Archive for: July, 2016

Uncategorized July 9, 2016

LIFE STILL AND VITAL

The latest version of my still life: And an excerpt from Virginia Woolf’s marvellous short essay, ‘The Death of the Moth’, in which she describes the beauty, power and wonder of life and the mystery of death. It is given added poignancy by the fact that it was written late in her life and published

Uncategorized July 9, 2016

MUSEUM OF THE YEAR

On the V&A being named 2016 Museum of the Year The ‘loot’ of an empire’ s the proud V&A From the days of pink maps when Britain held sway So each acquisition And each free admission Takes us quite round the world in a day. And some photos I took on a recent visit to the V&A.

Uncategorized July 4, 2016

STILL LIFE

The brushes and oils want to paint I must go with their flow and impose no restraint Inert? The material Suggests things ethereal Such ease at the easel! I’d have no complaint. I have, as I promised myself, begun a still life and offer here a glimpse of the painting in progress.