Category Archives: city

Frank Auerbach: painting uncertainty

Picking up on something I wrote a while back after visiting a major retrospective of Frank Auerbach’s work held at Tate Britain: Frank Auerbach creates a cathedral of perception and then invites his viewers to do the same in this … Continue reading

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Late night maneuvering for Open Studio 2013

Photograph: Ya2eed Kamaldien http://yazkam.wordpress.com/ What is it about the prospect of an open studio that pulls me back into the paint, has me reworking a painting that has been la2ily checking me out from a corner of the studio. Or how … Continue reading

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Thinking about Running and Painting

Sometimes I run to my studio along the Bosphorus. A way to get my vision tuned afresh. The fishing boats are out casting their yellow spirals and pitching their tents on the silvery plains. Hot sepia tea is being served … Continue reading

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Tinted windows

I had the completely novel experience of viewing my new studio from the waters of the Bosphoros. I remember reading somewhere in Orhan Pamuk that being able to view where one lives from the water, must change the perception of … Continue reading

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The blank page

I have moved from blogger to wordpress. It is part of that need for a fresh canvas, a white sheet of paper, the blank page. It coincides incidentally with a studio clear out. Unlike Francis Bacon  or Frank Auerbach whose … Continue reading

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A fresh look at a beautiful city

I was recently asked to write something about “beauty” for the January edition of the IWI International Women of Istanbul) magazine Lale so here it is… Venturing into landscape painting in the climate of contemporary art making is a perverse … Continue reading

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