Writings

Print Magic

Print Magic

Brighton Pier next to its Fine Art Print As I prepared my prints for the Brighton Artists Open Houses this month, promoted them on social media and continued to talk about them with visitors to the Magic Lamp house, I received lots of lovely feedback and no little curiousity about how I get my prints "looking so good." I'd like to say it's magic, but the truth is that it takes time, patience and money - and the magic is only in the final result. First comes THE ARTWORK. It is time consuming, meticulous and demanding work - but I...

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Animal Totems: Mullet / Fish

Animal Totems: Mullet / Fish

Now your dreaming is mullet. Mullet is travelling ocean to ocean, creek to creek, river to river. Representing you and I when we travel, looking for our destiny. - Wukun Wanambi, British Museum exhibition "Larrakitj" - April 2016 In the time it takes me to bring a work from first idea to final brushstroke it's meaning to me can change many times over and back again before I've blinked. It is an endless tidal cycle of insights and understandings that come and go, pulling and tugging at the differences between what I think and what I feel in any given...

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Meditation on Stars

Meditation on Stars

I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night. - Galileo I think a lot about stars as I paint. All those stars in my paintings - they take a long time to paint. I spent 18 hours on the stars in Medvednica Magic (some of which are pictured above) and near to 25 hours on the stars in Untethered. When I first drafted this post I didn't know it, but I would spend over 40 hours painting the stars in Phoenix Dreams. As I paint them, in two hour allotments over several days, weeks, and...

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