Arts Chat

RA Summer Exhibition

This is my son Oliver and my submission for the 2022 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. The theme called for was ‘climate’ and we thought we’d hit a winner with this work. Unfortunately, not and we would really like to know why. Taking a sheet of black card I painted the clouds, moon, and waves and undersea. MDF formed the books which I painted the covers on. The dollar yacht is a real US dollar. The melting pages represent ice with the last book calving into the warm water. The pages were made with jesomite and folded up card was impressed into the wet jesomite to form the pages. Painted on top. The sand at the seabed was taken from the New Forest Beaulieu Estate Park Shore beach (thank you Lord Montagu). So – refused for the RA Summer Exhibition. We … Continue reading RA Summer Exhibition

Women in Art

‘Women in Art’ : This talk is available for any organisation that would like an ‘alternative’ narrative on how the female form, woman and women in general have been employed or exploited as a motif to give art a role and purpose. I could have concentrated simply on listing women artists and their works from Renaissance times with such as Artemisia Gentileschi through 19th Century’s Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot and more recent times such as Georgia O’Keefe, Cindy Sherman, Tracey Emin, Laura Knight and Barbara Hepworth for instance. We could have considered how male artists depicted women as subject matters through the ages and similarly with female artists’ depiction of the female form. Instead, I chose to look at the depiction of women as motifs employed or exploited to enhance giving the art work a point of purpose. So … Continue reading Women in Art