I'll explain the title of this post in a minute but first on the agenda is this Saturday's Tavistock Artist's Market, Bank Square, 9.00am - 4.00pm https://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=205979346134810 I'll be there with a new painting based on 'Johnny Frenchman' http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0038660/ a few improvements to the stall and, hopefully, some better sales patter than last time! Come by the stall and help me look busy even if you're not in the market for a monochrome masterpiece (and even better if you are, don't forget your chequebook).
And so to 'Resurgam', which, for those of you who lack a classical education or aren't Argyle fans, means 'I shall rise again'. It is inscribed above the doorway of St Andrew's church on Royal Parade and was first placed there following one of the raids in the infamous Plymouth Blitz of 1941. I'm using it as the title for an event in the Marquee on Plymouth's Piazza (down by the big screen, next to Debenhams) on Friday 23rd September starting about 9.00am and I'll be there all day. This is an experiment for me and will involve something that normally I would run a mile from, namely painting in public (and a diptych no less, not one but two canvases on the go at once). So, if you are in town that day drop in, say hello and I'll try to be civil if I'm in the middle of a fiddly bit. http://fringe.gotanyrice.com/resurgam I'm still working on selecting the imagery I'll be using but the photograph below will almost certainly play a part.
This foray into potential public humiliation is just one of the events featuring as part of the BAS 7 Plymouth Fringe https://www.facebook.com/#!/plymouthfringe http://fringe.gotanyrice.com/ running alongside the official programme for The British Art Show 7 http://www.britishartshow.co.uk/venues/plymouth which opens officially on Saturday 17th September (it's a shame you're all going to be in Tavistock that day isn't it?).
And finally yet another obituary, this time Richard Hamilton, an artist who truly was so different, so appealing. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14901992
Work in progress and other stuff that happens.