Last year my brother asked if I would like to paint some pictures for friend of his, who had some blank walls to fill in a bed and breakfast space above the local pub in the village of Bampton. I’m not good at saying no to creative challenges – so I took on the idea,… Continue reading Celebrating the Morris Dancers of Bampton
You are invited to see my latest collection of paintings: “Suspicious Circumstances” which draws on my interest in true crime and what different people consider “suspicious”. I’m showing the paintings at Studio 18 in Stroud, as part of the Stroud Site Festival, and there will be other amazing works of art by other artists on… Continue reading Suspicious Circumstances – exhibition
If you haven’t heard of Dale Vince, below is a very brief summary, which, if you know me at all, may well explain why he is the perfect subject choice for me.
I don’t need to tell you what a difficult year 2020 was. We all know it. We got through it. And although today doesn’t look too different from yesterday, we needed a “New Year” right now, more than ever. For me 2021 brings big changes. This is a brief update for those interested. What’s old.… Continue reading 2021 – A Welcome Change
I’m going to be showing my tree paintings at Cirencester Vegan Fair on Sunday 18th October 2020. Come along and say hello!
A month ago today I put out a request on Facebook and Instagram for NHS workers to come forward for a free portrait.
Big news. I’m now an Air BnB art experience host! Saturday afternoon classes in my workshop near Stroud. Pretty please, with sugar on the top – share this with your creative friends – thank you 😀 https://abnb.me/sVOrPOXER3
Are you an artist that gives a sh*t about the environment? Are you pissed off with plastic? Scared about what we have done to our oceans? Are you worried about cow farts and palm oil? Does your art practice reflect how you feel about waste / reliance on plastic / pollution / climate change /… Continue reading Art that Gives a Sh*t
Paintings have begun making friends in their new clothes.
I recently wrote a piece on LinkedIn about PTSD, which might go some way to explain why I am dedicating my time to defacing every painting I have made since I left Iraq (see my cover up blog too). In the meantime. Here are a couple more!