Category Archives: Politics

I blame Holbein….

  Over the past few weeks I have been wading through Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy and I have to say it has really coloured my world view at the moment.   We, the UK ( Yes around 40% of Scots … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows….

  Strange the way that inspiration takes you!

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‘Tis the Season…

It only seems like yesterday when Brexit was the talk of the town – not sure what replaced it?   Anyway, it is Brexit season again and this time it is for real (where have we heard that before?).  We have … Continue reading

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Reviewing the New Normal…

As September introduces the first cool winds of Autumn I thought it would be interesting, to me at least, to review how the four art galleries I visited in August dealt with the opening in the ‘New Normal‘ world we … Continue reading

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Answer my pray…

There reaches a point in the life of any painting when you just have to stop and take stock.   I think I have reached that point now.   Time for a break, sleep on things and see what a fresh pair … Continue reading

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The final pieces…..

Well that’s a Wrap!   After the best part of four years I think I’ve completed my Ironstone Benefice project.   This started way back in 2017 as part of a series of projects based very loosely around the district councils areas … Continue reading

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Continuing a theme….

  I know, I know, I getting to be a real bore but one last time.  These images were captured on a camera that most of the talking heads on the Internet wouldn’t be seen dead with – I don’t … Continue reading

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A Town Called…Art in the new Normal…

  My first real experience of art in the new normal – I know the other day I visited the Hepworth but that was really low key compared to the full blown sensory experience of being amongst a lot of … Continue reading

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Scottish Independence….

Is it really 6 years already?  Seems like a generation ago. (Very poor joke – I apologize)   Anyway, as things stand at the moment it would seem that the SNP will get a solid majority in next year’s Holyrood elections … Continue reading

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I’m one with the Wind and Sky….

It is always difficult to tell where things will take you halfway through a project…it is rather exciting as well as terrifying.  The only consolation, if that is the right word, is that as this is a digital painting I … Continue reading

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