Thursday, February 22, 2007

Adams Chair 1

Labels: ,

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

'Accension of The Malingerer'

Crayon, Watercolour paint and Gum Arabic
49. x 65. cm

Labels: , , ,

Friday, February 16, 2007

Malingerer Update

The picture is slowly developing. I have at times tried to speed up my work to no avail. I need time to think before I paint.

Labels: , ,

Arts Council Debate

Arts Council England have produced an on-line debate/consultation on the future of public investment in the "ARTS".

I have, in the past, done the research,found subsidery sources of support/income, written a proposal for funding for a project and recieved "advice" from the 'ARC + Advise' advisor at OVADA in Oxford. The bottom line was that I had no status as an artist so would be unlikely to receive any significant funds for my work. So I have gone back to producing work which has a realistic chance of paying for itself direstly.

Lindesay Irvine asks in The Guardian's art blog:

"So why is ACE so keen to find out what the broader public wants? It may be that this is a more or less cosmetic exercise, designed to make an inescapably elitist organisation appear "accountable". The press officer I spoke to was keen to stress that this was a "deliberative" exercise, that other "stakeholders" such as arts professionals will also be consulted, and that it's way too early to say exactly how much influence public opinion will be given."

I feel that, for good or bad, judge the work not the artist.


Sunday, February 11, 2007

The early snow at Lucy's Door

We had covering snow. I went out in the dark of the early morning to enjoy unsullied snow.

Labels: ,

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

The Queens Head Website

Good news! The Queens Head website is back along with "Lorna's Gallery". You can find me having a pint there early evenings on Fridays.


Further Work on the Malingerer

Close up

Labels: , ,

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Preparatory Work

Labels: ,