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snowy saturday

hello hello.  feels good today as i’ve reached out to a local project to get involved.  i’ve been brave and spoken about my evolving practice – i’m currently investigating if indeed i practice in a transdisciplinary way.  i’ve linked this […]

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more notes for the bio and statement

its saturday morning, bright sulight streams through the dining room window.  in the distance i can see trees and willow proudly motionless in the sun.  i glance at the lit stove, it’s light sending heat into the living room.  my […]

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notes for updating my bio and statement

in amongst all that’s currently going on,  i’m sitting with a feeling of needing to update how i think and communicate about my practice.  looking at my a-n  bio it feels a little outdated now. writing about myself doesn’t come […]

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and we’re off

so here we are, 2021.  the blog theme for the year is around how i’m going to hold my nerve as we exit the pandemic.  in the weeks running up to 2021 beginning, the whole pandemic affecting me and my […]

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honestly

  this is oliver.  over lockdown i’ve photographed him so i have images to send to a friend via whatsapp.  the images act as a catalyst to get in touch.   this is graham.  since march lockdown he’s streamed a […]

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notes for an update to “about me”

sitting with an unsettled feeling following a recent interview i return to this space to collect and reflect about recent times.  there’s been a workshop/discussion around compassion and family in isolation and all that comes with that. the interview was […]

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Why Roadworks Gave Me a Change of Direction

One drenched, gloomy morning a few weeks ago, we found ourselves on a rural-lane-detour around major roadworks en-route to the studio. As I sat in the passenger seat, snapping photos from the window on my phone (a favourite way of […]

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Shortlisted For The New Light Art Prize Exhibition 2020/21

Over the last few months, I’ve been—very speculatively—entering my paintings into a few prize exhibitions and competitions. There are literally hundreds to choose from—just in the UK—and they cover just about any medium, style of work, and career stage you […]

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Testing times …

Having now completed a ’test piece’ inspired by heraldic flags, family crests, and military standards, produced in careful and diligent applique I wonder if I am not on the wrong track.   It is the technique(s) rather than the references […]

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reflecting upon progress

the process of reflection is always easier – for me – at a point in time where there’s a groundswell of good feeling about what it is i’m working on. sitting now with coffee, breaking sunshine outside and the tippy […]

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… but seriously

In the opening paragraph of a piece on Swedish artist Maj Bring (1880 – 1971), Johanna Uddèn refers to Bring’s frustration at women artists not being taken seriously. My mind wandered and wondered if I am taken seriously as an […]

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challenges

the year ahead will have many challenges – known and unknown and this morning standing in the garden just after 9am i felt at one with the knowledge of the main challenges i’ll face this year. already solved – the […]

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twelve in twenty

keeping an annual blog has become a thing for me now. this year i’m interested in what the twelve in twenty might be.

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rock and roll star

all around me is tranquilty and piece, the dog snoozing, the lights on the chrsitmas tree gracefully pulse and in my ears liam gallagher sings his hear out being a rock and roll star. watching the documentary Liam Gallagher: As It […]

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what can i tell you

once upon a time there was a boy, he lived in a house with a dog and a cat. one day the dog came home and announced she was running away to the circus. the cat at this news was […]

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preparing for the apex

last week was full of cold – me – i was full of cold.  wednesday the worst day, still getting better now. feeling so more excited and charged than this time last week.  on friday i’m going to harlem artspace […]

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test 1, 2

over the course of my a-n blogging residency – (playing with words here) i’ve repeatedly returned to the internal notion i struggle to shake off = that i’m a fake artist. it’s not now this clear cut, i do have […]

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white washing the canvas

the metaphoric white wash has been applied to the metaphoric canvas – the time has been reached where the research i’ve done is trimmed and backed up to create a space in which the work can continue. all of the […]

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still the work continues

the weather got the better of us yesterday – the latest co pro meeting cancelled as the weather closed in on derby and derbyshire.  a week ago the derwent was so high the ground floor of the mill became victim […]

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