Category Archives: Life

Tarkovsky

I was first introduced to the films of Andrei Tarkovsky at art school, in the film club.  I didn’t get it.  I was young and full of energetic distraction.  Now, a few decades on, I cannot get enough of his … Continue reading

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Charleston Farm House

Occasionally I feel the pull, and take myself for a few hours to Charleston.  It’s one of my happy places.  Nestled in the gentle undulations of the south Downs it feels a world away from ordinary life.  A haven, once … Continue reading

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Sketches of Today

        Sketches from my sketch book, nasturtiums in the Crown, my new glasses and my daughter’s gig’s sound check at the De la Warr Pavillion with the Printworks, Hastings where it was blowing a gale, wind whipping … Continue reading

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There and Here

There exists within me some kind of urgency in both the need to make art, to travel to certain places and to walk.  To commune with the earth, by walking on it, making pathways, making tracks and connections.  I think … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger

Like most young art students, I read John Berger’s books ‘Ways of Seeing’ and ‘About Looking’ and they have stayed with me all my life.  Something about the clarity and purity of the way he wrote, accessible yet deeply revelatory. … Continue reading

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Hymn to Night

  ‘Walking, I am listening to a deeper way.  Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say.  Watch and listen.  You are the result of the love of thousands.’ Linda Hogan   Painting ‘Hymn to Night’  Alice … Continue reading

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The last time I saw Marcus

The last time I saw Marcus  was on the south bank in London in November 2013 when we met again for a coffee at the Royal Festival Hall.  We talked all day, it was emotional, and we laughed and talked and … Continue reading

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Commission for a Yoga School

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