Author Archives: daddyp

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

COASTAL CURRENTS ARTS FESTIVAL 2017

  Once again it’s open studio season in the Hastings area when people are allowed to shoot artists.     When you’ve taken your pictures you will have the opportunity to watch the artists in their natural environment. Watch some flinging materials around like spoilt children and others who are more precise carefully balancing ‘stuff’ that […]

A SNIPPET OF MY DAY

  As you can see I’ve been cutting the hedges at the Cliff Top Residence. This is real altfact photo of the garden. I decided to have a shower afterwards as I was covered in clippings. “Oh, how did that get there?” and “And there!?! It’s not possible.” and “Nobody will believe that.” Finally I […]

IMMORTALITY

I suspect that many artists hope for immortality. They produce their stuff and guard and cherish and record in photographic form and use materials that will outlive them in the vain hope that what they have made will be appreciated, loved and admired forever. Most will be disappointed but they won’t know it because they’re […]

DOUGHNUTS CAN BE GOOD FOR YOU

  Right, listen up. Eating too many doughnuts is way bad for you. ‘Ickle and not often thank you very much. However, ‘Doughnut Economics’ as explained by Kate Raworth (link to ‘er blog – HERE), looks as though it might be well good for you. I’ve drawn my interpretation of this theory and expanded it […]

PRACTICAL ADVICE

. The reason for this photograph is not to show you my studio in Portugal but to give you some practical advice. . . There are two vital pieces of equipment showing that every aspiring artist needs. I cannot over-emphasis how important they are. (Pause whilst the avid viewer carefully studies the photograph using well […]

MOVING WITH THE TIMES

Work continues apace at A Galeria Secreta in Portugal. .   It was felt that the classic ‘4 Weddings and a Funeral’ needed updating to reference progression in recognisable official relationships. Here you can quite clearly see that I’m getting very near to the edge – the cutting edge – of social and artistic excellence. […]

THE SHORT TEMPERED MAN OF FAIRLIGHT

  Although Grumpy has been created in Portugal he will have a significant role to play later in the year at the Cliff Top Residence during Coastal Currents Open Studios 2017. . He appears to be on his soap-box once again, well, perched at the base of a yucca plant actually. I couldn’t quite work out […]