Category Archives: Anecdotes

Customer from the past cheers old artist up.

Received this  most cheering email this week from  Nichaolas Earley a voice from the past when I was first selling my work in my first studio up forty odd steps of the stairs at Crispin Hall in Street “I came … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Ken Dodd one of my old customers

Sadly passed away on the 11th March one of our great comedians who worked in the tradition of the music halls.  Aged 90 he performed from 1954 until 2017.  Ken Dodd gave me one of his cards and I sold … Continue reading

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I only Painted it

Old Memories My two  sons came round on Mothers Day yesterday, both grown men now following their own careers and in Julian’s case the proud father of our grandson Edward. It only seems a like yesterday  when they were both young children themselves and we were … Continue reading

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The King of the Moors

‘That is not The Old Man of the Moors’  I was told by a farming customer as he read the title of my painting of Old George on South Moor. ‘That’s the King of the Moors.’ A few years ago most … Continue reading

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The Cat Saga

Mr Ripley or Lou Lou? Came across the sketches for a very special painting I once did for my daughter Joanna. It seemed that I had given a painting to each of my sons Julian and Ben but nothing to … Continue reading

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The Art of Cider

The Art of Cider Found this article I wrote for Farmers Weekly back in 2002 when my quest for a Little Grey Fergie lead me to discover Marcus Govier and recording his life in his cider orchards at the foot of Glastonbury … Continue reading

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