Category Archives: art

He loved hairy chests

Many moons ago I exhibited regularly in The Hague with a gallery that nestled within the emporium ‘Het Huis van Arkel’ owned by Martin Richard. He was certainly one of life’s ‘bon viveurs’. Possessing a definite taste for the delicious things in life … Continue reading

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Here’s looking at you kid!

What ever possessed me to pick up the pencil and put these creatures on paper? Ah, perhaps the scribblings are something like the fine lines that demarcate the passions. As a young child my parents took my sister and me to Chessington zoo. I still … Continue reading

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Winds of heaven

It’s rather like being a passenger on a flight. Who will be occupying the seat next to you, how will the flight go, will it be the same menu as last time? Such experiences dotted with the odd and pleasant surprise may well become the source for some … Continue reading

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Popping in or out

Aha, the sun is shining briefly or did I speak too soon. Yup, the raindrops can be hearing splashing down again. The studio beckons. When not either flying the Robin DR400, talking, rummaging around in the garden the oil paint and ink … Continue reading

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Passing Pensée

Last Monday as I walked into the bedroom, arms laden with the last of the washing my thoughts wandered aimlessly over a host of different things. What was I going to prepare for dinner, where was the missing sock? Christmas would be … Continue reading

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Oysterbird

About a month ago the grass was about two feet tall. Rain, rain, rain. No gardening, no flying. The aircraft snug and dry in the hangar, the ever increasing admin, filing, form filling, jumping at my desk saying..’ ME, me, mee, me … Continue reading

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