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Drawing the line

Heading back into the studio, pots of glaze lined up on the table, all geared up to paint Jane’s pots; what a treat. Another good way to get back into things if you got out of them is to go … Continue reading

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What do you do when you are not working?

Curator and writer Douglas Dreishpoon from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo in the US has got me thinking. Trace this back to my friend Isin, whose Masters/ PHD in Curatorship I have been proof reading, and the reason I have … Continue reading

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Walkabout in Istanbul

Tomorrow I conduct a “walkabout” of my exhibition “Ships and Dreams” currently showing at Arnavutkoy Gallery in Arnavutkoy, Istanbul. Where I come from it is fairly common practice to return to your exhibition after its opening, at a designated time … 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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the road to damascus

Return from Syria again aware that what has been captured in my notebooks needs an out. What remains as I am once again buffeted on the pavements of Istanbul, is a sense of newness, compositions that configure in my minds … Continue reading

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