• Raspberry

    Continuing with my research, I've gone back a few years to some work I did on World War I, specifically an 'observation' made of a trench map and graphite paintings using that map as a basis for the work. I've always liked the idea of using the map format as it articulates both the idea of place and of someone in that place. Combining it … Continue Reading

    Raspberry
  • Tokens and Shadows

    A while ago I made some sketches at Shotover Wood, tracing shadows with ink. Thinking back to these and with regards the work I'm currently making, I looked again at these sketches and applied the idea of the quick, gestural painting to the patterns. The shadow paintings, like the related video work, were themselves about absence, of time … Continue Reading

    Tokens and Shadows
  • Patterns Seeping (II)

    Following on from a previous blog ('Patterns Seeping') I've been working on a few preliminary sketches using some fabric I recently purchased. The idea of the work is to show how when one is looking at an object (or any relic of the past), the mind tries to take that object back into the spaces it once occupied many years - maybe centuries - ago, … Continue Reading

    Patterns Seeping (II)
  • ‘Missded’ 4 – Tokens

    Having completed stitching the 'Missded' 4 canvas, I have now cut it up into tokens. … Continue Reading

    ‘Missded’ 4 – Tokens
  • Patterns seeping

    With my latest set of tokens (for 'Missded' 4) I wanted to work with a few of them and try something new. As I've stated before, the tokens - the originals on which they're based at the Foundling Museum - represent an individual given up; an individual made absent. They were the means by which the mother could claim her child back if she were once … Continue Reading

    Patterns seeping
  • Cut Paintings

    I have some old paintings which have for many years been stored in a shed. I have nowhere else to put them and the shed is needed for other things. So having removed the canvases from the frames (the canvases were little worse for wear as a result of their not-ideal storage) I looked at the 'Missded' work I've done and wondered if they - the … Continue Reading

    Cut Paintings
  • ‘Missded’ 4

    I've finally finished stitching the fourth in the 'Missded' series of stitched works which I began some time ago. The complete piece, prior to being cut into 'tokens' can be seen below. … Continue Reading

    ‘Missded’ 4
  • Locks III

    Progressing the images from my previous post, I've started to arrive at something more akin to what I had in mind from the outset. The first in these three images in particular has the subtlety I am after, and, combining the three 'locks' gave me even more - something not entirely obvious once compressed for the web. There's something … Continue Reading

    Locks III

Artist’s Blog

Raspberry

Raspberry

Continuing with my research, I’ve gone back a few years to some work I did on World War I, specifically …
Tokens and Shadows

Tokens and Shadows

A while ago I made some sketches at Shotover Wood, tracing shadows with ink. Thinking back to these and with …
Patterns Seeping (II)

Patterns Seeping (II)

Following on from a previous blog (‘Patterns Seeping’) I’ve been working on a few preliminary sketches using some fabric I …
'Missded' 4 - Tokens

‘Missded’ 4 – Tokens

Having completed stitching the ‘Missded’ 4 canvas, I have now cut it up into tokens …
Patterns seeping

Patterns seeping

With my latest set of tokens (for ‘Missded’ 4) I wanted to work with a few of them and try …
Cut Paintings

Cut Paintings

I have some old paintings which have for many years been stored in a shed. I have nowhere else to …
'Missded' 4

‘Missded’ 4

I’ve finally finished stitching the fourth in the ‘Missded’ series of stitched works which I began some time ago. The …
Locks III

Locks III

Progressing the images from my previous post, I’ve started to arrive at something more akin to what I had in mind …
Locks II

Locks II

Following a post I wrote back in 2017 (Locks) I’ve been looking again at the idea of creating small works …
'Missded' 2 - Tokens

‘Missded’ 2 – Tokens

Having completed the stitching for ‘”Missded’ 2″, I’ve now cut it up to create the ‘tokens’ shown below …
My Son's Drawings II

My Son’s Drawings II

I’ve written before about how I find inspiration in my young son’s drawings, or in how he draws. He drew …
'Missded' 2

‘Missded’ 2

I recently completed the third (although titled as the second) in my series of stitched works based on drawings completed …
'Missded' 3 - Tokens

‘Missded’ 3 – Tokens

Having completed the stitching for ‘”Missded’ 3″, I’ve now cut it up to create the ‘tokens’ shown below …
'Missded' 3

‘Missded’ 3

I’ve finally completed another of the stitched works – “‘Missded’ 3”. Below is the original drawing made by me and …
'Missded' 1 - A Framed Token

‘Missded’ 1 – A Framed Token

When one of the ‘tokens’ is put in a frame, it becomes a thing in its own right; a fragment still, but …
Morning Has Broken

Morning Has Broken

Following on from my last post, I’ve now completed all the tokens along with another piece comprising some of them …
Tokens of absence

Tokens of absence

A few months ago I visited the Foundling Hospital in London, established in 1739 to receive and care for abandoned children …
'Missded' 1, stitched

‘Missded’ 1, stitched

The stitched versions of my son’s drawings are objects which, in contrast to the quickly made drawings on which they’re …
More Little Words

More Little Words

Leading on from my last post about my son’s scribbled post-it notes, I looked again at the tracings I made …
Three Little Words

Three Little Words

Iris created a treasure hunt for me and Eliot; a trail of post-it notes stuck around the flat, each containing a clue as …
Spaces In Between

Spaces In Between

Much of my work of the last ten years or so has been to do with the past, with imagining a moment …
'Missded' 3

‘Missded’ 3

The latest in a series of works entitled ‘Missded’. Photos below show original drawing, tracing and template drawn onto canvas …
'Missded' 2

‘Missded’ 2

Second piece showing original drawing, tracing and template drawn onto canvas …
'Missded' 1

‘Missded’ 1

The images below show the three stages (so far completed) of the first in a series of works entitled “Missded” …
Locks

Locks

Following on from my last post, the images below show tracings I made of the same drawings made with my son, …
Tracings

Tracings

When you’re a father, separated from your children a few days each week, the things you do with your children …
My Son's Paintings

My Son’s Paintings

As a proud father I love my son’s paintings. If they were but monochrome blobs – which they sometimes are …
Writing Shadows

Writing Shadows

On Tuesday I made my way to Shotover to work on a piece I’ve been thinking about for quite some …
Samuel Borton's Post Chaises

Samuel Borton’s Post Chaises

Yesterday I received an email regarding some research I’d done on my 6x Great-Grandfather Samuel Borton (1706-1769) owner of the …
Dawid Sierakowiak

Dawid Sierakowiak

I visited Auschwitz in October 2006 and explored my reaction over the course of my MA in Contemporary Art (completed …
Pitchipoi

Pitchipoi

I’ve read many books about the Holocaust, but that written by Marceline Loridan-Ivens, But You Did Not Come Back, is one of …
Latest Tree Drawings

Latest Tree Drawings

I’ve been working on a series of drawings for a while now, the development of which can be seen in …