(Far from the) Turmoil, art does not stop…

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The ongoing matter of looking up, the evolving series of skyline paintings, something that started in Margate at the end of the summer and goes on here in London, most recently down by the river.. all acrylic on canvas…

And so, in between the Lockdown battles and bad cups of instant coffee and the pleasure of painting NHS workers and getting to know just a little about the people and the families of the people I;ve been paitnng, and well it wasn’t really a pleasure, it wasn’t comfortable in terms of the actual act painting, but it is a pleasure to be doing it. Besides all that, we put together another on-line show. We hadn’t intended to do two so quickly but hey, all physical shows and events are off right now and hey, I do try to name a point of keeping this site about my own personal work rather than Cultivate or Organ even though I do consider everything that happens in terms of Cultivate as part of my statement as an artist.

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There a new Cultivate on lime show, we spent most of last week “hanging” it, it opened last Thursday, the show is called (Far from the) Turmoil, the title is something to do with page 43 of Vivien Goodman’s excellent book Revenge of The She Punks, the show is on line right now, just over two hundred pieces of work from 41 carefully selected artists. I shall write more about it on the Cultivate website in the next few days, it was a rather quick follow up to April’s #43Artsits show that amazingly enough had two more artists involved than the (Far from the) Turmoil,. Right now with everything locked down and gallery doors closed the future in teams of Cultivate isn’t looking that good, alas the Arts Council, who have I believe, been tasked with supporting things like Cultivate during this difficult times, have pretty much told where we can go. Do go have a look at the two on-line shows, I think both shows are rather good, there’s some exciting artists taking part, do please have a look. I’m off to get a job on a building site or something, see if I can keep Cultivate alive…

LINKS – (Far from the) TURMOIL    /   #43ARTISTS

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