Heatwave drawings and films – of fire and flood

Wikipedia The 2022 United Kingdom heatwaves were part of several heatwaves across Europe and North Africa. The United Kingdom experienced three heatwaves; the first was for three days in June, the second for three days in July, and the third for six days in August. These were periods of unusually hot weather caused by risingContinue reading “Heatwave drawings and films – of fire and flood”

The Looking Classes are back! Drawing and exploring….

It’s been quite a while since I ran any art classes and many people have asked when I will do it again. So here we go.cI have put together a programme that offers a range of drawing experiences, both indoors and outdoors. cYou can see the details of times and venues on the dedicated workshopContinue reading “The Looking Classes are back! Drawing and exploring….”

Hello world! The birds and wifi have reconnected me!

Two weeks ago I moved into a new home. Same village, different house, from a tiny pretty house with views of the Severn, to an unattractive (outside) house with double the amount of light and space and a studio at the bottom of the garden. Since lugging my life belongings across the threshold, I haveContinue reading “Hello world! The birds and wifi have reconnected me!”

Bev ‘D’… Artist film gets selected!

Extract from composer Andrew Heath’s newsletter. Sign up here! Below is a pic of Andrew and I taken on Friday at Severn Worlding are SVA Gallery, John Street, Stroud. I also have a show in Newnham on Severn in SevernsidePress Guest house, as part of farOpen Studios. Checkout exhibitions page for opening times. Visit farOpenContinue reading “Bev ‘D’… Artist film gets selected!”

Sharing territories – learning from the birds

I have become a keen observer of the bird behaviour that I witness in my garden. And I realise that because I own my garden, it is therefore my territory.  The birds have a different perspective, literally, because they arrive and leave from the sky, not a door. They visit the garden – not me.Continue reading “Sharing territories – learning from the birds”

Tidying up my studio, listening to Norton lecture by William Kentridge

Tidying up my studio, listening to one of William Kentridge’s lecture as part of the Norton series, on YouTube. As I tidy up my studio, I listen and watch, though listening is priority as I need to look at what I am keeping, and what I am throwing away. His lecture, In Praise of Shadows,Continue reading “Tidying up my studio, listening to Norton lecture by William Kentridge”

blackbirds & blackboards

Firstly, blackbirds. Last year I wrote a blogpost about my relationship with a female blackbird that grew over summer 2021. By the end of the year I rarely saw her, but a young male with a slash of white on the edge of his left wing began to visit the garden looking for food. LastContinue reading “blackbirds & blackboards”

Two exhibitions – one either side of the Severn – last chance to see them

Very rarely have I been involved in two exhibitions on both sides of the Severn on the same dates! Both end on Sunday 27th March – the Old Passage exhibition in Arlingham and, across the river further along the estuary, the Severn Sisters show at 7Q in Chepstow. So whichever side of the Severn youContinue reading “Two exhibitions – one either side of the Severn – last chance to see them”