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Legacy. Collage of ink on paper, Japanese printed paper, photocopies of drawings, acrylic paint on paper. 2017

July 2017   at the Espacio Gallery in Shoreditch to show 5 new collages. They explore the themes of the Mediterranean Sea, Migrants, and Those lost at Sea. The  collage include drawings, photocopies of my paintings in colour and black and white and painting on paper. There is also the innovation for me of including biographical images of my family’s connection to sea faring. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2017 : My new Landscape Paintings and Photographs showed  at the Ply Gallery, Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre, London N8 on Thursday May 11th until May 16th 

The Yellow Canyon. Canyon Series . Studio Fabricated Acrylics on Canvas. 2017

Following on from the success of the Now Project Exhibition at the Ply Gallery in the autumn of last year, I have used that experience as a source to launch into working within the world of landscape. For this show I have also continued the experiment of mixing my own acrylics in order to create a unique palate.
For the Now Project I showed both paintings and photographs – both generated from within Hornsey Town Hall and its Car Park. With this exhibition I am moving that practice on, exploring the links, tensions and creativities that surface when photography and painting are put into relationship with each other and a gallery space.

I am sharing the Ply Gallery for the Art Trail with artist colleagues Maggie Railton, Michael Lee and Paul Berry

 

 

 

 

In the spring of 2016 we took a  wonderful Journey in Provence: WP_20160324_11_30_41_Pro (2) Work shown here is by Nikki de Saint Phalle – maybe not her birth name !!! There are these powerful and strange upholstered female form sculptures. Great presence and evocative. Also included here with them is a WP_20160324_11_30_49_Pro

This is a detail of the painting - with text - by Niki de Saint Phalle - titled My Men 1994. Nice.

This is a detail of the painting – with text – by Niki de Saint Phalle – titled My Men 1994. Nice.painting by her called My Men 1994. Give it a read ! She is showing in the Nice Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art.

Also in the Nice Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art were two exhibitions of note – one of Yves Klein’s work and also his close collaborator and friend , Armand.WP_20160324_16_39_18_Pro (3) () Here on one of the Museum’s walls Richard Long did one of his paintings – my photo of a small section.

Riohard Long.

Riohard Long.

In the hills above Nice there is the Maeght Foundation – the garden out the back is devoted to Miro’s large sculptures. But there is also this rather wonderful painting called Le Portage des Coux of 1990-1991 by Belgian Artist Pierre Alechinsky. The Foundation has a sizeable number of Belgian artists.

Le Portage des Coux 1990-191 Pierre Alechinsky Belgium 1927

Le Portage des Coux 1990-191 Pierre Alechinsky Belgium 1927

Then there was rest on the roof

On the roof, after seeing the Yves Klein at Nice's Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery

On the roof, after seeing the Yves Klein at Nice’s Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery