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.

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Salon des Refusés

For ten days my “Nude Seated in a Cane Chair” has been out on the streets a begging.  For a good cause she was prepared to sell herself for a song.  But alas, she now hangs in Dominica’s equivalent of the Salon des Refusés

Perhaps she would have found a client had her breasts not suckled five children.  Perhaps she would have been more sexually alluring if I had shown her temptingly veiled.  Perhaps I should have kept her indoors and put the chair out alone.  Perhaps I’ll never learn!


Today’s sketch was made forty years ago.  Perhaps it comes nearer to convention's dull restraints.

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