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Climate Museum UK

Climate Museum UK

Climate Museum UK have invited me to write a short piece to share some insights about my climate project You And I Are Earth for their Extreme Weather Stories blog. Many thanks to Bridget McKenzie for the invitation. E️xtreme Weather Stories  

You And I Are Earth

You And I Are Earth

You And I Are Earth is the new title for my climate project 2022. The previous title was a practical description which explained my idea but I never intended it to be kept and always thought something would come my way which described my sentiments at some point. The...

Climate Project 2022 – blog post seventeen

Climate Project 2022 – blog post seventeen

I have been working very hard the last two months and have now made 42 paintings with two more in progress. The final box of panels is primed and ready to go which means it is likely I will end up with 50 paintings. Along the way I have posted paintings which I have...

Culture Declares

Culture Declares

I have joined Culture Declares who are a growing movement of individuals and organisations involved in arts and culture who are declaring a climate and ecological emergency. This means telling the truth, taking action and seeking justice. I have been looking for a...

Climate Project 2022 – blog post sixteen

Climate Project 2022 – blog post sixteen

Catching up with painting images for my project reveals that I will probably finish the whole thing around March next year. I have so much work to do, so many images to study, write about and paint as well as the finishing touches which alone will take me a few weeks...

The whys getting answered.

The whys getting answered.

I’ve been in a transient state with my work since 2018. Moving out of a period of making a specific thing and speaking in a certain voice is always difficult because of the parameters we unwittingly set ourselves. Creativity should feel awkward and scary, never safe,...

Climate Project 2022 – blog post fifteen

Climate Project 2022 – blog post fifteen

Despite being a biodynamic gardener, practicing yoga, having cats and sometimes being labelled a hippy I am actually a logical thinker. I am on the side of science and yet also realise it doesn’t know it all. I have an interest in facts and am keen for my musings and...

Climate Project 2022 – blog post fourteen

Climate Project 2022 – blog post fourteen

After seeing the documentary film Fire Of Love at the cinema I discovered that Katia and Maurice Krafft answered a few of my own questions on my fascination with volcanoes and other wild extremes of nature.  Why am I drawn to catastrophic weather events? The film...

Climate Project 2022 -post thirteen

Climate Project 2022 -post thirteen

So why am I doing this? Why am I painting a year of climate reporting? It’s something I get asked but also something I ask myself every now and then. I’m painting this project because it is what I was doing anyway; because I wanted to see what a year’s worth would...