Handcrafted, animals, arks and figures carved from various types of wood. Hand painted in bright colours…
Over the years David Plagerson has made a number of variations on the theme of Circus. This image contains most of the standard characters. Below that is Zazel is a recently introduced act.
I was born in 1942 in Edgeworth, a hamlet on the Lancashire moors, where my family had moved…
It is strange which images (paintings) people like to buy of mine. I always thought I was operating on the edge of the creative spectrum but it appears my realistic(ish) daubs are more successful.
The glint in the eye is the marker you see before you pull the trigger – eyes are the beacon of life and death.
‘Another Pheasant Bites The Dust’ – oil paint on paper 2014
This is a richly decorated ark and includes a classical decoration painted round the doorway at one end. My original training was as a painter and whilst teaching art in the East End of London, I discovered the collection of antique Noah’s Arks in the Bethnal Green Museum. I was inspired to make my own version of this traditional toy and one of my early arks is now on…
South Molton Business Association (SMBA) was founded in April 2008. The organisation is open to anyone planning to start or run a business in South Molton or one of the 32 parishes which surround it. SMBA’s main aim is to promote inward investment and encourage commercial growth and prosperity for the business community as a whole. The Association is also a lobbying/campaigning group to ensure…
The cliché ‘we can learn from history’ is in many cases nonsense – we continue to make the same mistakes over and over again. We do however have to ride that fast learning curve to create a new product and to have new ideas.
Business is not a static immovable object it has to evolve. We have to morph into different markets, pushing our ideas onto the next phase – this is what artists do. The work…
Conclusion: Starting from a previously successful way of making paintings Peter has quite deliberately explored new approaches that have been combined with the use of new materials. At the centre of these approaches has been a continuing battle to rid previous ‘habits’ and expectations about how to make art. Unlearning old skills and employing new strategies are a constant preoccupation and he brings to tutorials a questioning about how (and in how many ways) we can read the resulting work itself. His stance has been courageous – he has been prepared to let go; take risks and this is beginning to pay dividends.
John Myers, Wolverhampton University (14/02/03)
Getting things done is about making higher and better use of all of one’s abilities – spiritual, emotional etc. We have the power to make a difference, to our lives and in the greater world, if we simply make a point to try and deliberately explore new approaches.
Synchronicities, which point towards deep, creative journeys – the “importance” of their superficial appearances may lead to a cul de sac or a new route. Fnding knowledge, strength, and inspiration needed to make a positive step either backwards or forwards is the desired thing, to be prepared to let go and take risks.The Truth is much starker:
There are millions of ‘Art’ viewpoints; some take a position of extreme difficulty or resistance. This position questions everything and is unforgiving. The principal is that artists should look beyond the superficiality of life and expose the core. They should also look at the superficiality of Art and culture and rip and tear at the flesh of its own conception, rejecting Metaphor, Romanticism etc. etc. By implementing such self imposed draconian measures you may be left with a purity of ideas but that leaves little to create or live for.(PB 2003)
New beginnings and great expectations are always available – a positive omen is always on possible on the turn of a card?
Dead birds and rubber gloves, newts, roses, hands held out, pouches of Chinese fresh drinking water, goldfish, sections of discarded fishing nets strewn across the tourist beach, frogs, stinking of rotting carcasses and seaweed.Related articles
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The process of death and humanity’s awareness of its own mortality has for millennia been a concern of the world’s religious traditions and the hub of philosophical inquiry. (Am I an existentialist or a spiritual soul?) You can simplify the basic belief structures surrounding death into roughly three convenient boxes.
- The belief in resurrection (associated with Abrahamic religions)
I love Prussian Blue because of this myth – not because I like the colour
Prussian Blue has got to be the best colour in the world, a colour that allegedly Paul Gaugin borrowed from Emile Bernard to paint his ‘Vision After The Sermon’. His Impressionist palette didn’t contain this glorious hue.Looking back at old paintings you have done in the past is like looking at old photographs
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