Tag Archives: London

Sèvres at the Wallace Collection, London

At the Wallace Collection, located a few streets north of Selfridges in London, there are fine displays of Old Master paintings, 18th-century French art, arms and amour and a treasure trove of Sèvres 18th-century porcelain. The Wallace Collection is a … Continue reading

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21st April 2016 – 90 not out, but let’s remember . . .

There might be a few corners of the world where a certain birthday is going unnoticed, but that wouldn’t be Britain. Apparently, it’s a good news story and folk like a good news story. This morning I heard a radio … Continue reading

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I think I was there!

I recently exhibited at an art fair in Chelsea, London, and the promotional video has now been uploaded. A little word of warning it does contain several seconds of extremely fast cut rate – I’m guessing something to do with … Continue reading

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The Disintegration of Hilarion – a wall hanging

There was no doubt about it, most of the people that stopped to talk to me at the Parallax Art Fair last weekend were curious about my slightly unusual wall hanging. Older visitors remembered their grandmothers hooking or progging rag … Continue reading

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Parallax Art Fair – this weekend 13-14th Feb 2016

  I shall be at the Parallax Art Fair (G37) on both days – if you’re around the King’s Road area of London come in and say hello.  

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Exhibition Catalogue now online

As I’ve been very busy preparing my work for this show at the Chelsea Town Hall, London, I have only just noticed this catalogue has been uploaded! The whole catalogue of all artists exhibiting can be flicked through here. It’s … Continue reading

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Adaptive reuse – art school to apartments

When I was younger I spent a year attending evening classes at the St Martin’s School of Art in London. I mostly remember arriving at the Charing Cross Road entrance on dark and wet and windy nights although it couldn’t … Continue reading

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More than a museum – ostentatious Victorian living

Leighton House Museum in Kensington, London, is a sharp reminder that bling and an overt display of conspicuous consumption is certainly not a 21st-century phenomenon. This glorious, ornate house was the private home and studio of Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-96). … Continue reading

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Historical fiction, King Henry VIII and St James’s Palace

Last night the final episode of Wolf Hall left us in no doubt how terrifying it must have been to live at the court of King Henry VIII. The whole series, like the books (Wolf Hall and Bring Up the … Continue reading

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Renovating your way out of a recession

I am sure that there are new building projects being commenced all over the UK, but I was struck by the amount of renovation, rebuilding and new builds I saw last weekend in Central London. Of course, there is the … Continue reading

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Lions, unicorns and Hawksmoor’s last church

The parish church of St George, Bloomsbury, is a glorious example of English Baroque architecture. It was consecrated on the 28th January 1730 and is the last parish church designed by architect Nicholas Hawksmoor. Within 20 years the church with … Continue reading

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