One of my favourite artists, Salvador Dali, was born on this day (May 11th) in 1904. Sometimes I add seashells, sand, and all sorts of material to my pictures, and it was Dali who inspired me to do that: he used to glue stones to his paintings. This one is called ‘Soar’ and I painted…… Continue reading May meditation
Today I put holes in these tin cans then filled each one with horse manure and soil to act as a nursery for seeds. The allotments are in a huge field, and my plot is very exposed. Being at a windy part of the site keeps me cautious: I want to make sure that all…… Continue reading Tin cans and potato mash
Photo: Joe Kilroy. A few days ago I was admiring the landscape from a train when I saw a red squirrel. Exciting! In childhood I used to watch squirrels leaping about on the hillside trees outside my bedroom windows like foxy-coated trapeeze artists. There is something exhilerating about their movements. When I got home I…… Continue reading Red squirrells and us.
This is a picture that I made using mixed media on paper. It is unfinished, yet I am content to leave it exactly as it is. The expression “Art is never finished, only abandoned” has been attributed to Leonardo Da Vinci and many others, but it actually came into being because of the words of…… Continue reading Paint, poetry, philosophy…and a mouse.