Wimbledon Common

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I grew up near Wimbledon Common and spent a lot of time there over the years. It has a lot of variety for a common of that size: there are reputedly a million trees there, three lakes (Queensmere, Kingsmere and … Continue reading

Forest Reduced

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My mother has an incredible eye for things of value and quality, bought at bargain prices and her mode of artistic expression is the collection and arrangement of her found treasures.  When I was a child, my mother used to … Continue reading

Das Eichhörnchen

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They say that the key to improving one’s painting lies in observation. It certainly makes one take a closer look at the details in life. It makes one appreciate the differences one discovers and conversely, celebrate the similarities one finds. … Continue reading

The Reed Beds at Annaghmakerrig

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I followed the Piper to where the reeds were, I listened to his songs and wrote my own. But William Blake tells it better. The Reeds of Innocence. Piping down the valleys wild, Piping songs of pleasant glee, On a … Continue reading

Across the Lake

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I had a pretty amazing start to 2006. I stayed at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at New Bliss between Christmas and New Year and had the most incredible few days of inspiration at this magical place. Creative work in the … Continue reading

Helen’s Highlands

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I used to work in the Sterile Services Department of a hospital. One of my favourite people there was Sister Helen Calkin who specialised in Orthopaedics. She was also a keen photographer and she loved going on Motor-biking tours with … Continue reading

Mattie’s Forest – Building a painting

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Sometimes, I’m privileged enough to get commissions. One Christmas, my good friend Miranda commissioned me to create a painting for her boyfriend’s mother, Mattie. They had been to a market together and she had commented on a painting she had … Continue reading