Sunday, 17 August 2014


 There is always so much to absorb in Barcelona.  I have only ever been without my kids before and this time, with them, I had a much different experience.  Not always a smooth one either.......
Their agenda clashes with my hunger for any galleries or exhibitions.  How can it be that I have produced two people who 'can't be bothered' with a contemporary art gallery housing no less than five crisp, edgy shows of zeitgeist and aesthetic splendour.  We found a common ground outside, however. The skateboarders.  A constant pulse of moving wheels, tricks and slamming boards.  The kids watched in wonder at these hero-acrobats while my own eyes wandered around the marks left by an obsessive, repetitive movement.

Saturday, 12 July 2014


Work in progress responding to gateways saying stuff like:

                                                                     No Junk Mail
No Parking

                                       Beware DOGS

No entry
                               DO NOT ENTER

Leave no leaflets                                 WELCOME

                                                                     no entry
Please close the gate

(thought if I made a little note on here it might force me to get on with the images...)

Friday, 30 May 2014

Sunday, 11 May 2014

There are white blobs of paint on all these trees so that  with a change in the viewer's position, alternative lines and combinations of marks are revealed to create a new view.
  Visitor's feedback at Barbara Hepworth's studio in St Ives.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Jerwood Drawing Prize

Emma Vidal, Jerwood Drawing Prize, Plymouth Arts Centre
13 Feb 2014 - 09 Mar 2014
Image: Emma Vidal, Anthropology I, 2013 (Charcoal on paper)

Been to see this today.   TWO GALLERIES FULL OF DRAWING!!!!!  
Plymouth Arts Centre 13 February –  9 March
Plymouth College of Art 10 February - 8 March 

The line of least resistance.

  I love lines. They are secure. Hand rails. They keep the journey on track. For the moment at least. Lines can be questionable but f...