Une approche phenomenologique de la representation des paysages

Cours des Arts, Pop Up Gallery, Foix. August 2022  This series of works is an attempt to migrate experiences of landscape into an experience of painting, for both artist and viewer. As I work, I start with a memory or the memory of an experience. As paint and memory accumulate on the canvas, the process…

two small canvases

Llanberis. 28 x 28 cm unframed, mixed media; ash, wax, dust and acrylic paint. Sully Island. 24 x 30 cm, framed, mixed media; ash, wax, dust and acrylic paint.

Surfing in the Med

The stars came together, very briefly. My old borrowed board, twenty plus years old, transported in a friends van five years ago from Cornwall to France. Stored at my parents in law in Montpelier. I have barely surfed in the last 15 years, but a memory lingered. After three years snowboarding off piste my love…

River boulder, Laramade

Leaves are falling, autumn has arrived.  Three or four years ago I found a really good boulder  in the Vicdessos valley, near the popular and developed area of Laramade. I was very surprised no one had found it before, being about 45 degree overhanging some evidence of cleaning or chalk would have been visible, but…

sport or art

In 2015 I finished a Phd THE PROBLEM OF REPRESENTING THE ‘BOULDERING’ EXPERIENCE AS IT EXCEEDS CONVENTIONAL FORMS OF REPRESENTATION in which I hope I argued relatively successfully that bouldering was in fact an art form.  Since that time things have inevitably changed. Currently there are people practising bouldering as an art form consciously and…

Olympics

Climbing, skateboarding and surfing are this year all included in the Olympics. I can’t say this fact particularly excites me. In fact I felt distinctly underwhelmed. So I had a chat this morning with my boyhood self and asked him what he thought. He said he started skateboarding in the late 1970’s. At this time…