Category Archives: Lectures

Painting of the Year 2014 – New Horizons: A Ceiling Painting

After what has been a progressively uncomfortable year, I have both pleasure and relief in revealing a painting which has been the product of much thought, deliberation and soul-searching in the quest for a meaningful direction for my future: I … Continue reading

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Painting of the Month – J. M. W. Turner’s “The Falls of the Reichenbach”

J. M. W. Turner “The Falls of the Riechenbach” Over the holiday we took our children to see the new Sherlock Holmes movie “A Game of Shadows” . The thrilling denouement of this film takes place at the brink of … Continue reading

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Not to be missed – 8th September

On Thursday 8th September I will be in conversation with Mark Bills, Curator of Watts Gallery. The talk will be in the newly restored Watts Gallery surrounded by Watts masterpieces. Mark and I will be considering and discussing G.F. Watts … Continue reading

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In conversation with Oliver Everett – Thursday 30th June in Watts’s Great Studio

This Thursday 30th June I will be in conversation with Oliver Everett, Royal Librarian Emeritus in Watts’s Great Studio, Compton, Surrey. This will be the first of three colloquia to mark the re-opening of the Watts Gallery and to celebrate … Continue reading

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“Spirit of Place & Places of Spirit” – Ely Cathedral

On Friday night last week I had the great honour of presenting my lecture ‘The Spirit of Place & Places of Spirit’ in a setting that could not have been more appropriate: right under the Octagon of Ely Cathedral in … Continue reading

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Ely Cathedral – A weekend of lectures

It is only a matter of days until I visit Ely Cathedral where I will be lecturing for the weekend. Ely Cathedral is a beautiful and iconic subject which I have painted several times in the past to help raise funds … Continue reading

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