Category Archives: Artists

The Art of Immersion

I’m a sporadic swimmer, not a strong or competitive one. During the long periods when I don’t swim, I often think about it. At the moment I’m in a swim-phase, triggered by an exhibition visit with a friend. A large … Continue reading

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Women artists I love

A number of my favourite artists happen to be women as well so I thought I would write a post about them and their work. As always, there might be a bit of a bias towards the depiction of birds … Continue reading

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Poetry and painting

I was reminded of this Kathleen Jamie poem by a good friend recently – it comes from Jamie’s anthology ‘The Tree House’. I thought I would share it: Landfall There’s not much I can add to this – it sums … Continue reading

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Night time scene by Charley Harper

He seems to be everywhere at the moment, which sometimes makes you stop looking at someone’s work, but thanks to http://shelleysdavies.com/ I came across this brilliant Desert Nightscape by Charley Harper.

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Its an old one but its a good one!

I love this beautiful watercolour of the Bass Rock by John Sell Cotman – it is an artistic ambition of mine to get out there one day to see all the gannets. The Rock is a bit whiter now than … Continue reading

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Lovely Scandinavian fabrics…

I love this beautiful fabric design of starlings in a cherry tree!

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Escher’s birds…

A selection of bird designs by MC Escher.

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