Last year’s visit to the Baltic on the bank of the River Tyne in Newcastle gave me a chance to see the work of two artists, both new to me: Tony Swain and Ida Ekblad. It is a contemporary gallery and past visits have challenged and rewarded me. This was no different. I need your … More Exhibitions at the Baltic, Newcastle
Just a few Mondays ago I wished I was still in paid work. Really? Well, only for the early morning conversations. “What did you do on the weekend?” I had had the BEST weekend, so probably better that I didn’t go in to work that Monday. (Murdered with Paper Cuts by Jealousy in the Photocopying … More Inside Sheffield
Look away now! if you don’t want to see something bright, quirky, conversational, colourful, entertaining, bouncy, bubbly, amusing and Beautiful! It is “Two Pugs, Sharrowvale Road” by Victoria at Neo Watercolour. From Sheffield UK 2013! We are proud owners of a limited edition giclee print (‘fast-tracked from the UK’ and recently retrieved from the framer)! … More Drum roll……………………It’s Neo Watercolour!
A recent trip to Inverness revealed an entirely different side to the city from the one we saw on our last trip. This time we were lucky enough to stay at Ardgarry BnB and were advised by our host to try the Ness Island Walk. The ring route takes about 2 hours depending upon the starting point, but … More Have you ever been to the Ness Islands?
Just half an hour’s walk from the old Richmond Railway Station, along the River Swale will take you to the grand ruins of Easby Abbey. Wikipedia suggests that the Abbey was founded in 1152. In the grounds of the Abbey is the little church of St Agatha. Parts of that building are thought to pre-date … More A treasure in North Yorkshire
One of the week’s oops moments and a chastening reminder that pressure can engender carelessness happened this morning. Like the beautiful Aquarius (but attired in fleecy clothing) I carted water downstairs to wash the studio window. As I put down the bucket of water with added methylated spirits I noticed that there were pools of … More The moon is waning (things are looking up)
A couple of blogs this week have inspired me to step back into Tate Liverpool. Arriving in the UK at dawn after the 21 hour journey plus the 5 hours in transit has almost ruined London for me. It is a hit-the-ground-running (on empty) experience. In 2010 it was difficult to do the Tate Modern … More HOORAY 4 Tate Liverpool!