Art studio

a goddess for our times


 
Athena, the Greek Goddess, was the patron and protectress of cities across ancient Greece, particularly Athens, from which she received her name. No wonder this heroic young woman who stood defiantly in front of those cowardly unmarked troops in Portland three days ago has been named the Portland Athena. She is a Goddess for our times and a true inspiration

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The Last 100 Days

Our world has changed so much over the past three months. This mini retrospective of some of my drawings and paintings, attempting to reflect the tumultuous times we have been living through, show moments of gratitude, heroism, loss, remembrance, inspiration, and protest. Let us hope that at the end of the next 100 days we can all be looking forward to the change that is so desperately needed, as we remember John Lewis and Rev. CT Vivian, two icons of the Civil Rights movement who died on 17th July.

Five years ago today I posted a similar retrospective of the then previous 100 days in the studio. My paintings reflected a very different world for me as you will see if you visit Studio 365: Day 200

here comes the sun

Today’s painting was inspired by seeing those close up images of the sun released today by NASA captured by the agency’s Solar Orbiter.

the message

The Message – New York – 9.7.20
 

water-colour/acrylic painting 36″x28″ – 15.7.20

 

 

palette 15.7.20

lavandes de provence

 

Our Lavendes de Provence for Le Quatorze Juillet, and an opportunity to repost the Lavender Story from 3 years ago when our lavender was just as beautiful as it is today.

 

From Yardwork to Artwork: the Lavender Story – 17th July 2017

 

 

 

Our Lavender Provencal is spectacular this year.

This bouquet picked today is filling the house with its wonderful aroma…

 

     

 

…but as you can see I couldn’t resist a stopover in the studio on the way.