Heal

“Healing is a small and ordinary and very burnt thing. And it’s one thing and one thing only: it’s doing what you have to do” – Cheryl Strayed I loved making my book ‘Gather’ for the Are You Book Enough community back in November. When I discovered the theme for February was ‘Heal’ I was …

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Marseille

“Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light” – Le Corbusier Just before Christmas I took a fleeting trip to Marseille for a couple of days. In the past, whenever I’ve been one of my go-to visits is Cité Radieuse – Unité d’Habitation, designed by Le Corbusier. This time …

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Gather

In November of 2019 I joined a community on Instagram – Are You Book Enough. Every month they have a theme for book artists, and we share the ideation, creation and the progress of the book. At the end of the challenge we then share both our finished books and our favourite books created by …

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Costa Brava underwater on film

“The sea; I didn’t lose myself in it; I found myself in it.” — Albert Camus Following on from my recent Spain film photos, these were taken while snorkelling along several different coves of the Costa Brava. It absolutely is this beautiful and then some. Minolta Weathermatic 35mm | Kodak Gold 200  *click on images …

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The minotaur and me

“I know they accuse me of arrogance, perhaps also of misanthropy, perhaps madness too.” The Minotaur and me. It all began in 2001 when I was an art student with an interest in all things to do with fairytale and mythology. This became a fascination with one particular story, so much so it became the …

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Red Earth

There’s an awful lot of backstory here when all I really want to talk about is how I came to discover making my own paint from red earth. But first, let me set the scene and I’ll get round to it. At the beginning of the month, I went on a trip to Mallorca. The …

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Forest fire

Like everyone else I’m a complex, kaleidoscopic creature, and a big part of that is my battle with cancer. I’m in remission, finished with surgeries, chemo, radiotherapy and injections. When asked casually “how are you feeling?” I say I’m doing really well and the reply is always “You look great!” Today it’s exactly one year …

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Come and go

On the surface, it may seem that I’m having a dry spell. It’s true that lately I’ve not been producing work that I want to show. But there’s been quite a bit of busy stuff going on down below in the nether regions. That’s the thing about creativity, and particularly I’m talking about making art …

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