Swindon Artist
Swindon Artist

Jottings

Art and Remembrance

Artist Talk and Cream Tea Saturday 3rd November, 1:00pm Next month I will be giving a talk at St Barnabas’ Church, Gorse Hill (SN2 1BU), exploring the exceptional art in the church. Opened in 1885 to serve the new, expanding Swindon suburb of Gorse Hill, the interior

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Swindon After Hours Exhibition: September 2018

You are warmly invited to my exhibition at Swindon Conservative Club, as part of  Swindon Open Studios 2018. I will be exhibiting a new series of paintings exploring Swindon ‘After Hours’, as well as a range of prints and postcards. Everyone is welcome, and you can visit

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Bank Holiday Monday, Almost Full Moon

As I walked down our road I glanced down the back alley A young lad standing against the wall Head facing downwards, sleeping vertically Round by TKMaxx, two police vans pass by silently Then under the low bridge I pass a class-full of revellers Shoulder-to-shoulder they cheer

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Ideas for Lino Printing

Every artwork has a story to tell; a personal story of the artist thinking, selecting and making choices. Whilst an artist may have hundreds of ideas, only the ‘brightest’, clearest of ideas will make it all the way through to a successful piece of work – and

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Corner of Convenience

Co-op oh Co-op Wherefore art thy bargains? Hidden yond the headlines of doom Neath the cheese and yoghurt Co-op oh Co-op Thy lime-green lights are shining Tubs of flowers grace thy doors a-sliding Till ten we come for our late evening rambles Co-op oh Co-op Landmark thou

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Up with the Dawn

    I can still remember the days when my parents woke us up in the early hours to start the long drive down to North Wales, where we would spend some of our best summer holidays. Nowadays, if I wake up very early, I still get

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Wind Stopped Play

Wind stopped play on Saturday night The palette I carry was far too light As the gust blew down Wellington Street I clamped my easel and trolley under my feet I pushed back on the board, clipped between the lamp and easel bar Till the whole kit

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Art in the City, Gloucester 2018

        Last Saturday, I took part in the second ‘Art in the City’ event in Gloucester, and was thrilled to win First Prize for the ‘Plein Air’/outdoor painting category. I chose to paint in the historic docks area, where the heritage buildings and modern

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Pop-up Exhibition at St Barnabas

Putting on an exhibition is a bit like moving house. Boxes everywhere, pictures to wrap up, labels to print, string, sellotape.. so much to organise. This time it was at St Barnabas, our parish church in Gorse Hill, where I exhibited my work. Luckily it is only

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Sketchers beware

                    There once was a bloke from Gorse Hill Who set out with sketchbooks to fill He drew first some shoppers Then one or two coppers… His work’s now in hands of th’old bill.

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