Six Persimmons

I am always interested in the divergences and convergences of different traditions of thought and philosophy, for example the Western and Eastern. My actual practice arises out of the Western tradition but my philosophical approach seems to also correspond with the notion of Tao – an Eastern concept. There is so much more to find […]

Reviewing yesterday’s painting progress

Some notes: Latest stage first. Establishing more connections.  Complexity increases with fineness. Intensification through a simplification. A theatre of thought. A field of cultivation of the idea. Idea and technique inseparable. Permeability throughout. Sensing a way forward in the awareness of that which has gone before – memory is interwoven with that which is happening around […]

The painting as it is now

The large painting has undergone much transformation from its simple beginnings. Its present state is: My head is overflowing with ideas as to where I can take this, so better to do a load of references in notes to self at the end of this post because writing it all up would be just too much […]

Pictopoiesis 2 video

Pictopoiesis 2 – shown with Pictopoiesis 1 at the Camberwell Common Room Pop up show 21st Marchn   note to self: transitions – possible to change – experiment with different themes.

Pictopoiesis – first video

Making my MPR video was a steep learning curve – which is what I like as I now have a new tool in the form of the video storytelling format. Also, I actually enjoyed doing the narration, which surprised me. My idea is to build up, improving as I go a series of very short […]

Exhibitions recap

Recap of exhibitions (3 so far) I have been included in since the beginning of the course, October 2017 Pop-up show – 1 day Wednesday 21 March 2018 Camberwell Common Room Gallery (this is a small space in A block) link to work exhibited: see previous post Two Girls Gallery, Peckham. Ist – 9th December 2017 […]

Painting – a continuum

    A priority is to keep up the production of new paintings as a continuum. The internal discipline of my studio practice is very much in contrast to that of my attendance at and participation in the residency. My studio practice requires an intense self-discipline and internal energy to ensure that work is actually and continuously […]

Waiting

Intensive research has had to be put into the procurement of a camera to replace the one which literally was run over by a lorry on the way down to the London residency. Tragic but true – our car is a Citroen Berlingo Multispace van-like car, which runs on lpg gas and as such is a […]

Beginning Again

Just back from the London Residency (will document as I go) and beginning the next painting oil on aluminium 50 x 55 cm I am interested specifically in the interaction between these two GIFS just run up after the first passage of paint was completed and photographed:       and an endless number of possibilities […]

Living Wall

Note to self: Working on the wall and how to get all the timelines up together and twinkling – should be 4 columns and 3 rows with each space filled with a different timeline.  When this post is viewed after preview and/or publishing several spaces are blank and each time exactly which spaces are blank […]