Patrick Heron at Tate St Ives

Seeing this wonderful collection of paintings by Patrick Heron, with works at this large scale and alongside each other and from different periods, with one painting relating to another: intense colour, the pleasure of following a line across the canvas, the detail of a pattern, abstraction, looking from one shape/pattern to another around the canvas – … Read morePatrick Heron at Tate St Ives

Per Kirkeby

Image: “Untitled”, 1999 Oil on canvas 78 3/4 x 118 1/8 inches 200 x 300 cm  © Per Kirkeby, Courtesy Galerie Michael Werner Märkisch Wilmersdorf, Cologne & New York Danish artists inspired by geology, whose oil paintings are notable for their organic palette. Having read his obituary this week I’ve looked at his work online – https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/name/per-kirkeby-hon-ra and http://michaelwerner.com/artist/per-kirkeby/works I … Read morePer Kirkeby

Open Studios Cornwall 2018

As I’m not taking part this year I am instead visiting a number of artists in north and east Cornwall. Particularly interesting for me today was seeing work by Sean Hewitt (Academician with the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts and member of the group of Abstract7) an abstract painter, working mainly in acrylics. www.seanhewitt.co.uk He … Read moreOpen Studios Cornwall 2018

Notter Tor on Bodmin Moor

A morning walk on Bodmin Moor through woodlands to Notter Tor, the colours were beautiful – these will be on my palette for new paintings in the coming weeks: greys of granite and lichen, yellow-green of moss and crimson-pinks stonecrop, and of course the brilliant bluebells creating a carpet across the side of the tor and springing … Read moreNotter Tor on Bodmin Moor

a quiet day

This was day 5 of Open Studio Cornwall 2017 – a very quiet today, no visitors! I’ve moved a few paintings around to fill the spaces where paintings were sold, and added two new ones that I’ve had hanging indoors. The studio is looking so tidy and smart, so I’ve taken some photos: ” template=”default” order_by=”sortorder” … Read morea quiet day