Thursday, May 31, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
I wish to say a big thank you to all who attended and showed an interest in mine and other artists’ works on the stand. Your comments were wonderful and greatly appreciated. Quite often an artist doesn’t get to hear directly from the public as they tend to spend so much time in isolation, so it was a welcome change to get such positive feedback on such a large scale (I estimate we had upwards of a thousand people through the stand over the two days!).
Special thanks goes, of course, to Heidi Wardman of the Round Town News for her perfectly timed article in the paper which brought so many TJ fans to the show. I was overwhelmed by the amount of visitors who had come specifically to meet me and see my latest works in the flesh, so to speak.
Also, I wish to thank a couple of visitors to the show who purchased the limited edition print I donated to the charity auction. Maggie and Pete - your generosity was amazing! I thank you so much and hope you enjoy the picture for many years of retirement to come.
Finally, although the paintings put on show were actually meant to get their first viewing in Hamburg (Judy insisted we exhibit them in the show as soon as she saw them), I have to say the positive reactions received over the images have encouraged me to publish them here for all the viewers of this blog to have a peek at as well. A sort of pre-exhibition if you like. If any of my regular readers happen to be in the Hamburg area in the next week, I would be delighted if you called in to the gallery on the opening night (Friday 8th June) and said hello.
'To A Silent Assembly' 50cm x 61cm
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Hi TJ, Thank you so much for the print. I found your work so exciting, mysterious and inspiring, I wish I could afford an original. I shall certainly keep an eye on your web site for future purchases. Your work inspired me as I said but I am too rigid with my use of colour, probably from my watercolour education at school. I have sent you a few examples of my first attempts and would welcome any comments, positive or negative, because I am just having ago and not attending any night school classes at the moment, time restrictions and lack of appropriate classes. The watercolour of the boat has not come out very well, it is however, one that I really like as it has a translucent quality, which I achieved more with luck than skill. Please don't laugh too much at them!!!!!
Hi Jane, print on its way. You should have it within a few days. Let me know when it arrives, and what you think.
Okay - quick critique on your paintings.....
I like them!
Hi TJ, Thanks for the comments, you made me view my work in a very different light. I am very self critical and never satisfied with my work, it never reaches my expectations! I am doing a painting of one of the lakes at the moment and will let you see it later. Jane
Thanks Jane. Most artists tend to be extremely critical, myself included! But I do feel that the 'lows' always make the 'highs' so much better!
Looking forward to your next work with anticipation.
Saturday, May 5, 2007
Like a counterweight unbalanced
and distanced from the centre point
Centri - fugued half beats
offset at orchestration’s core
Like helter - skeltered spirals
and descended to hell’s depths itself
Concentric inward circles known
only in memories now finally left
Like the mind’s eye blinded
and dittoed by the mental degradation
Concentrated by watered down thoughts
oft held aloft by knowing looks and loathing
Like dementia laden bovine
and dented cells encased in cotton wool
Countered words are all around
occulted by the flashes of occasional sanity
Like a Saturday morning head
and the graphic recollection reel
Cantankerous in our deploring
obliterated by mass hysteria’s publicists
Like a painting skewed awry
and amputated dreams cut away from hope
Chastising mental illness robs us
opinions split as wide as the mind concerned
Like a prized melon sluiced
and sold by the pounded portion
Charitable notions abounded
onward step the ignorant footed foes
Like all I have endured entombed
and still no sense of final scene played out
Calling out for help is lost
on the breezes sighing breathlessness
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Here is a quote relating to their philosophy in regard to art -
"The 'Art Points': A route along the Spanish Levante, composed of selected high quality public locations with a very own character, where the art is exhibited directly to the public.The artists have been selected by our curator, who is himself an artist with an impressive and enviable curriculum vitae, to guarantee quality as well as diversity. The Art points were selected with care with the intention always to offer always the best quality and to bring the art nearer to the public in a dynamic pattern. Our exhibitions run non-stop, are almost continuously open and take place in different places at the same time. Besides the promotion and sale of the art-works, the emphasis lies on creativity in all its artistic expressions."
Many thanks to all involved for their unceasing efforts on the Spanish art scene.
Time to get back to work.........