Swindon Artist
Swindon Artist

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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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