June 23, 2019

A quick blog this week.

One about amateurism.

One about keeping it amateur.

Not about keeping it average.

Quite the opposite.

One about releasing yourself from the ties of something you have become proficient at and flinging yourself into some new activity.

Some craft...

June 1, 2019

Sit back. Take a breath. Reflect. Assess. Do nothing.

"Tarot is a parlour game that's about personal reflection and drawing strength from that."

Erica Danielle

The same can be said for art.

Tarot reading, I believe, is a way into understanding art.

In my short Tarot experie...

May 12, 2019

Some fortnights are just too incredible for words...

Bit 1 (Good People Riot)

 Bit 2 (PMF 2019)

Bit 3 (Jessica Serran - I'm Not in Love With You Yet)

Bit 4 (Alexandro Jodorowsky - Prague Book Fair 2019)

Bit 5 (Prague Art College MA Exhibition)

Bit 6 (Word Addict Magazine Chr...

April 28, 2019

May 11th is the launch of the latest issue of Word Addict here in Prague at Studio Savec.

The title of this issue is 'BREATHE' and the theme - 

Inner peace; having achieved peace of mind; struggling to achieve peace of mind; hating this hippie mumbo jumbo.

You can find mo...

April 14, 2019

Hard work, not fortune will take me where I need to be.

Pride in my work.

My Nose to the grindstone.

Achievement will not come from the recognition of others but the personal satisfaction of a job well done.

These are the principles I decided would guide my two personal ar...

March 30, 2019

Artistic resistance. Gender roles. Vulnerability. Showing self. Not copying. Showing up. Not blindly accepting. Resisting the easy way. Experimenting with the truth. Experimenting with the self. Revealing. Recording. Changing. How art and artists deal with contempora...

March 21, 2019


The Perfection Blog I was going to call it. No image. No text.
I wrote last week's blog, all about gender politics and oil paint and R.Kelly and I didn't like it. So I left it. And I thought that rather than do nothing at all I would do sort-of-nothing. Post an empty...

March 2, 2019

No poem is intended for the reader.”  

Walter Benjamin - The Task of the Translator

"My brain rebelled. It just won't accept anything nice happening to me."
Arnold Rimmer - Better Than Life episode

I’ve been pissing in the wind

I chanced a foolish grin

And dribbled on m...

February 17, 2019


One painting can be a long journey. Two or three projects represent lifetimes in artist years. Think dog years and multiply by umpteen.
Showing so much in one show is in turns a happy blessing and an emotional Wurlitzer.

Here is a typical adjectival mapping from '...

February 2, 2019

Euphoric Intro:

Stick a fork in me I am a Prague Metro advertisement….done.

If you are reading this then you are probably about to receive (or have received) an official invite to the Vernissage of ‘Everything is a Metaphor for Everything Else on the 12th of Feb, 6pm at...

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