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All in the best possible taste!

I’ve just read a very interesting article in the New York Times by Michael Pollan called Weeds Are Us. In a way, it develops the point I was making last week about having empathy for non-human species – namely, weeds. […]

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How do we live without each other?

Here in the UK, we are enduring the second week of self-isolation (aka lockdown). I struggle with anxiety and depression even in normal life and this pandemic has just made it so much worse. I really miss my freedom of […]

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Water saves lives

In this time of the coronavirus crisis, we’re being asked to regularly wash our hands to curb infection. If people are anything like me, this will increase our water usage just when we’re meant to be preserving it to save […]

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And now, in a break to our usual programming…

It is entirely impossible for me to ignore the coronavirus crisis this week… As I type, I’m self-isolating, as advised by the UK government, due to having flu symptoms. I don’t know what it was but it passed on Sunday […]

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Stepping stones

Last week I began to follow the eco trail of my Winsor & Newton watercolours. As I don’t wish to single Winsor & Newton out, this week I’ve decided to follow the eco trail of my Royal & Langnickel brushes […]

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Setting Off Along The Eco Trail

In last week’s blog, I wrote about becoming more atune to the ecology I’m part of. This inspired me to look closer at the eco trail of my art supplies. My watercolour paints are supplied my Winsor & Newton. Their […]

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There’s A Snail In My Rainwater Bucket

As I’ve previously mentioned, I’m collecting rainwater in a bucket to use for my painting and, to stop the wind blowing the bucket away, I’ve placed a brick in it. Well, this weekend, I was surprised to find a snail […]

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Saving the planet on the cheap

Talking about walking last week reminded me that being environmentally friendly often saves me money. So why pay for a bus ticket when I can walk? Or pay for tap water when I can collect rainwater? Or buy paint when […]

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Good Artists Walk

Last week, I came to the conclusion that no matter what I do, I’ll end up hurting someone. This left me feeling stuck; I felt I had to do something but I also felt I could do nothing that helped. […]

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How To Be A Happy Egotist?

Following on from last week when I was beginning to appreciate how precious rainwater is, it dawned on me that all my materials are precious – I can’t just carry on consuming as though it has no consequences. Creating art […]

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Water Insecurities

As someone who struggles with anxiety, and the mood dips that go with, the climate crisis affects my mental health – and, therefore, my wellbeing – greatly. I have some really dark thoughts that leave me feeling powerless. However, in […]

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VOID VOID VOID VOID

3 void train tickets I’ve been carrying around in my diary for about 8 years. VOID VOID VOID VOID If you repeat any word long enough it becomes a non-word A sound A w-o-r-d Noun: A single distinct meaningful element […]

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Event Talk

WAM Night

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  • Venue:
    Workers Gallery
  • Date:
    February 01, 2018 at 07:00 PM
  • Location:
    Wales
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Review

Artist – Philosopher

Perhaps I’m unusual as a visual artist but when I visit exhibitions I crave words; and usually I’m frustrated by their absence.

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Book

As well as the video, performance – photographs. I want to make a book full with the photographs of the journey and areas implying some of the questions that were asked, and answered by local people in Stoke, some of […]

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can I do it?

Everything all at once.  I have realised I am not very good at introducing my work (currently reading ‘The Art Rules’ by Paul Klein).  One of my aims this year is to get my work into at least 6 shows/venues […]

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