Are you aware of your blind spots?

When I was learning to drive, the one thing that intrigued me was being aware of my blind spots. Someone tried to explain to me what these blind spots were but the problem was that I could clearly see what was being pointed at, this made me question over whether they were really blind spots.Continue reading “Are you aware of your blind spots?”

One body, many parts.

At the Salt Mills Gallery at Saltaire, Bradford, there’s a wonderful plaque listing job titles of some of the workers that used to work at the Salt Mills during the 80s. This is part of an exhibition by Ian Beesley. Sadly, these workers no longer work there and their roles no longer exist at thisContinue reading “One body, many parts.”

So this is Christmas..

Christmas can be a very challenging time for a lot of people. There’s so much expectation from the media, our neighbours, our family and friends. It must be particularly difficult for someone who had lost a loved one during this time of the year. It must be difficult for those that are struggling to makeContinue reading “So this is Christmas..”

Unfinished Journey

As we grow older and wiser, it’s easier to look at someone younger and less experienced and feel a little frustrated. We desperately want to give them a helping hand or even just throw the answer over to them. An example I had in mind was handing over a finished crossword puzzle to someone. There’sContinue reading “Unfinished Journey”

Blinded by the light

My dad looked at one of my paintings and said ‘the white needs to be whiter’. I rolled my eyes. I understood what he meant but I know that it was not possible to make the white any whiter than it already was, but I could make the surrounding area of the white darker. YouContinue reading “Blinded by the light”

1853 Gallery, Salt Mill, Saltaire, Yorkshire

Someone had remarked that some of my paintings were painted in the style of David Hockney. That was quite an honour, especially as I have heard that one of his paintings was sold as the most expensive piece of art by a living artist. In truth, I’m sure that all paintings look familiar in theirContinue reading “1853 Gallery, Salt Mill, Saltaire, Yorkshire”

The People’s Painter

The Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate is running an exhibition on the work by William Powell Frith. He’s well known as ‘The People’s Painter’. The exhibition runs until the 29th September. I was struck by this painter’s storytelling abilities through the painted medium. These are paintings from a period which we may not have aContinue reading “The People’s Painter”

Dancing in the rain

The Harrogate International Festivals (HIF) is underway with events popping up everywhere around town. Despite the rain which was forecasted there are people holding onto their umbrella and having a good time. I can imagine that attendance is probably lower than expected because of the weather but the atmosphere was still positive. The main attractionContinue reading “Dancing in the rain”