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Dreams of Future Christmases

Carousel of light, a humming, spinning top delights with childhood memories….  

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A thought for Boxing Day, as we journey towards 2016, and beyond…

Jung about the Collective Unconscious The collective unconscious – so far as we can say anything about it at all  – appears to consist of mythological motifs or primordial images, for which reason the myths of all nations are its … Continue reading

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In Response to ‘The Windhover’ by Gerard Manley Hopkins

A Spiritual Flight, A Vision – An Awakening   The flight of many memories emerging merci- fully, within the realm of daylight, dawn, and daybreak, to drift, and glide before the rolling hills and meadows, across a chessboard, chequered with herds of … Continue reading

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November 28th Colour Art

Today’s inspiration is my all time favourite artist, Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Matisse first came to my attention through his Fauve Art paintings, which are wonderful works, but what really inspires me about his art is his textile designs. What impresses … Continue reading

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November 27th Colour Art

Today, I have turned my attention to James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). Whistler, an American-born painter, relocated to London in the 1850’s, where he produced many inspirational landscapes – in and around the borough of Chelsea. Although influenced by the French … Continue reading

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November 21st Colour Art

Today’s exercise is inspired by the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Gardens in St. Ives, Cornwall. These Sculture Gardens opened posthumously in 1976 to showcase Hepworth’s art in what is perhaps the most perfect position, her home studios in St. Ives. Placed … Continue reading

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November 20th Colour Art

My inspiration for today’s exercise is painting at its simplest level: hand and foot prints. I felt further Mary Stevenson’s ‘Footprints in the Sand’, and I have included this in my final piece. These inspire me because their simplicity speaks … Continue reading

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