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Altered postcards

One of the things I’ve been doing during lockdown is reworking old pieces and using material I already have. Hence some altered postcards – posting a few here. More on my website which has never been so up to date.

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Blurring reality and the perception of scale

Continuing the exhibition of Susan Plover’s ‘A Feast for Your Eyes’ and taking some candid shots of the goings on in the gallery space. The Instagram account reached 50 followers on the same night as formation dancing practice in the […]

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Sticky domestic weight

I have no clear understanding where I stop and my children begin, this is mirrored Through object in that I am the house, the kitchen, the bath, the dogs, the bitty Lego carpet and my un made bed.

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Finding spaces in the jungle of my home

Lizzie sent me 4 of her artworks. One is the amazing lady with musical hair. Two are A4 or close and can be mounted on a wall. The last is a amoeba shape cut out of folded newspaper. This last […]

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A tiny artistic oasis in the household mess

The stairs in my house go across and through the middle of the house. That makes a thin tall area where I have shelves for books and beautiful things. It gets messy. I’m not good at putting things away. This […]

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Bird and wind drawings 5th June

A breezy and cool day. The birds were feeding the babies so made a lot of movement going back and forth to the feeder. The day drawing shows this with the layers of ink laid down by tiny movements. Night […]

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Painting In The Time Of Lockdown

This week on the blog, I calm down and get reflective after a month or two of slightly frenzied painting output.
And actually get around to writing on my blog.
I know. It’s been a while.

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Coronavirus Postcards

I don’t know if this was a good use of time/paint. The plan is to send hand-painted postcards to everyone I can’t see but would have done, or would have intended to, if it wasn’t for coronavirus. I’ve made sure […]

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Distant mourning – sending a prayer out to sea

Like a good autistic I’ve been in hyper-focus. Lockdown has brought a surprising clarity to my work. It’s as though my practice was made for this moment. It sounds like a strange thing to say, and it is. Other autistics […]

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they took the farm – an old, short poem.

I got told to “eat the world”. I’d planned to go to Glasgow, or was it Mexico? or praps I’ll just stay home. Drowning in lungs, like little pockets of pacific. City folks come down here wearing country clothes. I’ve […]

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Weird misplacement

In preparation for Attempt 2 of Questing for Forest Cove, I went down to Landcove beach, from where I will be able to access Forest Cove at low tide. I hadn’t checked the tide times and so it was inaccessible […]

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Attempt 1- Questing for Forest Cove.

Image: Vulpes vulpes. iPhone6 + binoculars The Project: I intend to access a beach that has no official access. Questing for Forest Cove. Attempt 1 As I emerged from the bluebell wood a cock pheasant flew loudly out from cover. […]

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Encounters – attempt 1

Highlights. -Common Cock Pheasant. Phasianus colchicus. -Red Fox. Vulpes Vulpes. -Doe. Female Roe Deer. Capreolus capreolus. -Red-tailed bumblebee. Bombus lapidaries. -Herring Gull. Larus argentatus. -Thrift/Sea Pinks. Armeria maritima -Stag. Male Roe Deer. Capreolus capreolus. -Bluebell. Hyacinthoides non-scripta. Image: Bombus lapidarius. FSC […]

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