scramble over. Sheep sometime graze there. There are […]

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Walks and Tracks

Images and observations whilst walking in the countryside.

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A Fold in the River

A book of poetry and image, by myself and poet Philip Gross. The result of 2 years immersion in the landscape walking the rivers Taff and Frome, which produced a subtle and provocative book, questioning ways of seeing and collaboration.

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