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"a man is a success if he gets up in the morning ,goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do" Bob Dylan.

Monday, 5 December 2011

A NEW DAY ............

Great News. My new studio space is nearly completed.Hence the lack of activity!

recently completed!

Monday, 26 September 2011

"minninglow 3"

"minninglow 3" now resides in the home of Mrs Pippa Young . The picture is set in a lovely wooden frame rescued from a charity shop with triple mounting for a" walk in" effect. Looks just great!

Sunday, 25 September 2011

working quietly

Autumnal skies and colours and beautiful music from "a winged victory for the sullen" stir the soul into action.....
stanage sky


Saturday, 3 September 2011

summer is over

Its official. Summer is over ! At least in Finland -John has dismantled our exhibition in Merikavia . I'm happy to report we have been well received and reviewed.

Thanks to John and Maarit Rogers, Galleria Elise and Galleria Vanha Savu for being such wonderful hosts. I have wonderful memories and less pictures!


The Shire looks lovely in an "end of summer" kind of way. I pop "The Old Wylde Souls" new album in the c/d player and 3 tunes later I am parking up at Pike Hall. A warm westerly wind pushes me along the trail towards Minninglow. A single rook hangs in the sky , there is no one else around. Leaving the trail by the access path I disturb half a dozen partridges having a late breakfast as I ascend to the ancient burial site.
The site is protected by a ring of beech, ash and rowan trees .Sitting on a huge limestone slab I eat cheese and pickle sandwiches while listening to the wind in the tall beeches. The sun reluctantly appears for a moment , I lie back and watch the clouds scud by.  On the way back I pick a few blackberries for tea. Nice!

Sunday, 21 August 2011

bakewell arts festival 2011 festival front venue 7

White Peak Dawn (oil 2010) and Arbor Low(acrylic 2011)

Friday, 12 August 2011


There was a little known artist exhibiting at the same time as Rogers and How!!!

Yes its an Andy Goldsworthy !!!

Friday, 5 August 2011

BACK TO FINLAND. Galleria Vanhaa Savu, Merikarvia

The potter and the painter say farewell to Galleria Elise and re-locate by the sea...

 Farewell and hello.

 I changed the focus for Vanhaa Savu

 Opening night....

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Back to Finland.

"Horizons Touched Part 2" coming up . A short trip back to Finland coming up!

Not a bad location eh!!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Thursday, 14 July 2011

the Potter and the Painter

The Potter and the Painter drank tea in the afternoon and wine in the early hours. they talked of Wabi Sabi and the Art of Impermanence, the Way of the East . They walked  Muddy Waters the dog in the midnight sun and discussed the nature of man and art. Sometimes they were quiet. The Potter mowed his lawn , the Painter and the dog observed this work . They drank more tea and listened to Jazz and Daniel Lanois . In the sauna important concerns were discussed -life, death and art. And there was Tea and the way of the East. No opinions were important , just being.

"sometimes I sit quietly listening to the sound of leaves falling" Ryokan

"everything we do , every gesture and movement, is in fact art" from "Wabi Sabi " the Art of Impermanence.