Swindon Artist
Swindon Artist

Jottings

Linocuts: a new avenue of exploration

    As I am writing this in my studio, I can smell printing ink. It makes me think of a bygone age of typewriters and manual newspaper presses in which output was directly linked to skill, patience and having a certain ‘knack’ with your equipment. I fell

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Painting by night

It was a lady coming out of Swindon Bus Station who asked me why I was painting at night time. I thought for a moment, then I answered her that I like the contrast of light that you can get at night, from the yellow and orange

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Piano seeks sympathetic musician

It was not the first time that I had cast a glance in the second hand shop. Passing by the front doors, I saw it straight away – a traditional, upright piano standing among all the sofas and other furniture. Pianos have fascinated me ever since I

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Swindon Open Studios 2016

Download an invitation to my Swindon Open Studios weekend! Saturday 3 |  Sunday 4 | Saturday 10 September 2016 Visit the studio Swindon is home to a thriving community of painters, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists and more. Why not come and visit some of us in our own studios?

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The Art of Commuting

The Art of Commuting An exhibition of paintings, prints and drawings Developed from observational work during my daily commute on the Great Western Railway. One station after another Familiar chain, marker points Pacing our way to work Showing at STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon

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‘Made in Swindon’ Art Trail

‘Made in Swindon’ Art Trail 5 June – 3 July 2016 Hi everyone! Swindon New Town is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year. And it is time for us to celebrate our local art scene too. We are organising an arts trail to show you the best

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Creation of the ‘Made in Swindon Art Trail’ Logo

Inspiration for the ‘Made in Swindon’ Art Trail logo came from the street right outside our house! Like many Victorian streets in Swindon, we have a number of iron drain covers that were cast in a local foundry – in this case Affleck’s. The process of cutting

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Open Studios 2015: all welcome!

You are warmly invited to visit my studio and those of other artists here in Swindon this September! I will be showing a number of landscape paintings of Swindon, as well as work on my new project about railway commuters. My partner Mark will also be showing

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Painting in the heat: Pintar Rápido 2015

For this year’s Pintar Rápido event in Chelsea, I headed up the King’s Road and crossed over the railway into Michael’s Road, a light industrial area bordering the gasworks/National Grid depot. I was attracted to the two bright yellow gas pipes that wrap around the edge of

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Music and painting: sister disciplines

Music and painting have a lot in common. Both are both non-linear careers that fall outside the realms of the everyday working week. I like to think of them as being spring- or coil-shaped careers; there are continuous cycles of edging forwards and retracing steps as each

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