Author Archives: daddyp

REPORT ON LAST SATURDAY’S PREVIEW

It all went jolly well and I’m looking forward to throwing open my side gate again next weekend and the weekend after as part of Coastal Currents Arts Festival 2015. Full details available here.

Overheard last weekend -

“Distressing.”

“Why?”

“Apart from all that, the biscuits were delicious .”

“Oh that reminds me, we need to buy some Vaseline.”

Right, I’ve [...]

THE DIE IS CAST

My work is done. Everything is in place for my Open Studio exhibition ‘Thru the Keyhole’ and I’m ready to throw open the side gate. The responsibility is now firmly in the eyes and minds of any visitors. I shall, of course, be there to make cups of tea and coffee and hand round the [...]

THE SOLUTION TO FRETTING

I have come up with a brilliant and effective solution to stop  people worrying about all those silly, unimportant things.

On a particularly fretful day last week, I decided to run around the carpark outside Morrisons the supermarket, wearing nothing more than a smile and a hat. It was very freeing but the worries about my [...]

REVVING UP …

… to a climax

Coastal Currents Open Studios 2015 starts in 4 weeks. I’m doing a pre-Open Studios press party in 2 weeks.

The local art critic, Percy the pigeon, has just left his comment … and fertilised the garden.

It’s an ill wind.

What larks Pip.

IT WON’T BE LONG NOW

The Coastal Currents Arts Festival 2015 will be kicking off shortly. The brochure is very shiny and very exciting. Hastings and it’s environs will be awash with all things arty. Click HERE to download the brochure.

In the meantime the key to my personal success will rely heavily on trying to expand my taste away from [...]

OPEN STUDIOS 2015

Later this year, September I believe, I’ll be throwing open my side passage so that peeps can gawp at my doings and wonder.

A typical conversation from the last time I participated in this annual vibrant Coastal Currents cultural event ran along these lines.

“Why do you bother?”

“Everest.”

“The double glazing company?”

“No, the mountain.”

“Oh, of course. ‘Because it’s [...]

MANY YEARS AGO …

… back in the 1970’s’ I was shown around Bridget Riley’s house/studio/factory.

As I was leaving I noticed a couple of works by the front door ready for shipping. They were wrapped in striped flannelette sheets.

Foolishly I joked “Don’t forget to wrap those paintings, they need protecting.”

She threw me out and never spoke to me again.

I [...]

AN INTERESTING CHAP

What a great programme this was.

Mr Perry is a very clever, simply complicated performer and artist. To be able to actually write the script for large swathes of your life is a well deserved privilege. His Dream House is like a film made plastic. Wonderful.

However I’m not fooled by his stage presence of fun and [...]

SPRING SPRUNGING

We followed an old carting trail through the bluebelly woods where bushels were sent to the weavers of merkins to be be woved in days of yore.

We planned an adventure trail where stumps and logs and roots of outstanding natural naturalness would fascinate and empty wallets.

We avoided mud, got rounded up by a conscientious sheep [...]

HONESTY

Everyone is racist. “Belgium is good for producing delicious chocolates”. I bet there are some rubbish chocolatiers over there. “The Scottish are all very careful with their money”. Loads must get fooled by con artists.
Everyone is sexist. “Men cannot use washing machines, load dishwashers properly or speak about their feelings”. I feel that my washing [...]