British birds paintings 2018Read more
Painting British birds has been the mainstay of my artistic output in 2018. It’s been a busy year dealing with…
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…
The death of Captain James Cook – 14 February 1779No CommentsRead more
“Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.” Whatever…
Guns ‘n’ roses: the murder of Joan Root – 13 January 2006Read more
On this day in 2006, 69-year-old Joan Root lay alone bleeding to death from gunshot wounds at her home on…
Map of Vincent van Gogh – a painting of the places Vincent lived and workedRead more
On this hand-painted map of Vincent, discover where van Gogh lived and worked, and where some of his paintings were created.
How to make paper mache birdsRead more
The paper mache birds I’ve been making this year are more ‘folk art’ than ‘fine art’. People have asked me how I make them. There’s no precise recipe, I’m afraid, but this is roughly how I do it.
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…
In praise of iguanas!Read more
Green iguanas, Galapagos land iguanas and marine iguanas all have their own exquisite beauty, evolved over millions of years if you stop to take a closer look.
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