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MA Show 2017 – review

Today, I took my seven-year-old son to see the Wolverhampton Art School MA Show 2017 at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery.  We spent an hour looking around the artworks on show.  Later, over lunch, I asked him what his favourite piece … Continue reading

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The story of the red-and-black silk pants

On my travels around Newport today, looking for beauty, I came across a pair of red-and-black silk pants. The paints had been left / flung / abandoned next to Travis Perkins Builder’s Merchants at some point before 11.18am on Monday … Continue reading

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Beauty in Newport – it exists to those that seek it

Two years ago I went out one day and sought beauty in Telford. Two years ago, I found some beauty in Telford. Admittedly, not a great deal, but some. I wrote about that beauty. Today, I felt inspired by a … Continue reading

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Art galleries should allow solo entry only

In an ideal world, or parallel universe if not in an ideal world (or is that the same thing?), art galleries would allow solo entry only. Last weekend I went to Washington D.C. for a short holiday. While I was … Continue reading

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More musings on the nature of creativity

Today I came across this quote in an article I read online about how Facebook uses algorithms to manipulate our thinking.  So, without irony, I asked Facebook what they thought (by Facebook, I mean my circle of friends, my Dunbar’s … Continue reading

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Graduation Day – strive for imperfection

Today, I graduated. Today, I got to wear a cap and gown, sit, clap a lot, walk across a stage, smile, and sit and clap a lot more. It was ace. I loved it. I loved every minute of it. … Continue reading

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The identity crisis continues, but does it matter?

My current artistic journey began in the autumn of 2012 when I started a Foundation Degree at Shrewsbury College (in fact, what launched this blog). At that time, I was a painter. Then, as I began my studies, I became … Continue reading

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