Category Archives: art

Joris-Karl Huysmans on Modern Art

  One of my favourite authors! His views on Modern Art are at last translated by Brendan King (Dedalus, 2020). Tim Keane has an excellent article about this in Hyperallergic – a very good art site.

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Painted Pallets, May 2020…

60 59 58 57 56 55 54 53 52 51 50 49 48 47 46 45 44 43 42 41 Continuation of my painted pallets – the sheets of cartridge paper I use to test brush loads and marks when … Continue reading

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Write where we are now

Pleased to see two poems of mine in Write where we are Now Carol Ann Duffy’s initiative with Manchester University, during lock-down. Scroll down for more, and you’ll find them. Click for other Links to Poems of mine or browse … Continue reading

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Painted Pallets, April 2020…

  40 39 38 37 36 35 34 33 32 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 Click here for Painted Pallets 1- 20  When I paint figurative watercolours, I always have a piece of paper … Continue reading

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Painted Pallets, March 2020…

  20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13   12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Project started mid-March 2020. I took the sheets used as pallets for my figurative water-colours and decided to … Continue reading

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Heron of Hawthornden

At last Heron of Hawthornden is published – now as a Grey Suit Editions UK special illustrated chap-book. I wrote two dizains a day for the length of my 2017 residency in the castle. The sequence is accompanied by my own water-colours. … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to Hapi?

“Lord of the Fish and Birds of the Marshes” and “Lord of the River Bringing Vegetation”, Hapi is the Egyptian God of the Nile. He has one pendulous breast full of nourishment, as well as a pot-belly. He is God … Continue reading

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