It's a GoodThing on a long haul

It's a GoodThing on a long haul
It's a Good Thing on a Long Haul

Thursday 31 May 2012


It's here again!  This year I'm in The Conservatory in Queen's Park, Boythorpe Avenue, Chesterfield  S402BF.
Also exhibiting are Elizabeth Forrest, papermaker and lettering, Carol Eason, painter, & Wendy Diprose, painter.

I'll have on show all the work I did at Chesterfield College during the  6 months Residency which ended in April, plus some other new work and prints, cards and even  mugs. There will be plenty going on in Queen's Park over the weekend, so come along and join in the fun, funfair, Big Picnic - sounds a bit David Cameronish, but no doubt there will be lots of food, loaves, fishes,  now known as burgers,[ not to be confused with Burghers.]
Since it is hard to spot a flag anywhere in Chesterfield for the Jubilee, I suspect that at least 90% of them will be in the park. Welcome all, and look forward to seeing you there.

Wednesday 4 April 2012

Artist in Residence Exhibition April 16 - 25th 2012

Monday April 16th, 5 - 8 pm Private Viewing at the Chesterfield College Dome on Sheffield Road.

If you are reading this, you are invited.

Six months has flown by, and I now have three finished pieces. The large mural has worked out well, with meddling man and woman in Unseen Influences. It happened around a lot of rather helpless feeling towards those who meddle in our lives...currently bankers and financiers, previously, beguiling women. The experimental fingers and toes poking gently at the water just to see what effect their ripples make. I did at one time fit the man with a bowler and tie, but decided to take that idea onto another piece of work. Hence Home Sapiens Oblivia, so absorbed in his newspaper he can't see himself as we do. The Emperor's New Clothes.

Monday 20 February 2012

Homo Sapiens Oblivia

Bowlerhatman is still lurking about, oblivious to our world, sunk in pink paper.
This is the first of a series called Crisis of Faith. I am using chipboard, and cutting out the figures. A sort of banking puzzle maybe. Quite where it will go I don't know. This is the experimental stage.
Do bankers tesselate?

Wednesday 18 January 2012

Artist in Res Week 4 JAN 2012

Archetypal Bowlerhatman

I suspect this hat will have to go. It was something to do with January and dire forcasts ahead, so the meddling man took on a banking aspect, hat, tie and starkers.

There is a fully suited and booted banker in the sky, reading his F.T. Must have got the wrong picture...

Below is One Happy Singing Viking. I've got job envy. It was right to select him out of various possibilites. His creativity does me good.

Deatil of the Singing Viking

Landpacked creation seems to be wanting to be sung off land into the sky. Reversal?

Artist in Res Week 3

Entrance of THE MAN who appears to be stirring things up. The tranqullity of the bridge is now slightly disturbed. But not too much.....

This is me with a four foot board to the left and the eight foot one in front.

This is the four foot board. I allowed the woodchip itself to dictate this picture. the singing Viking is in the centre and I abandoned other ideas in favour of him and what seems to be his creation.

Artist in Res Week 2

Week 2
Adding colour a bit nervously.

A woman emerges

Artist in Residence at Chesterfield College - AA2A

Nov 2011 - Jan 2012 Week 1
I used an overhead projector to get the rough outline of the bridge. then upended it to find the hidden monsters.