November 14, 2019

I last visited Amsterdam on a couple of occasions in the early 1960's. But that was on a Triumph Tigress Scooter over 55 years ago. The Rijksmuseum hasn't changed a lot since those days and the new Stedelijk Museum is well worth a visit to those interested in modern ar...

November 3, 2011

Sometimes in a moment of reflection, I look at one of my wall mounted paintings and ask myself “why did I paint that?” Usually, the only good reason I can come up with is “because I wanted to paint it at the time”.

This begs the question “why do I paint?” The sheer enjo...

January 5, 2011

With the recent deep snow falls and low temperatures over Christmas, my normal activities were temporarily suspended. One day, while enjoying a cup of tea and dreamily looking out the window, the wonder of the snow covered natural world suddenly jolted my imagination.

A...

June 14, 2010

Exhibiting at the Portico Library and Gallery in Manchester got me thinking about the relationship between the painter and the writer.

Painting is a universal "language" understood by all humans. Serious painters think of the visual effect that the finished work will ha...

February 2, 2010

Some of the latest published research on brain function (Iain McGilchrist – The Master and his Emissary - 2009 Yale University Press) suggests that the two hemispheres of an individual brain have evolved to operate partly in conflict with each other. Strange thing huma...

March 5, 2009

Last week we held the UK book launch for ‘Ross – A Journey into Art’, along with an exhibition of my paintings, at the Art Décor Gallery in Whalley. The book launch was a great success for us, followed the next evening by a charity event in aid of Westholme School. Tha...

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