2021 – A Welcome Change

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

Turning Point

Earlier in the year, during lockdown I made a painting that I felt was a turning point. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but something unlocked in me – a joy in the act of painting that I don’t think I have really known before.

Painting with Reclaimed Materials – workshop

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 ūüėÄ https://abnb.me/sVOrPOXER3

Why Deface?

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!

A COVER UP OF THE PAST

It’s been a while since I’ve had an epiphany, but change is definitely in the air.¬† A few months back the combination of having TOO MUCH OF MY OWN ART and having ready access to left-over spray-paints and gloss paint (that was being chucked out from Damien Hirst’s studio) provoked me to start tossing the… Continue reading A COVER UP OF THE PAST

Lift Art Gallery Exhibition – Caroline Jaine

I’m delighted to announce my collaboration with Lift Art Gallery. Enjoy the virtual tour of my exhibition!¬†http://www.exhibitionatlift.com/caroline-jaine/  

Furniture as a canvas

I grew up in a carpenters workshop – my mum made extra money by painting on pine furniture that my step father had made. ¬†Decades later, having toyed with the odd painted cupboard, I am wondering whether paintings aren’t altogether better presented on a three dimensional object. ¬†Here is my first tester. ¬†It’s not-very-imaginatively called… Continue reading Furniture as a canvas