Swindon Artist
Swindon Artist

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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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On petrol stations

I love petrol stations. Beacons of bright, fluorescent light set against the dark night sky. Yellow, red, blue or green (never a pastel shade) – these are landmarks crying out for our attention like the Blackpool illuminations. Modern stations never blend into their surroundings; there is no

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