Showing posts from October, 2012

Protect your Art

Whether you are an artist or a collector you need to protect your art. Not just from theft, but from fire, water damage, light, heat, damp etc.  Art works come in many forms, from stone, metal, canvas, paper, plastic, fabric, ceramic, glass, plastic and combinations of all those.  Metal and stone my be left outside but then you need to think about security. Is it on a solid surface and won't topple over? Can it easily be lifted and therefore "lifted"? Glass and ceramics also need to be on a solid surface to avoid risk of breakage and damage. Either put them in a display case or keep them away from children, dogs, cats and all clumsy adults.  Works on canvas, paintings, paper art including photography should be correctly attached to a wall to avoid falling. A light painting will suffer damage to the stretcher and could tear if it falls even a short distance.  If your works are very valuable they should also be screwed to the wall and not just hung. Many of

New Section on Etsy

I have created a new section in my Etsy shop. It's " Vintage" . It's for the Retro boxes that I've made. The boxes are covered in old French countryside maps and lined with reproductions from a turn of the century French geography school book. I will be adding more over the next few days. They are a lot of fun to make and I am also planning on using illustrations from an old book called   'Les Capitales du Monde" printed in 1892 in France by Hachette & Cie.  You can check out whats on offer  here

Three Weeks in Autumn

The latest paintings to leave the studio. 'Three Weeks in Autumn' is a triptych which I painted over the past two years. Based on the impression I had each time I drove up the road to the house in autumn. The painting on the left is Week I, autumn just beginning, still lots of green but yellows and red creeping in. Week II in the middle, autumn progressing so more reds and yellow, less green and finally Week III on the right, few greens more yellow and red and brown too as the leaves wither and die. I also wanted to give the feeling of the wind blowing the leaves about and up in the air. I am pleased that the paintings are going to a home with a big wall as each measures 60x60 cm, so a total width of 180cm.  The new owners are planning on putting the tree together of course in their living room where they can look at them each day and hopefully get a lot of pleasure.  See more of my work