Friday, 3 November 2017

Fully Awake at House For An Art Lover

Great to be showing alongside Belfast artists Tony Hill, Susan Connolly and Louise Wallace amongst many others at House for An Art Lover, Glasgow. Fully Awake is an ongoing series of painting shows organised by Ian Hartshorne and Sean Kaye.



Tuesday, 15 August 2017

The Painter Pinched Into Action


"Tuesday evening, June 6th 2017

It has been a particularly bad day in the studio, full of painting problems. I retire for a while and, aimlessly it seems at first, reach for a book, although when I settle on Berger’s The Shape of a Pocket, my aimlessness seems to hold the hope of becoming a deliberate action. Normally in such circumstances, I have habitually turned to books about painters to find a way around painting problems, but in recent months it is increasingly the written word- of a novelist, an essayist, or perhaps a short story writer- that has provided me with solace. Berger’s words have very often carried me as a painter, so I remain hopeful, this Tuesday evening, as I decide to turn to ‘A Man with Tousled Hair'."

-excerpt from a paper to be presented at 'John Berger Now' conference at Canterbury Christ Church University, 11th-13th September.




Monday, 14 August 2017

Subjects of the Artist

Some nice documentation of the short-lived art school run by Robert Motherwell, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and others- with a lecture programme including some minor names such as William de Kooning and Joseph Cornell.

Smithsonian Archives