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Chemo treatment starts again

I’ve restarted chemo treatment after it being suspended due to covid-19 restrictions (which I have to say the consultant was very fuzzy about), so here is the first drawing of series 2, 12 May 2020. There was another patient also […]

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More lino printing

Just some pics of my lino prints using oil-based inks on Chinese book pages (I won the books as a prize ages ago when studying Chinese at Cambridge). For the red images I tried black over red then red over […]

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inspired by Picasso

      A page from Picasso’s sketchbook Can’t believe I haven’t blogged since Nov. 2019 !!! Been rather busy I suppose. But had to report on the visit to The RA. I was persuaded by my daughter to go […]

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Boo

So I didn’t get the DYCP grant as other applications were preferred. The silver lining is that I am not under pressure to deliver a project … although the work I wanted to do for the project is work I […]

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Two trees

This time it was Greg’s turn to “pick a tree” and he wanted to explore the relationship between trees growing near each other. The weather was terrible but we braved the rain and incorporated it into the work, though did […]

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Re-working old work

I have been going through some of my mono prints and realise that they are not quite enough on their own, so I have been working over them, which I also realise is what a lot of printmakers do… While […]

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Playing the field

Following on from my large paper collages combined with paint, I have moved on for a bit to working on small archival pieces of paper. I was given a small bundle of these a few years ago when I did […]

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Staying in

Wet and windy outside so staying in and working in pen and acrylic markers, using roughly printed shapes on Chinese calligraphy paper with some of the ready-made lines picked out  and then an all-over drawing of leaf shapes in white […]

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What kind of artist?

At an event recently I was asked if I was making work about my experience of bowel cancer “or was I not that kind of artist”? I mumbled something very vague and said whatever I was going through would probably […]

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Decorative turn?

Well, stuck at home mainly, avoiding infection with treatment delayed for a bit due to low white blood cell count, I have carried on working with traces: marks made while working on another piece. So one piece literally generates the […]

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Helmets and leaf shapes

I’ve just done this small collage/drawing made from scraps from some cutting out of leaf shapes and the shape of a Greek/Cretan bronze helmet. I put it together because of the shapes but was thinking for a while what it suggests […]

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architectural plaiting

the last term on our course covered plaiting, none of us had realised just how much you can hate cutting up strips of bockingford paper into straight 1.5cm lengths but that is exactly how we started, so it could only […]

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