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The Return by Hisham Matar

Having recently been in conversation with Hisham Matar at Hatchards, I then wrote this piece for the Biographers’ Club website earlier this week: The Return is the account of Matar’s return to Libya in 2012 in search of his father who had been abducted from Egypt in 1990 by Qaddafi’s henchmen and sent to the…
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Exhibition …

There’s so much to think about when getting an exhibition together – that is on top of doing the paintings which are of course the priority! Its also important to let as many people as possible know about it – especially since Aldeburgh is not my home territory. Most are now mounted – but I…
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Aldeburgh

Less than 2 months until my exhibition in Aldeburgh … apart from the paintings (kind of crucial) there are all the other admin things to do … fliers, price lists, calendars, mounting and/or framing, postcards and of course alerting people! This blog is a good place to keep track of what I have done and…
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New exhibition

I am going to have an exhibition of my paintings in Aldeburgh in Suffolk at the beginning of November during the poetry festival which is over the weekend of November 2nd. This is exciting but also rather daunting – I need to produce around forty framed pictures which I will need to sell as I…
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Dovedale Arts Festival

This coming weekend is the Dovedale Arts Festival in Derbyshire. Music, literature and paintings in a beautiful setting. Eight of my recent  collages will be on show along with two other painters.