Tag Archives: James Read

Ripping Yarns

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.

The Bullfinch

The bullfinch is surrounded by fragments of information describing both the natural and man-made world. There is a sense that this information has been sought, viewed and downloaded on a hand held screen. This is indicated by the excellent wireless … Read more

The Holly & The Ivy

Our Christmas card this year at The Rowley Gallery is from a wood engraving by Howard Phipps. I can see holly in there and ivy too so here are a couple of complementary musical offerings as well… The first is … Read more

Blending In

James Read brought five new paintings for display in the gallery, and then sent us a few words… Blending In. The chameleon is presented larger than life and partially visible through layers of torn paper. Inspiration came from a bill … Read more


Andrew Walton kicked it off: Dear Chris, I thought you might like this palette. I came across it in my shed. I had half cleaned it some time ago and left it as it looked so nice. I have always … Read more

Oh Brother, Where’s Thou Art?

James Read just sent us a few images of pieces he’s made for a group show at the Ultimate Picture Palace in Oxford. The exhibition is titled Oh Brother, Where’s Thou Art? and features cinema inspired works by Lorraine Berkshire-Roe, … Read more