My on-line diary began in the 1990's from my studio in the North of England. After a lapse of ten years, I resumed posting from my present studio on the Caribbean island of Dominica.

From the far beginning, the intention has been to give an insight into my working methods, and to share the triumphs, trials and tribulations of work-in-progress.

My diary pages are followed by thousands of artists, art students and art lovers in over 50 countries.

Monday, February 14, 2011

The lunatic, the lover and the poet...

The lunatic, the lover and the poet
Are of imagination all compact…

That’s how Shakespeare bunch the three together.  For poet you can substitute any passionate practitioner in the creative arts. 

John Donne spoke of the same linkage:

I am two fools, I know,
For loving, and for saying so
In whining poetry… 

It would take too many pages of my diary to list all the artists that have suffered these three afflictions, but for Valentine’s Day let’s stick with the lover.
  
Here, from both sides of the coin, are pictures of Denise...my model, muse, builder, gardener, chef, home school tutor, lifter of heavy loads, mother and wife. 

    
                                  Photo Credit: Sandra Larocque               
Denise will soon be adding her own two-pennyworth to these diary pages by way of updates on her two and a half acres of tropical garden.  She'll also give occassional insights into my paintings and sculptures from the model's perspective.

1 comment:

  1. I look forward to hearing from Denise - about both!

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