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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.

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On St Valentines Day …..

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This painting, made a few years ago, was inspired by old archive pictures I came across of a Cornish Carnival. These children are in fancy dress as a newly married couple with their dog as the bridesmaid, they have stopped to pose for a photograph on the harbour front.

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The Coronation Meadows.

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I listened with great optimism to the radio recently, a rare thing with all the sad news and angry discord . The speakers were sharing information about Coronation Meadows . It seems that in partnership with conservation charity Plantlife , …

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An angel with a poem for you x

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Hope is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And …

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Happy New Year !

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Wishing you good health & happiness in 2021! I came across these enlightened words of Saint Seraphim of Sarov, they seem pertinent as we consider our futures, and that of our planet . Drink water from the spring where horses …

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The tale of St Cuthbert and Cornwall.

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There are some lovely medieval paintings that can be enjoyed in the four books that make up ‘The Anonymous Life’ manuscripts, which chart the life and miracles of this important Medieval saint, who died in 687 . It was however …

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SACRED VISIONS & STORIES.

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Both commissions and research have stimulated my interest in the timeless wisdom that can be found in Bible and early Christian stories . It has also offered compelling subject matter and themes to explore as an artist.

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On Anti bullying week.

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We all recognise that bullying is delivered in a variety of guises. As it is anti bullying week and ironically there is a bit about it in the news , I wanted to put this post up to support two …

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We will remember them.

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My thoughts of gratitude and sadness at this time, are with all of those extraordinary men & women who have and continue to, sacrifice their lives for ours . For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon, written in 1914 With proud …

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Get better soon.

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I made this painting some time ago . This week my little muse is off school again, at home, and feeling rough, like many others are at the moment. It is a difficult time for everyone just now, but for …

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Endangered species & our planet

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I have brought together 10 paintings that are a part of the series ‘100 painted vows’ made some years ago . Each of them was made in response to Media or News articles. I felt the need to honour the …

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Who tilts the scales?

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Over the years, like many artists, I have made paintings in which I explore mans inhumanity to man, and to nature. For me a determining measure of a civilised , caring society is its willingness to tolerate harming behaviour.

Edward Elgar.

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Its known that many of Edward Elgar’s compositions were inspired by the Malvern Hills and surrounding countryside. I discovered a love of his music and the place when I lived nearby, having graduated from Art College. Listening to this , …

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Sir Alfred Munnings at Lamorna Inn

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I came across this sun filled and evocative painting, by Sir Alfred Munnings, of Lamorna Wink pub.  The pub is still there on route to Lamorna Cove in Cornwall, although it has been modernised . There was a time I …

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Counting Butterflies.

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Its that time of year again . Between Friday 17th of July and Sunday August 9th we are encouraged to keep an eye on the health of the butterfly and moth populations out there in our gardens and environment. If …

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Family shopping .

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This Pandemic has been life changing for everyone. Many people have suffered very badly, and it continues to be a difficult time on so many levels . As a painter and visual narrator , one of the more curious sights …

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Sharing time together .

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Talking to friends and family members during the Coronavirus, they say one of the most difficult aspects for them has not just been the isolation, but the fact that they don’t spend time with their loved ones. For close families, …

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Auction of Art and Antiques .

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On Tuesday the 16th June, Barbara Kirk Auctions is holding an Online Sale of Antiques, Art and collectors items at 10am . I have learned that a small framed painting, one of a bird series I produced some years ago is …

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Auction of Cornish art.

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These paintings from an estate, are coming up for sale at Lays on June 11th 2020. The paintings I have made over the decades have become a visual diary and a record of life . Those below were owned by …

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Stag Beetles .

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Because of the Coronavirus , those fortunate to have access to a garden or outside space, may have had some quiet time to get out there and to see what’s been going on with all the beautiful birds and bugs …

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The sick child

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A much loved child in our family has from infancy suffered with illness and hospitalisation, it is every mothers nightmare. On instagram, a mother shared a picture of her beautiful child in a deep sleep, ill in bed. These intense …

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Spring.

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While walking along a Cornish lane near home, I saw a Swift swoop and glide over a tall green hedge ahead of me. The arrival of these beautiful birds who have flown all the way from Africa is a welcome …

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V.E.Day. 8th May 1945.

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On VE Day the country woke up to the news that the war in Europe was finally over.  The crowds in London celebrated, singing Land of hope and glory as Churchill in his boiler suite made the victory sign . …

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The London Marathon.

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For all those amazing people out there who should have been running the London Marathon this weekend to support and help charities. You inspired me to make this painting in 2018 .