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3rd Africa Fashion and Arts Festival

3rd Africa Fashion and Art Festival I had a fun filled fashionista evening a couple of weeks ago (on Nov 10th) darlings! I have been involved with the AFAF for the past 2 years. Last year I organised an Art Exhibition which ran concurrently with the Fashion Shows. This year I decided to paint the

Kala Nest, an artist group in Kathmandu, Nepal

I lived for a couple of years in Kathmandu, Nepal. Or to be more exact Patan, which is across the Bagmati river from Kathmandu itself and used to be considered a separate city. Patan is the place that the artists and artisans ply their trade and have their workshops. Families have been doing this ki

Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair

I recently participated in the Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair, which was held in a tented venue in the grounds of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, 11th to 13th May 2018. It took many weeks of intense work, not only to prepare the artworks to display, but also ensuring that they all arrived

First Blog, reflections on my artistic beginnings

In my first blog post I want to introduce myself to you, the visitors to my site. Hopefully some of you will find it interesting... As I write I have just turned 53 years old, so I think I can bring some perspective to my life and how it’s turned out so far. Looking back to my first memories

Observations on culture in a small town

Growing up in Nuneaton in the 1970's and 80's there wasn't much by way of visual culture, so the paintings I did notice made more of an impact on my young mind. There are 2 pictures I really remember from those days, one was a painting in the town's small Museum and Art Gallery and the other was a p

Art School: A tale of two cities

Art School: A tale of two cities  I first went to Art School at Bower Ashton in Bristol. I applied there as when I went on a visit I was impressed with the fact that, at that time, they still did metal casting. I hoped to combine learning traditional methods with my own creative ideas. However,