A New Years to-do list

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A few notes for a productive, creative and fulfilling 2018. Some denote activities to be built into an everyday routine, others refer to more pressing tasks for the coming weeks. I will add to this list as and when more notes and observations come to mind… Continue reading

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Research musings: a direction presents itself…

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Having created a number of visual pieces in recent months, many of which have been in response to, or using Jackson Pollocks later ‘pour’ paintings as a theme (see previous blog posts) I have been unsure as to the positioning of these pieces within a wider narrative of my current research concerns. Indeed, up to a point I have been unconcerned as to their apparent lack of conceptual context as primarily, they have acted as an outlet through which I have been able to tentatively feel my way back into some sort of a studio practice. Continue reading

A Return to Observation: Diebenkorn, Kline and Barnes

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The following pieces are from a body of work I began to explore and develop whilst on my most recent trip to China. The origins of the work stem from a number of lessons I taught, directed at exploring tone. Continue reading

Studio Diary: 12/10

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When embarking on painting again after a prolonged absence often the hardest thing is simply picking up a paint brush, and having just moved into my first dedicated studio for a number of years the feeling of intimidation was only compounded. My mind was taken immediately to Phillip Guston’s profoundly accurate quote, ‘studio ghosts’, and the daunting nature of being present in the studio; Continue reading