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Richard Diebenkorn at the Royal Academy

Jun 30, 2015 | No Comments
Richard Diebenkorn at the Royal Academy

I really enjoyed a visit to the Richard Diebekorn exhibition at the Royal Academy recently. It felt like the work of a true artist. I suppose I mean by that the expression of thought and emotion and the work of making art was very clear. The pieces seemed active, especially as several had layers of […]

Sussex Meanderings in Windy June

Jun 8, 2015 | No Comments
Sussex Meanderings in Windy June

Mountfield church near Battle in Sussex is a pretty little church surrounded by beautiful pastoral countryside. The nave is 12th century with traces of painting on the walls from the same period and also the 13th century. The views surrounding the churchyard perfect: Sussex – English – countryside of rolling green hills with sheep and […]

Tower of London Tips for your Day Out

Jun 1, 2015 | No Comments
Tower of London Tips for your Day Out

With such a long and varied history, one of the best things to do is some reading up before the visit. This would really improve your enjoyment by giving an understanding of the situations and putting people and places in context. The Yeoman of the Guard (Beefeater) tour is an essential introduction full of witty […]

Munich City Centre Highlights

May 24, 2015 | No Comments
Munich City Centre Highlights

I had a chance to go to Munich recently and had enough time to see a couple of the sights in the city centre. Munich is the capital of Bavaria with a recorded history back to the 12th century. It’s frequently in the world’s top ten cities for quality of life. The city centre, around […]

Chelsea Flower Show 2015

May 21, 2015 | No Comments
Chelsea Flower Show 2015

I have always wanted to go to Chelsea Flower Show and it was lovely to visit with my sister at the start of the show week. Crowds are drawn to all the star gardens, so patience and sense of humour are essential, and although the weather was unforgiving with showers and a cold wind, the […]

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 […]