Category Archives: Painting

Pink macaroon tower in Burlington Arcade, London

250th Royal Academy of Arts Exhibition, London : 2018

Ah!!   We had made it to the RA exhibition once again this year, as symbolised by the amazing rose-petal macaroon tower in one of Burlington Arcade’s corner shops. As we turned into the RA courtyard, we were welcomed by Anish Kapoor’s red-disc tribute “Symphony for a Beloved Daughter”.   And, once in, hiding unobtrusively up the […]

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Pure Gold

At a time when the news about the environment saddens us, I wanted in this artwork to convey metaphorically some good aspects about how many people are caring for the world around them.  In this piece, I convey how precious this species, the black and white Carnaby cockatoo, has become in Western Australia, and some […]

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A painting called Girt by Sea 3 by Lynda Fynn Dickinson

Language and Commerciality

A recent video on the Royal Academy of Art, London’s David Remfry, Royal Academician, and his journey in art over many years was very inspiring.  In it he shares with us the view that many artists need, for commercial survival, to create something that appeals to the public, and not what the artist themselves necessarily […]

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A painting called Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 70 by Robert Motherwell

Shapes : Robert Motherwell

I was first introduced to the abstract expressionist painting of Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) after a visit to the Abstract Expressionist exhibition in Bilbao in 2017.   It is, however, Motherwell’s paintings on Elegy to the Spanish Republic, painted between 1948-1967, which interest me most. He painted over 100 paintings on the subject, and was always seeking […]

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A painting called Untitled by Philip Guston 1980

Shapes : Philip Guston

Over time I have become really interested in shapes, and why some artists have a bee in their bonnet about certain shapes which appeal and intrigue, frustrate or mystify – Cezanne and his mountain, for example. During a visit to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao in 2017, I was also introduced to the work of […]

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A painting called Splice by Vanessa Jackson

Shapes : Vanessa Jackson

  The shapes in the Royal Academy of Art Academician Vanessa Jackson’s work are intriguing. It is as though some initials or Roman numerals have been used in different ways, with ranging colours, to convey different meanings and moods. Splice is an interesting work:  I can see Vanessa’s initials VJ used in various and interesting […]

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A painting called Girt by Sea by Lynda Fynn Dickinson

Shapes That Inspire

And a little closer to home, I am obsessed with perfecting the assemblage of my own shapes, which have been inspired from the environment in Western Australia. I have filled bookfuls of the shapes, and although at times I’ve questioned why they appeal, and what they mean, I don’t necessarily need to know or understand […]

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A painting called Around the Fish by Paul Klee

“Around the Fish” by Paul Klee

I have long been an admirer of Paul Klee, particularly his fish paintings, and enjoyed viewing the textures and techniques of this artwork in the flesh at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The fish is orbited by his iconography which evolved out of his teaching at the Bauhaus.  The arrow, which he used as […]

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Katharine Hepburn, painted by Everett Raymond Kintsler, 1982, Smithsonian Institute of Art, Washington DC. (Used by permission of the artist)

Katherine Hepburn by Everett Raymond Kinstler

In moving slowly through the wonderful American Portrait Gallery in Washington, this artwork of Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003), painted by her friend Everett Raymond Kinstler (born 1926) caught my eye. Kinstler is one of America’s foremost portrait painters – the National Portrait Gallery has acquired 75 of his works for its permanent collection, and in 1999 it […]

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Purchasing Art

Highest quality materials Buying an artwork can be a substantial purchase, and to protect your investment, most of my artworks are prepared on Belgian linen using only the highest quality paints and other artists’ materials.  With each purchase, I include a Fact Sheet on how to care for paintings made on linen. Framing My artworks are offered […]

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Photograph of an artwork by Alexis, aged four.

Picasso and child art

In June this year, we visited the Picasso Museum in Carrer de Montcada, Barcelona.   The museum was constructed in 1983, and was not only in an extremely atmospheric part of Barcelona, but the museum showed some of Picasso’s more unusual works, from his formative years up to 1904, and also 40 ceramic pieces which were […]

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Purchasing art

Highest quality materials Buying an artwork can be a substantial purchase, and to protect your investment, most of my artworks are prepared on Belgian linen using only the highest quality paints and other artists’ materials.  With each purchase, I include a Fact Sheet on how to care for paintings made on linen. Framing My artworks are offered […]

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