Unlike every other birthday when usually the weather is sunny this year we went to Portland Bill where the weather was just a little changeable! However it did present me with some inspiration for a new piece - Portland Storm.
Along a lovely winding country road that leads to Studland Bay in Dorset there is what Gael and I refer to as 'Our own personal Caro'. It sits at the side of the road where a lovely farm is located and its material - colour and shape is in direct contrast to its surroundings. It does however remind us of the work of Sir Anthony Caro who is probably the leading living British Sculptor and is our favourite working Sculptor.
We do not mock him but in some way what we see every time we go to the beach puts into context a lot of his work and demonstrates how opposing material and man made form can work in harmony with natural surroundings. In the end it is just a snow plough attachment but to us it will always be 'Our own personal Caro'
Sir Anthony Caro
Anthony Caro was born in 1924 in New Malden, Surrey. He could be the most influential living British sculptor and has played a pivotal role in the development of twentieth-century sculpture.
After studying sculpture at the Royal Academy Schools in London, he worked as assistant to Henry Moore.
He often works in steel, but also in a diverse range of other materials, including bronze, silver, lead, wood and paper.
I was looking through my sketch book and found this word document which I had created some time ago which I intended to turn into a collage artwork. It reminded me that I spent some time in Northern Ireland a few years ago and remembered that the political murals I saw were powerful. Having spent a long time trawling through art I realised that I had not seen much 'political/Social' art outside of Banksy and general graffiti artists.
I would be interested to be introduced to art of this nature.
I would like to wish you all a happy Easter and I am happy to feature the website of a customer of mine who has a particular interest in British Studio Pottery.
David has purchased a number of my artworks and one which hangs in his sitting room places me in proud company of two exceptional artists - Peter Joyce and Roy Turner Durrant whose original work hang in the same room!
David has an excellent collection of Studio Pottery and for those of you who have an interest in this area he has a few available for purchase via his website listed below. As I live close to David, I am lucky enough to see his collection of pottery and artwork regularly which is a delight and inspiring.