'Morris Minor' with added cherry blossom…
Thrilled to have delivered my latest bespoke Shelf-Portrait ‘Morris Minor’ to the lovely Mel 🙂
I so enjoyed painting this one – it has some favourites of mine in, including a Duane Michals catalogue from an exhibition in Oxford I saw, a collection of Roger McGough poetry and, of course, the obligatory iconic Observers book.
…and doesn’t her garden look lovely scattered with cherry blossom!
Affordable Art Fair Battersea opens this evening!
New Artist Fair next weekend :-)
I’m greatly looking forward to being a part of the art buzz at the New Artist Fair at the Old Truman Brewery next weekend. Lots of new Shelf-Portrait work coming down to London with me, as well as a good selection of Limited Edition Giclee prints, framed and unframed….
Had a little ‘practice hang’ last week…
'1066 and All That'
My latest commission, for the Dunbar family, looking quite at home! I soooo enjoyed painting this one….
Living Room Literature
The lovely Sarah Wah of Living Room Literature is displaying some of my work on her walls in her cosy flat, where she runs bespoke ‘sociable-but-serious’ literature courses for small groups of people looking to nurture or rekindle their love of books without leaving the comfort of a relaxed home environment. What a lovely idea!!
Dr Wah is a superb teacher, someone who can bring literary works alive for her students and who has the knack of passing onto them much of her own enthusiasm and close engagement with a wide variety of texts. Her love for literature is matched by her ability to ease you into understanding and appreciating the language, the structure, the meaning – everything, that is, that adds up to the beauty of the finest writing. She has a patience and a preciseness that keeps opening up new possibilities for her students.
Professor Gordon McMullan | Director, London Shakespeare Centre
New 'Shelf-Portraits' for Parallax Art Fair…
‘How to Build a Girl’ rsw2017 oil on canvas 12×24″
‘Simple Cookery’ rsw2017 oil on canvas
Shelf-portraits at Living Room Literature
Lovely to see my shelf-portraits hanging on Sarah Wah’s wall at ‘Living Room Literature’
I hope they inspire some creative literary conversations among her students!
Sarah runs bespoke literature courses in the cosy setting of her living room.
What a fabulous idea! http://www.livingroomliterature.com/