Category Archives: Art

Pictures & Books

One of the books to arrive in our house this Christmas was Allegra McEvedy’s Bought, Borrowed & Stolen, stories of her travels told through the food she has eaten, the knives she has bought and the recipes she has borrowed … Read more

Alfie At 30

Earlier this year local best-selling author & illustrator Shirley Hughes celebrated 30 years of her popular Alfie books. Here is a link to a short film courtesy of The Guardian – Alfie, 30 Years On.

Field Of Light

Bruce Munro’s Field Of Light installed in the grounds of the newly extended and renovated Holburne Museum in Bath. Be sure to take your camera! More details here.

Christmas Post

Christmas Tree

The Pursuit Of Happiness

This linocut print by Gail Brodholt shows skaters at Canary Wharf Ice Rink in Docklands participating in a festive communal ritual, chasing the glide, defying the cold and celebrating one of the many and various forms of slipping and sliding … Read more

Back To The Studio

What is the best cure for frustration after an absurd flight from London to Berlin via Paris? Just cross the road and see the traffic light where a green-happy-chubby man in a hat is advising you either to cross or … Read more

Painting & Shopping In The South Of France

I like to travel and paint in France. It’s a big country full of surprises and contrasts. There are beautiful places to see in the north, east and west but I feel most alive in the south. It’s the light … Read more

A Studio With A View

A few weeks ago a friend came to see me here in Southern Spain. She told me on her last evening that one of the highlights of her stay had been making her way up the dangerously windy, steep and … Read more

The Littlest Birds

For a couple of years now we have had Fanny Shorter‘s suite of exquisite screenprints featuring some of the world’s smallest birds, all of them depicted life size. They are beautiful and popular and fast becoming an endangered species. I … Read more