Sunday, 23 July 2017

new work

a look at just a few of the new artworks I have made recently

oak leaves and pears

oak leaves and pears - a still life - acrylics on Fabriano paper

one late summer evening

one late summer evening - acrylics on Fabriano paper

these will be included in my shop update this coming Wednesday 26th at 2pm UK time

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

a new zine - small windows



small windows


Small Windows is a mini-zine of poetry with colour artwork. This little booklet offers a small selection of nine recent poems. If you have read any of my writing previously I hope you may like - if you are new to my poetry then it might just be something you find at least intriguing....

Poems are contemporary, experimental little creatures with contrary minds. I write about trying to fathom things out or just not: paintings, the process of making pictures, gardens and nature, history. Each zine will come with a tiny original botanical drawing - gouache on Fabriano paper. This will be a first edition of just 50 - but I may consider making a further run if there is demand. The zines/booklets are designed, printed and hand bound by myself. I'm keeping the price as modest as I can - £5 including UK postage (extra postage cost for overseas).

Small Windows will be available to purchase from my shop from Wednesday 26th July. I am not reserving copies - but as stated above, if there is demand I will make additional copies so everyone who wants one should be able to purchase.

It's taken me a few attempts to get to this latest zine - I had a couple of false starts in the past, getting so far but then feeling the poems did not want to work together. But with this handful of nine I feel they are doing what I want, in their own ways. I'm glad to be at this stage - with a new zine ready, and I am pleased with it. I've had poems published in a variety of journals and pamphlets previously, but I decide to self-publish every so often, to allow me to present my writing in the way that I want - with my own colour artwork - offering anyone interested in my work generally an opportunity to have a small collectable piece.


Monday, 17 July 2017

Monday

still life with earth teapot

still life with earth pot - acrylics on Fabriano paper

tiny painted book

tiny book - sketchbook - acrylics



hello, It's a very warm and sunny-with-a-bit-of-cloud day here. I feel I've made a good start to the week - I've been working on new larger paintings and have just this afternoon started to print and bind copies of my newest zine! Yes a poetry (+artwork) zine is due out next week. More details to follow soon (probably tomorrow)....

So this week I will be busy continuing to print/bind zines as well as making new paintings and drawings. I expect the days will go by quickly but I do hope to make time to share things here.

My next shop update will be a week on Wednesday - Wednesday 26th July at 2pm.

More soon....