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Birling Gap and Climate Change

May 17, 2015 | No Comments
Birling Gap and Climate Change

I have shared pictures of Birling Gap many times and I have completed three paintings inspired by the beach. It’s one of my favourite flint beaches and has deep roots in family visits from childhood to the present. It’s one of the best beach and cliff views in Sussex with the advantage of being able […]

Colour Therapy and Islamic Design

May 16, 2015 | No Comments
Colour Therapy and Islamic Design

The blue tones of the sublime Iznik pottery at the British Museum are an oasis from the tourist crowds that pump through the museum’s corridors, tucked away in Room 34 next to the lesser-used Montague Place entrance. Iznik is a small town in Anatolia, Asia Minor – Turkey. Production at Iznik went on for a couple […]

Whitstable Bay and Broadstairs, Kent

Apr 20, 2015 | No Comments
Whitstable Bay and Broadstairs, Kent

Whitstable is a small town on the north Kent coast famous for oysters, sailing and local beers. I didn’t see it at its best as it was raining and very cold, but the place was still busy with shoppers in the quaint high street and yachts gamely battling the elements off the shingle beach. Kent […]

Golden Treasures at the Queens’ Gallery

Mar 23, 2015 | No Comments
Golden Treasures at the Queens’ Gallery

The Queen’s Gallery recently held a small exhibition alongside the photographs of the royal tour of the middle east, focusing on gold. Here are three of my favourite objects from the exhibition. Ecuador. Crown (Llauto). 1000-1400.                                   Presented to […]

Photographs of a Royal Tour to the Middle East

Mar 15, 2015 | No Comments
Photographs of a Royal Tour to the Middle East

In 1862 the Prince of Wales went on a royal camping trip to the Middle East, travelling to Egypt, Palestine and the Holy Land, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece. The Queen’s Gallery recently had an exhibition of photographs taken by Francis Bedford on this four month tour. I’ve chosen a few of the most iconic […]

Abstract Concrete Bus Stops in Armenia

Mar 3, 2015 | No Comments
Abstract Concrete Bus Stops in Armenia

Over a period of eight years, photographer Ursula Schultz-Dornburg travelled to Armenia taking pictures of concrete bus stops built in the 1970s and 1980s. Each were individually designed by a different architect and are shown here as almost alien beings seemingly isolated in desert plains. Although the lack of uniformity – it is suggested in […]