Category Archives: Art

Creating a Distraction

     It’s fair to say that I am in the midst of a particularly bad flare up of Parkinson’s symptoms.  I’ve spent the majority of the last three days in bed; the cocoon of my duvet and the unrequited promise of sleep.  At times, I thought this hostile flare up might never come to an end.  Thankfully, today it

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The Final Frontier

“My studio has a personality of its own. It can be a monstrous clutter from one end to the other or, at times, the very model of simplicity.” – Harley Brown.      No doubt, at this time of lock-down due to Coronavirus, many people are finding that the things they have planned this year, are now either considerably behind

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Size Matters

“The easiest time to cure an illness, is before it is accepted as part of the self-image.” – Jane Roberts.      How I see myself is completely subjective.  Like anyone, there are things about my appearance that I am relatively ‘okay’ about and there are many aspects which I am not happy about.  Setting out to make a self-portrait,

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The Bewildered Painter

“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” – Vincent Van Gogh.      I had fully intended to paint my village church, using acrylic.  Bear in mind that the only training I have ever had for art was at school in the 1980’s!  At the last meeting of the little art group, created with friends, earlier this month,

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Portrait: My Sister-in-Law.

“Happiness is going shopping with my sister-in-law. She’s got the traits of my husband that I like, with the added bonus of her love of shopping!” – Anon. In my latest practice at portraiture, I thought I would try to paint my sister-in-law.  She won’t thank me for the end result; something of a caricature and an image that is

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Who is in the Line Up?

 “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller.      I have made an artpiece to represent the ‘Admin Team’ of Parkinson’s Road support group in the United Kingdom, myself included, who are a team of volunteers who freely give our time to support others with Parkinson’s and their loved ones and caregivers. 

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