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.
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: 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
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. Here on one of the Museum’s walls Richard Long did one of his paintings – my photo of a small section.
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.
Then there was rest on the roof