First Light

First Light

First Light

These new works are borne out of a need to bring light and life into my studio during the dark winter months. They have a direct link with my garden and the majority of the plants and birds in these paintings can be seen from my kitchen window. Read more

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Ripping Yarns

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No sooner had I posted the previous piece about Anne Davies and her appearance in Discover Art magazine than I received an email from James Read, and another blog post arrived fully formed, again courtesy of Discover Art. Read more

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New Paintings By Anne Davies

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Six new paintings hang just inside the front door of The Rowley Gallery, new arrivals by Anne Davies, rhythmic evocations of remembered places, patchwork mementoes of walked paces, footsteps on the ground retraced in the mind’s eye, memories and traces of colours and spaces. Read more

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Chalk Flowers

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Another King Penguin from the collection of Evelyn Hallewell. This one’s a beauty but sadly missing a few pages from the middle. The illustrations are by Irene Hawkins but Rampion, Scabious, Rock Rose and Pasque Flower have disappeared. It was published in 1947 and, according to the label in the back, it was purchased from Binns Ltd. (Book Shop), Princes Street, Edinburgh 2. Read more

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Thesis & Antithesis

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This might be a curio best forgotten, an embarrassing piece of juvenilia. Forty years ago this was my final year thesis at art school. Nowadays it would be called a dissertation. But really it was just an annotated photo album. I’d found a stripey beach towel which became a sort of security blanket for a while, it seemed emblematic of the striped abstract paintings I was making and I photographed it wherever I went. I put all the photos together in a book with lots of random quotes as if I’d swallowed a library, or more likely the Whole Earth Catalog and An Index Of Possibilities. It was all very 1970s and very pretentious, but what really strikes me today is how much it resembles a prototype blog post. Read more

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From Moore To Serra

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Henry Moore’s Large Spindle Piece, a cast bronze sculpture from 1974, now installed in the newly reappointed King’s Cross Square. For the past forty years the station was hidden behind an “awful tin shed” temporary canopy. It’s eventual removal, and the long overdue revelation of Lewis Cubitt’s elegant facade, is celebrated by the arrival of this captive “flying shuttle”. Read more

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Paul Finn & Huw Morgan

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Paul Finn is exhibiting 10 paintings and 10 prints inspired by his visits to The Beth Chatto Gardens and Warley Place, both places featured in his A Tale Of Two Gardens. Huw Morgan is exhibiting a selection of his illustrations of birds. They can both be seen at the Well House Gallery, Oxley House, High Road, Horndon on the Hill, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, SS17 8LF.

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Cows About Town

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A new herd of Jelly Green’s vivacious cow paintings has just arrived. Their energy is infectious, their vitality contagious. They have a way of getting into my head and sticking in my mind. They’re the visual equivalent of earworms; they must be eyecows! Now I’m seeing cows all over town. Read more

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Pelicans We

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Dear Chris, I have just designed the new EP cover for Cosmo Sheldrake. I thought you might be interested in including it in Frames of Reference. Thank you. All the very best, Bea. Read more

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Simon Kramer & Ernst Reijseger

Cellist Ernst Reijseger in the studio with painter Simon Kramer. One draws and the other plays, each responding to what he sees and hears. The video speaks for itself. It’s a fascinating dialogue.

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