Category Archives: art

Official Report from Fairlight Cove – Open Studios 2019

    Tina Morris, director of Coastal Currents Arts Festival, strode into my garden like a super model accompanied by Alexander Brattell, anarchic photographer and all round good egg. I noticed that Tina was wearing high heels. My lawn needed aerating so while Alex dashed around clicking, I cunningly showed Tina points of interest in […]

OPEN STUDIOS 2019 – REVIEW

  I made the cover of Vague – the pullout supplement from the Hastings Absurder. Below is the article itself.          ‘If you can only find time to visit one open studio during the Coastal Currents hunting season, avoid Daddy Papersurfer’s Shed like the plague. I made the mistake of visiting last […]

OPEN STUDIO 2019 – HURRAH!

I have never put on a show of paintings in my life … and I’m VERY old now. The shed extension has been built in time and everything is organised … just about. The dates are the weekends of August 31st/September 1st and the 7/8th of September – open 11am until 6pm. Click on the […]

NOT EVERYONE LIKES MY WORK

It came as a shock to me that not everyone likes my work. My oldest companion, Grumpy Ted, viewed my painting, mooned it and then broke wind. Rude.

HERE WE GO AGAIN

With due regard to all those who suffer for their art I’m finding this painting malarky a piece of piss.   I haven’t done any ‘real’ paintings for over 50 years but having discovered acrylic paints and a source of free MDF (medium density fibreboard) I’m on a roll. ‘Pansy’s Swan Song’ acrylic … nooooo … […]

INTERVIEW WITH CHANNEL 5 ART’S CORRESPONDENT 

  “What inspires you Daddy Papersurfer?” “Anything.” “Anything?” “Yes. Anything in real life, printed, on social media, anything that you can smell or touch or listen to – anything.” “Anything you can smell!!!?!” “Indeed although I’d rather keep those sources to myself.” “Thank you for that. Anyway, tell me about this painting.” “Well, it all […]

ANOTHER …

… of my own things.     ‘April’ – the month when nature winds itself up. Acrylic on MDF.

I’M THINKING …

… just do my own thing.     ‘As Stately as a Gastropod’ acrylic on MDF in bespoke frame.

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.

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 […]