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05 Apr Children of The Revolution

For a large part of my life I lived and worked in London. For some of that time in the 'music business' or as I prefer Rock 'n' Roll. I remember the music and the ever-changing fads and fashion. For a fleeting time I worked for Stiff...

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18 Feb numberfortythree

This one I've called - numberfortythree - (written just like this) Paintings deserve titles. Even if they don't make sense. To be honest, I'd no idea what title to give this one. I was in a quandary, I was completely flummoxed! Hardly surprising as almost all my work...

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02 Dec Batteries Not Included

OK, this one started out with ventriloquist's dummies. I find them fascinating. Others find them slightly unsettling in the same way people find clowns disturbing. When I was a kid, back in the UK, there was a prime-time radio show, the star was a ventriloquist's dummy who...

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02 Sep Masquerade

I've called this one 'Masquerade'. Why? Well I found this online, picture of a landscape. Despite being a small file it was nonetheless, visually interesting and unconventional. It depicted a terrestrial forest of intertwined trees which I thought could equally masquerade as an aquatic, underwater landscape. Which...

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09 Jul Jellicious

Jelly Babies? Jellyfish? I grew up in the UK where those small, multi-coloured sweets (called candies in the USA) made from glucose syrup, colouring and gelatine are called 'Jelly Babies.' In this work I've used the American variant 'Gummy Bears.' They look like miniature teddy bears and,...

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16 Apr Daydream Believer

A daydream is often described in psychological terms as mind-wandering and self-reflection. I think that‘s a reasonable hypothesis. And it goes some way to explain the choice of imagery I’ve used in this work which, without realising at the time, is about self-reflection. I’ve called it -...

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15 Dec Gods, Myths and Mortals

I’ve always liked the Pre-raphaelites. That group of painters who, at the turn of the last century, broke the mould and broke with tradition, yet achieved critical acclaim. More importantly I liked their subject matter which, as painter-story-tellers, brought the mythology of the ancient world to...

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15 Oct Clowns

Why Clowns? I really don’t know. As a child I remember seeing clowns. There were travelling circus in the UK and, when the circus came to town, my parents would take me to see the show. Although, being young, my memories of the whole experience I’d...

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23 Mar Mumbo-Jumbo

OK, I admit it. I agree with you whole-heartedly. This painting is unconventional, unorthodox and, without doubt, eccentric. Despite that, I rather like it. I did, after all, put paint to canvas to create it. In my never-ending search for inspiration I uncovered a photograph of a...

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05 Dec Love Never Dies

OK, the painting on the previous page I called - ‘Beguiled, Bedazzled, Betrayed.’ The one in front of you is the follow up which continues with a similar theme and subject matter.To be honest, I quite like this unorthodox stuff because it‘s bizarre, unconventional and, hopefully,...

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