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+02:00July 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+02:00February 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Simple Man

RIP Champers

Two years on and I still miss my furry little buddy terribly.  My Champers passed away on 12/12/2012 and so today I honour his memory, although in truth there is not a day that goes by that I do not think of him. I am reminded of the words of Pi Patel in Yann Martel's Life [...]

By |2014-12-12T12:27:20+02:00December 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on RIP Champers


I run a lot and I have done for virtually my entire life. Truthfully I’ve never been quite sure whether it is toward something or away from something. Perhaps it’s both, but regardless, I run a lot. When I was at school it was for sport; athletics and rugby. In the Army I ran because [...]

By |2014-11-21T13:24:10+02:00November 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ABSOFREAKINGLUTELY!


Y2K13 is a thing of the past, disappearing in the rearview mirrors of our minds, as Y2K14 builds momentum, rushing at us on the highway of our lives. Encased within our technological buffers (think Facebook and iPhones) we barely notice the scenery whipping by us. Often the closest we come to interacting with the outside [...]

By |2014-01-27T09:11:03+02:00January 27th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Y2K14: REVIEW, RESOLUTIONS, REVOLUTIONS & REVERIE


(See above: my father, myself and my brother) Fathers’ Day has always been a kind of tough time for me, and not solely because I lost my own father at a very young age. My life has been oddly lacking in male role models, specifically of the patriarchal nature. I had no father nor grandfather [...]

By |2013-06-21T06:02:01+02:00June 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on …BECAUSE YOU BRING THE WHITE-TRASH OUT IN ME.
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