Monday, 8 August 2022

Amandine Piu


'Au Marché Des Bambini by Gilles Baum elegantly illustrated by Amandine Piu, with wonderful use of colour.

Sunday, 7 August 2022

Jin Kitamura

Jin Kitamura's works often involve colourful lines and stripes, such as in this Zebra picture book."Shima Shima Sho".


Saturday, 6 August 2022

Jessie Woodward


Abstract paintings by Jessie Woodward full of stripes and texture and of course wonderful collisions of colour.

Friday, 5 August 2022

Thursday, 4 August 2022

JFK Turner II


JFK Turner is exhibiting his 'The Shape of Things' solo exhibition, in the Edinburgh Festival, at &Gallery until the 31st of August. 

Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Kathrin Stalder

I have had a friend staying for a week, Katherine Stalder an artist from Switzerland and it has been wonderful to share some of the joys that are to be found near my home in Scotland.  It has been fun to watch Katherine gather visually and physically inspirations along the way and then watch her assimilate new ideas, techniques and treasures. Katherine works with textiles, print, books and gathering impressions such as the iron cover's above. But she does so much more as well, a dynamo of an artist working to connect and communicate with artists around the world. From me she is traveling to Ireland and then walking the southern coast of England, I look forward to following her journey.

Above and below: I Have A Dream

Monday, 1 August 2022

Cy Twombly II

 I love the delicate quality of this piece by Cy Twombly,  Untitled, 1989, some of his works remind me of fallen petals.

Sunday, 31 July 2022

Raining birds

I don't really understand how people, after this summer, cannot be concerned or worried. 

The news is full of, 'Oh! we will have to adapt our roads, railways . . . houses' ect. While the truth is we cannot adapt because while we are, the world that we are relying on is dying. Soil organisms die at 36 degrees, birds are dropping from the sky, there is no adapting only a concerted effort by all nations to stop emissions, cooperate and invest in science and engineering, so that we have tools to create a stable ecosystem again.

Saturday, 30 July 2022

Tania Kovats


A rare visit from far away friends led us to 'Rivers' by Tania Kovats currently exhibited at Jupiter Art Land.  In a boat shed next to a pond of moulting swans, beautiful bottles of water stand proud on their shelves holding close their amazing, translucent, life-giving magic . . . water. 100 hundred samples of water from 100 rivers. 

“I think water has a memory. It is our solvent that carries the sediments of place, time and experience.” Tania Kovats

The equally beautiful and evocative names of all of the rivers are alphabeicaly carved in panels outside the boats shed.

Thursday, 28 July 2022

Sabine Rufener II


Sabine Rufener's 'Whale in the Garden' One morning a whale is in the garden and has flattened it and Lille's bike! 
She is not best pleased and the whale is in a bad mood, grumpy, stubborn and reproachful, however with time the whale and the girl learn to get on. AS time passes the large whale becomes small small enough to go in Lile's bucket and be returned to the sea he so longs for.
I love the textures in this book, it has a delicate richness which compliments the surreal nature of the story.

Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Mara Burmester


'If I had wings', is a collaborative work of poems and illustration published by Berlin based publishers Kunstanstifter. The linear ones I have chosen here are by Mara Burmester.