March 3, 2018

I’ve just had a discussion with fellow artists about the issue of photorealism in art, and it appears that most of us have similar feelings as we work along our art journeys. It’s only in relatively recent times that we have cameras to capture images, and these days ph...

June 30, 2016

A question that is often asked is, “Why did you want to become a writer?” Many authors say it’s their passion, it’s all they’ve ever wanted to do, they feel they were meant to do it. It’s not something I ever asked myself, because I never expected to be a writer, yet r...

October 13, 2015

Available in digital and paperback versions from Amazon

I hope you enjoy reading about poems and the experience of writing them.  I muse on this in my BLOG and on the 'POEMS AND MUSINGS' page there are a few of the poems from in my book, "Messages are Dancing in the Rai...

March 16, 2015


“Poetry is the lifeblood of rebellion, revolution, and the raising of consciousness.”

 - Alice Walker


There is a danger of becoming stuck and doing the same old painting or poem, with small variations, too often.  It’s a challenge to notice where it’s okay to repeat on...

February 14, 2015

‘Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind. It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private.’ - Allen Ginsberg


Apart from a few articles and essays, my book of poems, ‘Messages are Dancing in the Rain’ is my first ve...

February 13, 2015

 "Painting is silent poetry and poetry is painting that speaks".  - Plutarch


As both an artist and a poet, this quote from Plutarch resonates deeply within me and has led to a richer understanding of the creative processes involved in both poetry and painting and...

February 12, 2015

"Poetry is ordinary Language raised to the Nth power.  Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and bloodied with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words" - Paul Engle


Paul Engle puts it so well and many fellow and sister poets will understand what h...

February 11, 2015

"Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure." - Mark Strand


Artificial light is everywhere, we're obsessed with it.  Orangey sodium street lights, increased lighting in advertising, football stadii and shops lit up all night, everywhere...

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