Painting on found wood: Graham Rich

Sailing artist/sculptor Graham Rich paints pictures of water and boats from driftwood found at water edges.  Their surface recalls memories and prompts a painting idea, which is painted and scratched onto the surface, with a resultant sense of texture. Video by Topsham TV found on Youtube “A Visual Correspondence with Ian Hamilton Finlay” Devon-based Graham maintainedContinue reading “Painting on found wood: Graham Rich”

KNITTING: Release the Chickens!

Fun fact: Hue Loco is an indie dyer who makes some of her yarn in collections called “Backyard Chickens”, based on the colours in the hens and roosters in her backyard. Colourways Can you name the chicken related to each colourway shown below?!   The answers are on her website on on the video whichContinue reading “KNITTING: Release the Chickens!”

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 groupContinue reading “Scottish nature drawings – Angie Lewin”

Loyalty and Kindness – Drawn IN (Carole Bury)

  http://cheltenhamgroupartists.org/gallery_657235.html#photos_id=13772077   Both a beautiful statement and illustration, by artist Carole Bury.  You can see more of her work on her website http://www.carolebury.com.  She works through fine art, paper, textiles, drawings, often with the subject of birds and flight and associated emotions of joy and release. “As my pencils and charcoal dance and skitterContinue reading “Loyalty and Kindness – Drawn IN (Carole Bury)”

30 mins hanging out with Native American poet

Came across this small, independent film recently, of Jim Northrup.  In the film, he takes us the viewer through his experience of living from nature, the seasons, and we sit in the audience as he story tells through poems.  Engaging, intriguing, entertaining – and enlivened by questions and answers. http://www.folkstreams.net/film,239 “Jim Northrup with reservations”  Film byContinue reading “30 mins hanging out with Native American poet”