The suicide of Vincent van Gogh – 29 July 1890No CommentsRead more
On 27 July 1890, Vincent van Gogh, an unkempt, unknown 37-year-old Dutchman, walked out of his lodgings in the village…
Europeans discover Easter Island – 5 April 1722Read more
The rise and fall of Easter Island is a parable for our times; a warning from history of what happens when…
The death of Carl Linnaeus – 10 January 1778No CommentsRead more
The Bible, Genesis 2:20, states: “And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and…
Painting British Rock MusicRead more
My British Rock Music painting is pure Pop Art! My life has always been accompanied by music, much of it…
Robert FitzRoy: Captain FantasticRead more
Everyone knows what a weather forecast is, most people have heard of Charles Darwin’s Voyage of HMS Beagle, and most British people have heard of the shipping forecast. So it’s very sad to think that more people don’t know about Robert FitzRoy who made all these things possible.
The Eynsham tea towelRead more
A 100% cotton souvenir tea towel of Eynsham, a beautiful village in west Oxfordshire, designed in Eynsham and made in Britain.
The death of Jane Digby – 11 August 18811 CommentRead more
Here’s a bodice-ripping love story of sex and adventure: the story of Jane Elizabeth Digby, Lady Ellenborough. She died on…
The death of Frida Kahlo – 13 July 19541 CommentRead more
“They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.”
Artist Frida Kahlo was born in 1907, the daughter of Hungarian Jewish father and indigenous Mexican mother….
Constellations of the Northern skyRead more
Read about Jane’s painting ‘Heavens Above’ a map painted in watercolour of the constellations of the Northern sky.
International Women’s DayNo CommentsRead more
Today is International Women’s Day, a day when women all over the world celebrate their achievements. And I’m not just…
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