Friday, November 17, 2006

Big Rock - the place to stay in Porthmadog

If any of you are ever visiting Snowdonia in Wales then I can highly recommend staying at the Big Rock Cafe in Porthmadog. Wonderful food, friendly atmosphere and best of all, my art is on the walls! Chuckle. They are still working on their web-site so I can't give you a link just yet but as soon as it is up I'll post it.

I can barely move in my house at the moment. My art supplier was having a sale so I ordered about four months supply of canvases. That's about 500 canvases in total. (Did I mention I was prolific??) Mind you, quite a few of them are smallish and are used for triptyches. I have a new load of circular canvases to play with. Here is my first circular three piece.

Power Down

Thursday, November 16, 2006

To New York and back

Winter is setting in again but strangely enough when I visited New York a couple of weeks ago, it was surprisingly balmy. Not quite t-shirt and shorts weather but definitely not as cold as I was expecting.
Central Park

It's always a pleasure to visit the Big Apple and I stayed with Diane Casey and her husband Jason again. Such good fun. We sure know how to make one another laugh! I took my son Toby with me as a treat for his 19th birthday and as he has pretty much spent his entire life in a small Welsh village, it was amusing to watch his reaction to the bustle of the city. He loved it.
I got the opportunity to see some of Diane's recent art. She really is a stunningly good artist. And desperately undiscovered I could cry. Her work wouldn't look out of place in MoMA and yet she remains in the depths of obscurity like me. S'not fair. Here is a link to her Ebay listings. See for yourself.
I'm just about recovered from the jet-lag of the return journey. For some reason it really hit me hard this time and my sleep pattern is still a bit off. No worries. I can paint any time of day or night so it doesn't really matter.
I've been working on some circular canvases recently. Here are a few of my latest.

Enigma Variations

Rock Steady