A Bigger Splash

Last night we took the train to London to see the David Hockney exhibition at Tate Britain. Thirteen rooms of Hockney artwork spanning six decades. It was wonderful. I didn’t like all of the pieces on display but I loved lots of them, including his double portraits and his overlapping Polaroids. Photography was not permitted, but I found this short video online which gives  a taster:

Our tour ended in the gift shop. Well, don’t they always? But for once, I didn’t mind.

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The Art of Writing

I can’t draw, but as a primary school teacher I used to create art with my young students. However untalented I was, my finished product didn’t look too bad when displayed alongside those of my eight year old charges.

Several years ago I wrote a short story about a guy  who was kicked out of art school, supposedly because he was untalented. In the story, he goes on to seek revenge on one of his teachers.

I’m delighted to announce that the story has just been published in the Spring 2017 edition of Still Point Arts Quarterly. The magazine is a perfect home for my story with its focus on “arts, artists and artistry.” Each issue features gorgeous original art work as well as features, fiction and some poetry.

You can preview the Spring edition, including its gorgeous cover, here. And you can purchase a copy, print or digital, here.

Now, go, make some art.