Hi there, and many thanks for looking up this website! I've created this blog page, just to let you know what I'm up to, news on my art, where you can see my art when exhibitions come up etc. I intend to keep popping back and adding to this a couple of times a month or so, or when news and updates come in. Remember, I do have Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts, just click on the icons on the other pages of this website to pop over to them.
Currently, as I write this, the Coronavirus situation is still raging across the planet. I do hope you are keeping safe and well during this awful time. My thoughts and prayers are with all those who're suffering from this awful virus, and their families and friends. I also have a huge amount of respect and thanks to those in the medical profession, the support staff, and all those doing the essential work to keep society running at this dangerous and frightening time.
I often wonder how important art is, when society is facing such a huge challenge. Art isn't going to stop the actions of a microscopic virus. However, art is important to us as humans. It can give comfort, it can convey a message, it can show support, and it can be a chink of light at a very dark time. To me as an artist, its hugely important. I cannot operate properly unless each day I create something, whether that be a drawing, painting or a small sculptural piece. My art brought me out of a very dark place, when I felt as though I'd been thrown on the scrapheap, classed as "ill health retired" by the organisation I worked for. Slowly my world shrunk. I knew or saw less people. I slowly became a phantom. However, I still had my powers to create art. So here I am, alone, creating my art even now.
So, if you're reading this, be creative. Do some art, don't worry about it, just do it. It can be very therapeutic at a dark time. Most of all - be safe.