Wed
4
Apr
2018

PROGRESSION

Not everything you see  …..

 

 

 

… is what you might think it is ….

 

 

From my point of view, nothing is as simple as it appears … apart from the complicated of course.

Mon
19
Mar
2018

SOFA SO GOOD

This is where the magic happens … (and in the shed of course).

 

2018 has taken a surprising turn. I haven’t done a shed load of paintings for a very long time and I have never done ‘proper’ paintings using acrylic paint before.

Some of these will be available to see (and purchase) at Fairfest, the biennial Fairlight Music and Arts Festival on Sunday 29th July. The way things are going there might be more.

If you have any control over the weather please supply sunshine on this day and I wouldn’t be adverse to better weather now so that my shed is a tad warmer and dryer. Thank you.

Fri
23
Feb
2018

PAINTING. Really!!!?!

I needed an old-school type painting as part of my next exhibition of exciting and innovative sculptures so decided I’d better do it myself.

 

 

He turned out ok.

I found another off-cut I could use so then did a painting I’ve been thinking about for ages. It was grown from a cutting and lives in the bedroom.

 

I wasn’t busy so there was another thing that I had been thinking about recording.

 

Le Jongleur has lived with us for many a long day.

 

I then stumbled across a couple of images that I liked on the interweave and threw them together to daub this …

 

… and then, last week, I painted this …

 

… which I quite like.

The odd thing is that I don’t really enjoy painting. In fact I haven’t painted a ‘proper’ painting for over 30 years.

The trek to the cold and damp shed is now very muddy and I have no idea what I’m doing … or why. Ho hum I suppose. Ours is not to reason why, Ours is just to do and *sigh*.

Sat
4
Nov
2017

THE CURATOR’S EGG

 

The new exhibition at A Galeria Secreta is, in the main, excellent.

 


If people knew where it was, they would flock. As it is, views are very private.

If you want a private view bring your own wine and glasses … oh and some cheese, I like cheese.

Contact me for details.

Wed
20
Sep
2017

THINKING AHEAD … again

 

I was talking to the voices in my head and one of them came up with a brilliant idea … merchandising for my next exhibition to help with costs! Consequently I’ve gone into intense production.

 

 

There will be two products for sale, both in limited edition runs and all individually monogrammed.
Minimum spend £10. Maximum £100,000.

Above is a furtive glance of one. The other will be in production soon.

Disclaimer – URMugs Ltd is a fictitious company. One product may contain baked beans. The other nothing but air.

Thu
31
Aug
2017

TIME FOR A BREAK

 


Ok, I’m pretty sure I’m organised for Coastal Currents Open Studios 2017. It starts the day after tomorrow!

Details can be found by clicking *here* – studio 69 on page 94.

I’m a tad loose endish now.

I know, I’m fascinated by numbers, let’s have a little Google.

94 then …

 

… oh, it just seems to be a number. Not that interesting.

Ok, let’s see what 69 reveals.

 

OH!!! *gulp* Blinking heck!!!!!! CRIKEY!!!!!!!!

 

.

 

 

 

 

Ok, move along there. Nothing to see here. *clears history, unplugs computer, makes a calming cup of tea and has a little lie down*.

Thu
24
Aug
2017

THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM

A small intermission before Coastal Currents Open Studios 2017 kicks into action in just over a week. The East of Hastings section will be of particular interest.

 

This is Sean Sheep, one of the many voices in my head. Sit back and relax.

Fri
18
Aug
2017

42

 

I’ve made the labels for Coastal Currents Open Studios
2017 which opens in just over two weeks!

*small panic*

                                      

There are exactly 42 which everyone knows is the
“Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything”.
I see this as a sign from the signs, which is the most powerful and meaningful sign that I’ve ever received from the voices in my head. I therefore have no hesitation in demanding that people attend, however busy their schedules.
This isn’t for my sake but yours.
‘I have no choice’ as Ross Poldark very wisely said.

 

Fri
11
Aug
2017

THREE WEEKS TO GO!!!

 

There will be high art …

 

and some at table height …

 

and some at ground level.

 

 


The extensive grounds and outbuildings of the Cliff Top Residence will be open to the public between the hours of 2pm – 6pm on 2/3 & 9/10 of September 2017.

Full details can be found if you follow this link – *THIS LINK* – Studio 69 on page 94

Must disappear now as it’s Vanishing Day.

(What did you say? Oh. It’s Varnishing Day. Whatever, I’m off anyway)

 

Mon
31
Jul
2017

A PRACTICAL GUIDE …

 

… that will help you enjoy the Open Studios at this year’s Coastal Currents Arts Festival.

 

 

I know many of you will be concerned about how tall the artists will be who are exhibiting their work this year. The following practical hints might be of help when visiting their studios.

1. If they are taller than you ask them, politely, to sit down.
2. If they are shorter than you, be prepared to squat.
3. To really allay your concerns take a small stepladder and a pouffe on your travels so that any situation can be dealt with smoothly and discreetly.
If you need any other advice please contact Sweet and Dandy and speak to Tina Morris (if you can get a word in edgewise).

(I’m of average height BTW)