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.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Not by bread alone…

Just as the Bible proclaims that man shall not live by bread alone, so too must the spirit of the artist resist the restraints of art alone. 

Michelangelo’s diaries are not confined to painting frescos on the Sistine Chapel ceiling, nor are Leonardo’s notes limited to painting The Last Supper.   Their interests ranged from architecture to astrology and from poetry to politics.

Likewise, I see no reason why these diary pages should be limited to my work as a painter and sculptor.  If, as of now, my days are spent recording a trail that stretches from one end of Dominica to the other, then that is what I’ll write about.  If the National Trail project is followed by the invention of a machine to wash dasheen, so be it.  Perhaps this approach will help art students to develop an interest and a passion for all things.

I’ve been up since four this morning, writing about the trail and walking the trail.  I’m exhausted and ready for bed.  But before I go, here I am, with a member of the trail management team, at a rest stop along the way.  If you think that looks tame, you should see the terrain that comes before and after.


  1. Good for you, Roger. I hope we see some shots of the terrain, before and after the rest stop, too.

  2. Great adventure, Roger. I admire your thirst for life and your quest to find the beauty of this world.