This is me, working in my studio with white spirit - hence the face mask! It gets quite hot and uncomfortable in my mask but protects me from the fumes so I put up with it. When the covid 19 virus first appeared in the UK I used one of my less serious studio masks to go out shopping in, but realised it would look a bit freaky to other people, so covered it with fabric flowers. It looked good and got voted Best Mask by both Morrisons, Tescos, and Coop staff. I will show you:-

I wore this mask out and wore it out - if you see what I mean, and now, am back to a more conventional mask when I go out to get food, which is great because I can see what I'm buying now. I don't go out much, I mean, I don't go into peopled places much anyway. I love people and they thrill me, but my priority is to make work about water, and lately my priority is the sea, so I go down to the sea almost everyday. 
At the sea I make underwater films, take notes, photos, sketches, or I simply swim. I am al…

Welcome to my notebook pages

This is my first note to you from my studio - at least in a long time. 
You may have already visited my website and seen my artwork online or in a gallery, or heard my work live at readings, lectures, on radio broadcasts, in magazines and books... or maybe you haven't yet! Anyway, I used to write regular posts, but I realise now that these were really paintings or sculptures themselves - only with words! which is all very fine, but I realised - and a friend prompted me  - thank you Lola! -  that people want to know more, more of the 'nuts and bolts', such as: what the work isabout, the materials involved, see the making of it, studio life, influences,etc…
So think of these posts as very shortgallery talks by the artist, but more intimate. 
Let me know if you have any questions, or if you'd rather not receive these posts anytime and for whatever reason - you don't have to explain - I unsubscribe, resubscribe, and subscribe often! 
I look forward to writing my next…