Thursday, May 07, 2015

In The Frame

I love this bit, going to the framers to collect framed and ready to hang paintings. It is the final bit, the presentation, the signing off.  
Next time I see them they will be hanging on the gallery wall, looking all grown up!  In that respect they are a bit like your children, this is the moment when you see them in their first suit, or across a room and you suddenly realize that your little kid is grown and about to be flown.  That is kids but equally, the feeling is the same at this point with paintings, you see them as others might see them, and they look ok!  
They are off up to London with Beside The Wave who are opening a branch in Primrose Hill, 41 Chalcot Road, its very exciting!  Opens on Wednesday 13th May, if you are London based, pop in and say hello.

Monday, May 04, 2015

All the World's a Stage...

  1. "Through to the Dining Room"Oil on Linen 120 cm x 80 cm or 47.24 x 31.50 inches
A complex mixture of patterns, colours, textures and temperatures made this interesting for me. With such defined foreground, middle and background it reminded me of a stage set, which is often how I think of paintings.  As with a stage set my paintings are telling a tale.  This is a story of objects, found, gathered and collected, displayed with care and love and although it is not my living space it is one that I recognise, a family home.  This is the stage where the passion play is enacted and re-enacted and these are the props that are used to help tell the tale. As Mr Shakespear said:
  1. "All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms..."