Flower paintings completed in the alla prima style- my preferred method of painting. Done in workshops with Graham Drendel who gave invaluable advice and feedback.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Friday, June 1, 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018
I looked at it prior to the trip, and have just looked at again, and can really recommend it for people interested in this beautiful country
Saturday, May 5, 2018
A very powerful work by Shirin Neshat called "Our House is on Fire" at the Modern Art Museum in Qatar. Through portraits of those who lost their loved ones in the Egyptian 2011 revolution she shows the anguish of familes dealing with loss and the personal sacrifices made in the struggle for change.
One of the reasons for visiting Doha, Qatar was to see an exhibition by Ai Wei Wei. Called Laundromat, it was an installation of items of clothing left behind by refugees in a temporary camp during their attempts to enter Europe. On the walls were photos taken by the artist when he visited the camp. On the floor a print out of a newsfeed about the plight of refugees all over the world. A video recording the story of the camp at Idomemi. It was overwhelming due to the poignancy of the images and the feeling of being immersed in the story.