Monthly Archives: October 2014

Spotting Tracey Emin

I went to see the Tracey Emin exhibition at The White Cube. I am bemused by her work. It seems so slight and tentative compared to her persona. You feel puzzled about what it is all about – there is … Continue reading

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Sigmar Polke

I am very interested in the big German names in art: Keifer, Richter, because of the way they use materials so brilliantly. I went to see the Polke exhibition at Tate modern last week. It is very interesting to see … Continue reading

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Lee Krasner inspiration

When I was in New York a few weeks ago I got to a Lee Krasner exhibition at the Jewish Museum. This was a great chance to see her work in the flesh. I really like her fine surfaces, and … Continue reading

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Cy Twombly study

I saw an advert for a Cy Twombly show in an art magazine. I was interested in the calligraphic marks in the paint, so I had a go myself, trying out some different oil painting media. I should explain I … Continue reading

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Framed light

One of the things that I was examining was the behaviour of paint, from the tube, and getting pure translucent colour. This piece started out as an exercise to do just that, and also in making brush strokes. It turned … Continue reading

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My painting this year

I’ve been exploring abstract expressionism over the spring and summer. I made my own canvases and experimented with different paint techniques. I was prompted to go in this direction by the exhibition of Helen Frankenthaler’s work in Margate at the … Continue reading

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Starting a new course

I am back at the City Lit again, doing a year long course called Creative Practice: Personal Project. This is run by Ian Tucknott and Simon English. I am hoping that it will teach me how to approach my art … Continue reading

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