Roxy Hart

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I am drawn, time and time again, to make paintings about my work and the sensation of being on stage or just in the wings waiting to go on (see Roxy, The Trapeze Artist and Curtain Call). There’s something about … Continue reading

After hours

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What is it about Jazz and Jazz musicians that is so exceptionally cool and magnetic? There is rhythm, melody, lyric, narrative, development, co-operation and, of course, talent. Talent delivered with apparent detachment –  nonchalance and the package they deliver can, … Continue reading

Kneel

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In my first week of reading Drama at Exeter University, we did an exercise which involved writing an ‘Action Poem’. This transpired to be a short list of physical actions; stand, sit, jump, hop etc.  – and  this was your … Continue reading

The Trapeze Artist

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There is an empathy in painting that is not dissimilar to being an actor engaging with a character or role. One becomes absorbed in the subject matter and develops a relationship with it. If one is lucky, there’s a kind … Continue reading

The Curtain Call

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Like Weeping Willows, this picture suggested itself entirely by chance, stumbling on a particular technique. I was using a palette knife to scrape down my palette and smearing it clean on the old Thompson Local. The pale pink, white and … Continue reading