Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth

Never having visited Bournemouth, it was with some curiosity that I arrived at the Russell-Cotes to deliver 4 works to support a new exhibition based around their collection.Ā Stripped – The Body BeautifulĀ opens on 10th June (until 1st January 2012) and the gallery which houses the sculptures is painted a rich chocolate-brown which shows off the […]

The Environment Series Heads

In 2006, the first of the ENVIRONMENT SERIES portrait sittings began as a logical extension to the invitations to people whose work or stance I admired. The head of Lady Philippa Scott, with her husband Peter Scott a formidable partnership for wetland conservation from their Slimbridge home, had been one of the earliest heads in […]

The human clay: Compton

It was magical to discover that the painter I studied with at The Frink School (and recently visited in Edinburgh)Ā Ruth Addinall, had come across artist Mary Wondrausch‘s wonderful book BrickfieldsĀ and corresponded with her. Wondrausch’s slipware has a historical resonance and is in the V&A Collection, but her broader talents have resulted in a house and […]