Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Teacher And Artist

We've recently seen an exhibition  of  graphic work by Clifford and Rosemary Ellis in Bath. Clifford was principal and Rosemary, a tutor at Bath Academy of Art some fifty years ago, when I was a student there.
At the time I never saw any of their own work, which, looking back, seems a pity. They always appeared very remote and unfriendly and not very inspiring. Yet they produced a fine body of work as viewed in the current exhibition.
I have always been uneasy about showing my paintings to students but I guess having a website helped.  I always have a poster for Ted Coney's Family Portraits attached to my bicycle (discreetly parked outside the school) so those who were interested, would find it eventually.

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