More paintings

I have used some gold coloured paint in these two and I’m planning at least one more painting using gold. The obvious way to play with the bright colours I’ve been using was to switch to greys. Both are for…

New paintings

After a break of many years I was recently inspired to start painting again. I have been making abstract works on canvas. They’re all about paint & colour. I have been using a black border to lift the colour, an…

Ambient Music Composition

I have been attempting to compose some ambient music. I have rudimentary music skills & know just enough music theory to be dangerous. I made this piece on my iPad using a field recording I made of birdsong, GarageBand &…

What good is the EU?

There is so much valuable information available about the EU. I wish I’d known about this before the 2016 referendum. Those of us who wanted to remain in the EU were complacent, didn’t believe we would vote to leave. The…

UK & EU courts

This post is about the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and not the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). The ECJ is part of the European Union, the ECHR is not. The ECJ is more correctly known as the Court…

UK, EU & commercial fishing

Claims sometimes appear on social media that “the EU won’t let UK fishers catch fish in UK waters”. The true story is only slightly longer: Each EU country was given a quota of fish of different fish species that can…

First 3D prints

These are some of my first 3D prints. They are maquettes for a larger piece I’m considering making. If I go ahead with what would be a pretty ambitious work, each of these pieces will be cast in something like…