Island Songs, Ólafur Arnalds

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27th June 2017 Back in my studio today after a wonderful evening at the UK premier of Ólafur Arnalds beautiful film "Island Songs" last night. My second viewing of the film, which shares the journey of the creation of the album, and just as powerful an experience. The gift of this album, and the seven pieces of music, continues to nourish my s...
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UK premier of Ólafur Arnalds "Island Songs"

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 26th June 2017 Blessed to be at the UK premier of Ólafur Arnalds beautiful film "Island Songs" this evening. In the summer of 2016, Ólafur spent seven weeks travelling across Iceland, his homeland. Each week he collaborated with a local artist/musician to create, perform, and record a new composition. Releasing each track as it was made,...
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Glass entrance at Tottenham Court Road underground station

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My first experience coming up into the new glass entrance at Tottenham Court Road underground station. Pretty spectacular, especially on a day like today with blue skies and sunshine. Apparently the structures are illuminated at night. Well worth a visit. The architects were Stanton Williams. https://www.stantonwilliams.com

Ha Chong-Hyun at Almine Rech Gallery, London

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Powerful and beautiful work by Ha Chong-Hyun at Almine Rech Gallery, London. A leading member of the movement known as Dansaekhwa (monochrome painting), Ha Chong-Hyun first came to prominence with his Conjunction series in the early 1970's. From this he developed his signature style; pushing the paint from the back of the hemp cloth throu...
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Oliver Beer's "Resonance Project" at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

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A BRILLIANT time spent visiting galleries in central London. In fact I really cannot remember a day when I have seen so many pieces that I have loved.  The absolute highlight was Oliver Beer's "Resonance Project" at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. The sound/resonance/vibration of the voices just cut right through everyth...
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Studio

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Long day at the studio...and rather wet underfoot! 

Jürgen Partenheimer at White Cube

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Beautiful work by Jürgen Partenheimer at White Cube, Bermondsey London. On show until 18th June 2017.

Journey....new paintings

Work in progress - May 2017
May 2017 New work in progress at the Deptford studio 

Journey....

29th-May
​Work in progress. Lascaux acrylic and pigments on canvas

Rin bowl....

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Playing one of my beautiful and much loved Rin Temple bowls, and burning Native American white sage in the studio before working.  

And breathe......

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Much needed space, fresh air, sea, light, blue sky and sunshine. Old Hunstanton, Norfolk. 

A sea of bluebells and wild garlic...

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 Walking in Northamptonshire, in a sea of bluebells and wild garlic. 

Cataloging work

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​Long overdue cataloging of small canvases, and panels from some years ago. These carved panels have, literally, been kept under wraps since 2006, and were made during my time as Artist in Residence at the Albers Foundation.

Shadows

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Rare spring sunshine creating shadow self portrait.  

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