‘Zen and the art of Carelessness’

There’s nothing worse than a 'Needy' painting. When you’re just trying too hard and nothing seems to work. Everything is self-conscious, careful and precious. You get bogged down in detail, you get desperate and cling to the bits that you think are ‘good'. I have to...

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A Windy ‘Welliewalk’

Sunday, saw Storm Freya blow through. And I must admit I was kind of looking forward to the ‘Event’. I love a good storm, and a good storm had been promised by the Met Office and other various forecasters. It’s said that J. M. W. Turner once lashed himself to the mast...

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Impressions of the “Fab Four”

There's a saying about the Beatles that goes, "Lennon was the 'Soul', Harrison was the 'Spirit', Paul was the 'Heart' and Ringo was the 'Drummer'! There's also an 'apocryphal' interview where, when the four of them were asked if Ringo Star was one of the best drummers...

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John Constable

Just saying the name, John Constable, evokes such powerful boyhood memories and nostalgic feelings for the countryside in me. When I was young we had one of those faded prints of ‘The Haywain’ in our living room. Dad always loved Constables skies. And so I grew up...

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‘The St Nicholas Sparrows’

‘St Nicholas Sparrows’ by Warren S. Heaton.  “Are not two Sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Fathers care. And even the hairs on your head are all numbered. So do not be afraid you are worth many sparrows.” Matthew...

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My New Blog

  Happy New Year I have started a Blog! I'm new to all this, and don't know really what I'm going to be talking about. I will try to keep you up-to-date with all my latest news, what i'm painting, who and what my inspirations and aspirations are right now. I'll...

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