Life in the Arts Lane - Week 69 - Milan to Coombe Bissett

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 69 - Milan to Coombe Bissett

4.04.2014
I am collected in Milan by my host who greets me eagerly and enthusiastically even though we have never met before. I have a sudden rush...

New Scottish Artists Comes to London

3.04.2014
The Fleming Collection's London home, in the affluent centre of London, will give all these emerging artists great exposure whilst positioning...
How to Explore a Place Through its Art

How to Explore a Place Through its Art

3.04.2014
Art and travel, for the most part, go hand in hand. I imagine when you travel you have a fair few museums and galleries listed on your...
Art meets Architecture: Artist Paul Davies Is Built in Translation

Art meets Architecture: Artist Paul Davies Is Built in Translation

31.03.2014
Australian artist Paul Davies first caught my eye earlier this year, with his atmospheric series of paintings which seductively draw you...

Veronese Exhibition at National Gallery a Glorious Success

30.03.2014
In Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice, the National Gallery has brought together a vast and extraordinary collection of work...

The Last Degenerate Artist

28.03.2014
Hans Feibusch is the last of Hitler's Degenerate Artists. The last survivor. It must feel funny to be 'the last' of a group, simply because...

What Is a Modern Family?

28.03.2014
I recently attended a lunch where a former couple (of two men) introduced their third partner (also a man) as part of their 'thrupple'....
Tipping in Support of the Arts - Did You Ever Suspect the Likes?

Tipping in Support of the Arts - Did You Ever Suspect the Likes?

28.03.2014
Unlike the States your tip does not make up our pay packets but they do go a long way to making our job a damn sight less sufferable and...

The Back of Beyond - Hus Gallery

27.03.2014
For The Back of Beyond, The Hus's exhibition's director Jessica Warren has brought together three artists, Sam Irons, Neil Raitt and Adam...
Cantering in the Dark With Stars Out

Cantering in the Dark With Stars Out

24.03.2014
When I have finished a painting, I find it hard to summon up the confidence to start on another, I can fall into a bit of a pit, so if...

The Rise and Rise of the Street Art Festival

24.03.2014
Standing in the dank, fume-ridden disused road tunnel in an untrendy, forgotten corner of south London, little did I realise I was witnessing...

'Wall To Wall' In the Making featuring RUN's exclusive 'Overflow' install

23.03.2014
Street art is controversial, challenging and dichotomous, but is also a way of life; a sort of unique persona; 'religion.' It is organically...

'Never Anything but Kindness': George Saunders, Folio Prize Winner

23.03.2014
Like many people gathered at the St Pancras Hotel last week for the inaugural Folio Prize awards, I was delighted when Lavinia Greenlaw,...

Lollies and Crinkly Paper

21.03.2014
I've been making paintings on hand-made paper for a few years now, I love the feel and look of them, not for the faint-hearted, a few crinkles...