Joan Miro – Assemblage – Found Objects and Figures

Joan Miro – Figure and Bird, Bronze 1968   I was lucky enough to spend a long weekend in Barcelona this summer. Such an amazing city – lovely people and fabulous architecture. I was delighted by Gaudi, but I think the highlight for me was probably Fundacio Joan Miro.   It is a spacious purpose-built gallery situated on Montjuic with wonderful … Read More

The Lost Sheep

‘Curation’ – ‘The Lost Sheep’ Sometimes the forms of my foreshore finds suggest something to me the minute I see them. In this instance I found a piece of rough textured ceramic with an ‘ear’ attached.   Back in the studio I partnered it with a cloud-shaped fragment of painted polystyrene which I’d had for a while and a few bits … Read More

Boy with Boat

‘Curation’- ‘Boy with Boat’ The assemblages (or ‘curations’ as I like to call them) that I have been creating over recent months – are composed of fragments I have found, foraged, mud-larked or beachcombed.  Each component is placed, arranged and re-arranged, often many times, until I achieve an outcome that resonates. They can take the form of abstract utensils, mythological … Read More

Buddug

Enamel plate by ‘Buddug’ (Quote by Roahl Dahl) I have this plate hanging in my kitchen.  It is by a Welsh artist named Buddug.  It seems apt to share it here.  I love these sentiments as I find myself constantly observing with “glittering eyes the whole world around” me. I have signed up – rather belatedly – to Instagram in … Read More

Tomb

Graphite on Paper – Tomb, Exeter Cathedral As an artist, art historian, arts administrator, writer and curator, I am interested in a wide cross-section of fine art, craft and visual culture as a whole and have recently been going through a period of personal and creative reflection and reassessment. Over the years, I have used paper, pencil, paint, pastels, photography, … Read More