Graduate Art Prize – voting by 31st October

Delighted to be shortlisted for The #GraduateArtPrize 2019! Two of my recent paintings will be featured amongst the 26 works chosen by @ARTIQgram and Herbert Smith Freehills from BA and MA graduates across the UK. Would love your votes! Vote here for Janet Waring Rago paintings >>> https://www.graduateartprize.com/vote and please share!

Announcement and Invitation to the Summer Show

This post is to announce the MA Fine Art Digital Summer Show 11th-18th July. This is also an invitation to visit the show whether you are based in London or just happen to be there at the time. Please do come and make yourself known to me – I plan to be there throughout. This […]

Rhythm / ‘to flow’

Definition and etymology rhythm /ˈrɪð(ə)m/ Learn to pronounce noun noun: rhythm; plural noun: rhythms 1. a strong, regular repeated pattern of movement or sound. “Ruth listened to the rhythm of his breathing” synonyms: pattern, flow, tempo, regular features, recurrent nature “part of the normal rhythm of daily life” the systematic arrangement of musical sounds, principally according to duration and periodical stress. […]

There’s a Poem for That – TEDEd

The below is interesting, connecting with previous post and for correspondences with my own videos soon to be shown at the Summer show. Will post them up when completed – there are 9 of them, There’s a poem for That – the below being one from the TEDEd initiative:      

The History of Writing

Being always interested in the origin of things this article caught my attention, prompting me to note down an exhibition I would like to visit this Summer at the British Library. Note to self: Before writing was invented poetry/song was performed, fluid. Then with writing it became fixed, the audience a more remote imagined presence; […]

Concluding some paintings

      When a painting is reaching its conclusion I think very carefully of how to title it. Untitled does not work for me. In making the paintings I have become absorbed into their wordless worlds, making naming not an easy matter but titling is a way to clarify the work further in my […]

Lawrence Ferlinghetti: poems on poetry-making and paintings

(header image of one of the paintings currently in progress) Constantly Risking Absurdity (#15) BY LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI Constantly risking absurdity                                              and death             whenever he performs                                         above the heads                                                             of his audience    the poet like an acrobat                                  climbs on rime                                           to a high wire of his own making and balancing on eyebeams                                      above a sea […]

A Poem

During the London residency, I receive online from far away a poem by Fernando Pessoa, reminding me of home and the painting back there waiting for me to return (source): The Herdsman BY ALBERTO CAEIRO (FERNANDO PESSOA) TRANSLATED BY EDOUARD RODITI I’m herdsman of a flock. The sheep are my thoughts And my thoughts are all sensations. […]

For every atom belonging to me

image: collage of the Six Persimmons at its current stage, four different orientations and below, animation across the picture plane rather than into it: The painting’s atoms-like look makes me think of Whitman’s opening line for Song of Myself: I CELEBRATE myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom […]