Bacchus and Ariadne is my Painting of the Month for February 

February is the month of snowdrops and early daffodils. While spring is not yet here the days are getting longer and the sun brighter, preparing us for the end of winter. So a painting celebrating brighter days seemed appropriate to me. It is also a long time since I have visited London. Last week I…

Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Honiton, Devon

The Trafalgar Way is a commemoration of the race to get the news of Admiral Nelson’s famous victory in 1805, to the Admiralty in London. It records the horseback journey of Lieutenant John Richards Lapenotière through Southern England with the dispatches from the epic sea battle. Lapenotière’s journey from Falmouth to London covered 271 miles…

Bill Woodrow and Richard Deacon at The Icon Gallery in Birmingham 

Shared drawing with paint & ink features in my new header.  Bill Woodrow and Richard Deacon have been working in collaboration since the 1990s, mainly in sculpture. Their methodology is either to work in the same studio on a sculpture or drawing or exchange versions allowing the work to evolve. I Can’t Stand The Rain is…

Sutton Hoo and an Anglo Saxon Ship Burial

Sutton Hoo, on the east coast of Suffolk high above the River Deben estuary must be one of the most important and fascinating archaeological sites in Britain. Our visit was one of the highlights of our East Anglian adventure. The site is mainly one of archaeological interest rather than art history as the gold, silver…