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Shhh, sleeping cats.

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Over the years I have often painted my cats. I thought I’d post a few archive paintings of my much loved old moggies, (muses), in a variety of relaxed poses.The last is a new arrival rescued with his sister, and …

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Autumn.

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I love this time of year. When Mother nature begins to retreat to replenish her reserves. As a metaphor for life , I too think of autumn as being a time of harvest, completion and transition , with winter a …

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Courage.

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Next week an exhibition celebrating the life of Muriel Gardener opens in London at the Freud Museum. It seems she came from an affluent American family and was a woman of enormous courage and compassion, taking great risks to save …

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9/11

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Today my thoughts are with the victims, families, friends and emergency services . Those robbed of their futures and all of those who’s lives are changed for ever, as the world was changed for ever. T S Eliot. The Rock. …

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Summer

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Summer is a special time, perhaps that feeling began in childhood having time to yourself because of the school holidays. To me it now offers the opportunity to recharge low batteries after the grey winter months . Flower filled borders, …

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Afghanistan.

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It is impossible not to feel great sadness and compassion for all those involved and living in Afghanistan at the moment, as we witness their escalated fear and suffering. When I listen to the news each day, I think of …

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New Project.

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I have just taken delivery in the studio, of this recycled wooden chair. It is the second that I have had made from drawings, by a friend and carpenter, he can make and fix almost anything …. brilliant! After some …

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Hokusai & Mount Fuji .

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Hokusai returned again and again to Mount Fuji as subject matter. He considered the mountain to be the source of secret of immortality because of the goddess in the tale of the Bamboo cutter, who deposited the elixir of life …

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An artist who lifts the spirit .

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There are artists who lift the spirit with their paintings, perhaps with their skill, portrayal of great beauty,  colour or narrative , top of that list for me with his figurative and very personal choice of subject matter is Ben …

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Who pays the price ?

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Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride, friendship without envy, or beauty without vanity? Here where grace is laced with muscle and strength by gentleness confined. Lines from ‘The Horse’ by Ronald Duncan. © (Copyright of) …

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G7 Cornwall.

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As the great and the good are meeting here in Cornwall very soon, I thought I’d post a few of my paintings with old News Headlines, which highlight a few of the G7 issues to be addressed. The seven G7 …

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Same as it ever was.

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While civilisations moral compass lays trampled underfoot by so many in the world…. as reported 24/7 in the media. I hope that you can find peace of mind and good health on this wet and windy Sunday. So I thought …

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Dogs x

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A dogs loyalty is well recognised the world over , their forgiveness and love is so bountiful, even from those that have short and pitiful lives . In my experience having a dog as part of the family is brilliant, …

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Contemporary Fisherwomen.

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I came upon the work of Photographer Craig Easton recently. He has made a wonderful study of contemporary Fisherwomen of the country. In his work he celebrates the roll of women in the fishing Industry, communities and their links to …

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Notre Dame 2019.

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On April 15th 2019 the world watched in disbelief as the ancient Cathedral of Notre Dame burnt  before our eyes. This precious architectural Icon and Gothic landmark , built from oak and love was lost, along with much of its …

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Anemone’s in a jug

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With this little painting, I would like to pay my respects to all those who have lost loved ones and friends in recent months, it’s life changing and painful . Today, like many of us, my thoughts are with Her …

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Happy Easter!

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Spring , to see new growth in the garden and in the countryside, the brightness and quality of light , nature in its newness is such a tonic for us all after this winter. Brave flowers slowly begin to appear …

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The wreck of the Alba.

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I awoke this morning and listened to the news on the radio about Scottish politics. I wondered why the name Alba was so familiar to me. Then I remembered Alfred Wallis’s painting. For some years, like a number of other …

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On the easel

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In progress. I was given a small posy of flowers and wanted to capture them before they faded. In the end, I decided to use a bright palette of colours to hasten spring… in my studio at least. Work continues. …

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Aesop’s wisdom.

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Today Aesops wisdom rang in my ears. His stories sum up human frailties and universal life lessons for us all, a narrative that a few people in the public eye could benefit from right now. self-aggrandisement#destructive cycles of behaviour#mental health.

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Humanitarian Crisis Warning for Yemen.

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Yemen’s ongoing crises continues. Today on the radio, I listened to an article centred around education and the conditions endured by teachers and children in this war torn country . It seems that some teachers haven’t been paid for a …

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Pangolins

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It was world Pangolin day this month, highlighting their need for our help. Life for everyone is without doubt, very complicated and difficult right now, but as a painter, the disturbance I feel in my heart and head for environmental crime continues.

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In the studio.

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At the end of last year I asked a friend who is a carpenter to make me a wooden chair. I had an idea of design I wanted, as I had seen a beautiful old lambing chair that was made from recycled timber, unified with a coat of paint.