Embroidery, poetry, photography

Maria Wigley combines embroidered handwriting with poetry and photography.  If the thought of that excites you half as much as it thrills me, then don’t miss her website   As an arts college tutor, Maria has thought much about her art and is able to pull out of her bag the quote: “Painting is silent poetry and poetry is painting that speaks” Plutarch. Also, she … Continue reading Embroidery, poetry, photography

Encourage curators!

I’ve just been very encouraged to get this feedback on my exhibition, “Signs of Life” (currently showing in Edinburgh at St Andrew’s and St George’s West): “I spent almost an hour this afternoon at the Signs of Life exhibition with the audio guide on my phone. I had looked at the paintings/photos before, but the explanations, readings and poems brought the whole experience to life … Continue reading Encourage curators!

Angie Lewin, exhibition

Scottish nature drawings – Angie Lewin

There will be a new Angie Lewin exhibition: Wednesday 2nd May – 2nd June 2018 The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh “Spey Path and Strandline”.   Circles, feathers and feather-like leaves abound in this collection of watercolours.  Also known for her strong graphic images as a printer, Angie recently exhibited at City Art Centre, in a group show with a few friends, “A Fine Line”. Previously written … Continue reading Scottish nature drawings – Angie Lewin

Fashion, Art, dance, music

Here at ,& we are all about the arts mixed, and the arts mixed with life – hence our tagline “,& the continuing conversation between life and Art”. So we love this. Tracie Cheng‘s drawings on flowing fabrics, dance across a field in fashion by Arret Studio, Shanghai. Video by Derryck Menere. Subtle, beautiful, moving.   Creative Takeaway Do you write words or paint or … Continue reading Fashion, Art, dance, music

start small – Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter works across a wide variety of textures and formats: painting over photographs, painting from photographs but blurring, mirrors, versions of a major Titian painting…… where do you even begin? On what basis do you choose your format? I choose depending on the way I feel; randomly, in other words. When I haven’t done anything for a long time, I always start small, on paper. … Continue reading start small – Gerhard Richter