Tuesday, 23 October 2012
This is Sam the Work Experience slave. He is working with me in the studio this week in an attempt to gain some relevant experiences of working life. I stifle a chuckle at this juncture. He is doing Scottish Highers next (A level equivalent I think) so still has some time to figure out an easier way to make a living than being a visual artist. It's been such a long time since I did my work experience in a theatre in Yorkshire that I had forgotten that daunting time of life when one is faced with important choices about the future. He seems like a bright lad and I'm sure he will be fine.
Can't use a staple gun for shit though.
He has worked hard so far and has made me two very well primed canvases. It kind of makes me want an assistant or apprentice fulltime.
I will have work at The Affordable Art Fair in Battersea, London Thursday to Sunday this week
There Will also be the Edinburgh Art Fair soon and The Coburg House Open studios coming up soon for some bargains. More on that laters min.
Saturday, 20 October 2012
Sunday, 14 October 2012
Sunday, 7 October 2012
I am just back from Poznan in Poland where I was visiting my talented artist friend John Vanston Smyth. Here is a photo of me, Edinburgh cityscape artist Gareth Beare and Mr Smyth in front of the Palace in Rogalin. They had rather inconveniently closed their public collection to the public. Well done Poznan!
I found this photo lurking on the internet the other day. Here's Fife Provost Jim Leishman telling MSP John Park, Coburg Studio's Mastermind John Gibson and myself a story... or was it a lesson in kungfu?
That's all Folks!