Value or Devalue

Ed Sheehan is a truly great superstar. As a singer songwriter there is no match in recent years. So I was interested in his recent sale which raised £400,000 to support children and young people with disabilities and life-limiting illnesses. A brilliant and thoroughly worthwhile achievement. The Ed Sheehan: Made in Suffolk Legacy Auction contained…

Vermeer in Dresden in 2021

The Semper Gallery in Dresden has announced a super exhibition for 2021. Open from 19th March until 27th June, the exhibition will be displaying twelve Vermeer paintings in its recently refurbished galleries. In addition will be works by other Dutch greats such as Pieter de Hooch and Gerald Dou. Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) is one of…

More on Allessandro Roma

Last month I wrote a short piece on Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix’s gallery in Whitechapel, with her exhibition on Allessandro Roma. Well the good news is that Keiko has sent me a Vimeo for you all to enjoy. Click Keiko to see the video. Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix is open from 12 noon – 6.00pm from Wednesday…

Artlords – Afghanistan

Art galleries are still out of bounds to me at the moment so I thought a little trip into the news would be enjoyable. Not coronavirus of course, or Huawei but deeper down in the stories. I came across Artlords, which is a play on words commonly attributable to Afghanistan and Kabul; warlords or druglords….

More from Fosse Gallery at 40

The Fosse Gallery in Stow is forty years old. To celebrate this great achievement, owner, Sharon Wheaton asked a number of her artists to produce a piece of work on the theme of Ruby. So this years summer exhibition has a particular jewel like quality. I was lucky enough to be in Stow this morning…

Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix

Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix is a small independent gallery near Whitechapel, East London. Keiko is also a good friend I met while studying Art History in Oxford a few years ago. We spent most of our time discussing medieval goodies such as stained glass, metalwork and illustrated manuscripts. Her gallery is a great leap from those…

L. S. Lowry. VE Day

Hope you are having a street party to celebrate VE Day 75. We have set up ours on our own (boo hoo) and hope to miss the thunderstorms forecast later. Thousands of ant-like people are seen thronging the streets of this city to celebrate the end of the Second World War in Europe. The industrial…

Luke (1980-2020)

This morning was the funeral of my lovely nephew, Luke, after a long battle with cancer. The occasion was sad enough anyway, without the awfulness of not being able to join the family to share our goodbyes. We lit a candle in the front window and it has burnt brightly all day. We miss you…

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday and the sun is shining brightly. We were to have a parade in our village this morning with donkeys and a congregation singing hymns in the streets. It will now be an online service on our own. But the message of peace and hope still reign supremely as we enter Holy Week. As…