Friday, 15 January 2021

Momento Mori

 I first thought of the idea for my new painting seventeen years ago when we were on a visit to the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver.

There was a canoe displayed with one persons lifetime treasures inside and apparently it stands as a kind of memorial for a their life. At the time I resolved that I would try and do something similar only I would swop the canoe for my 1931 Morris Minor!

Over the years that followed I've had several ideas how I could represent my life through objects which remind me of  family and feel I'm getting closer to what I want.

It's not that I think I'm going to die anytime soon, it's just that the Morris will be 90 years old this year and I want to mark that in some way.

Friday, 8 January 2021

Forever Christmas

 I've just displayed three new Christmas presents - a board game, a bowl of nuts and a black cat.

They have gone into the dolls house, which seems  to have evolved over the years into an art installation. Since I first started collecting items  to use in my painting 'Fools Gold' (which you can see in the PRINTS FOR SALE section of my website) I have used the house and its contents several times. Most recently in 'The Rashomon Effect' which can be viewed in the CONTACT US section. You can also see photographs of the actual house on my Facebook page

With  tree,  lights, decorations and wrapped presents, it is Christmas waiting to happen.