May 032020
 
The Ingenious Gentleman

To celebrate the anniversary of Dad’s birthday, allow me to tell you about the unexpected recent emergence of 2 pieces of his artwork. During a holiday in North Devon in December 2019, I arranged to meet up with Dad’s good friend Gerard at the Burton Art Gallery cafe in Bideford (a favourite haunt of Artists read more…

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Sep 282019
 
Time and Tide - Hallelujah!

Hallelujah – it is done. A yacht may only be able to travel at a slow speed, while navigating tides and winds, but through making  persistent steady progress, oceanic distances are travelled. Since last writing, through illness, whirlwhinds, obstacles, and upheavals of one kind and another, I have now completed cataloguing,  scanning, photographing, or editing read more…

May 032015
 
Tuesday's Child

To remember Graham’s Birthday date today, I’m  sharing this painting from my private collection: “Midsummer”. A Tuesday’s child, Graham was, indeed,  “full of grace” – a quality that is exhibited in this dynamic flowing picture. The figure is elemental, dark skinned, dynamically positioned centre stage, with limbs energetically akimbo. The painting seems to embody the read more…

Apr 292014
 
Calypso

In celebration of having added 108 pieces of artwork to the database,  I have included this new image in the website’s  Cut Outs gallery. One of a short series of  abstract and mythical paper “cut outs”, which Dad created, this  is entitled “Calypso” – a nymph in Greek mythology. Calypso as a mythical figure is read more…

Mar 162014
 
Tiles with a difference

From original scans of the collection we have of over 20 ceramic painted tiles,  all five galleries of “Painted Tiles” on the website have now been populated.  These ceramic tiles were painted when Graham was focused on doing a range of geometrical pieces during the 1990′s, which included work on objet’s d’art. Two of the read more…

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Jan 032014
 
2014 - A Year of Colour and Poetic Excerpts

So it’s been very quiet here, I realise – life has been rather busy, and other activities have had to take precedence. I found the time to create another annual calendar for the family with pre-printed birthdays, which was great – and easy to do, at Vistaprint. Seeking out the colourful images, I created a read more…

Jun 182013
 
Painted Breadboards

I had the pleasure of having the generous assistance of Anita, a friend from choir,  helping me do some artwork recording for a few hours on Monday.  Anita creates multi-media artwork and has a website you can visit at http://www.anitadraper.org.uk.Anita’s fresh view, unencumbered by our family history, coupled with a bright enthusiasm, made the task read more…

May 092013
 

I’ve been through everything I have access to this week, so I can see the edges of the task, which has a sense of relief and completion about it. On the basis of knowing what kinds of things there are (14 kinds of artwork, 12 kinds of writings) and the rough totals of all (over read more…