What I Have Been Reading

The first duty of the novelist is to entertain. It is a moral duty. People who read your books are sick, sad, traveling, in the hospital waiting room while someone is dying. Books are written by the alone for the alone. —           Donna Tartt I open my latest post with this quote from the [...]

By |2019-05-02T05:39:58+00:00June 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What I Have Been Reading

Living Art

So in my previous post I shared some of the artwork I created for a fundraising auction for the rape victims support group called GRIP. Dealing with such a horrific theme set me thinking about this whole culture of rape and how it is possible for a person to do such a thing. It is just [...]

By |2019-05-02T05:35:51+00:00June 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Living Art

The Treachery of Images

The Belgian surrealist painter, René Magritte, he of the infamous “pipe” painting: "Ceci n'est pas une pipe", "This is not a pipe", in equally obtuse fashion, apparently said to someone asking him to explain what he meant by one of his works, “if could do that I wouldn’t need to paint them”.   Now Magritte [...]

By |2015-07-20T06:11:25+00:00July 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Treachery of Images

Simple Man

I believe that at heart I am a simple man. I don’t aspire to rule the world or to attain massive wealth or fame or notoriety. In saying that, however, I would really love to become an artist of note and to be able to share my love of art with others. But mostly I [...]

By |2015-02-19T16:09:38+00:00February 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Simple Man

He For She – the Aftermath

There has been considerable talk generated by Emma Watson's speech on feminism, both for and against, praising and criticising her. To a certain extent this is good because it is, firstly, at least getting people to speak about these issues and dialogue happening. However, I am saddened though when she is attacked by certain feminists [...]

By |2014-09-29T07:32:36+00:00September 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on He For She – the Aftermath

He For She

"I don’t know if I am qualified to be here. All I know is that I care about this problem. And I want to make it better."               These are the words of Emma Watson. Yes, the Harry Potter girl. Guess where? At the United Nations Headquarters in New [...]

By |2014-09-25T10:18:45+00:00September 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on He For She