Friday, April 28, 2017

How to...

How to stop time: kiss
How to travel in time: read
How to escape time: music
How to feel time: write
How to release time: breathe
How to cherish time: love

Monday, April 24, 2017

Adelaide STUDIO 24.4.17

Winter & Autumn
BOEGLI of Switzerland -
"The 4 Seasons" / Featuring the music of Vivaldi.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

STUDIO 23.4.17

In PROGRESS: Winter / Autumn
BOEGLI of Switzerland -
"The 4 Seasons" / Featuring the music of Vivaldi.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Sleep if so it please thee, close my willing eyes...

I have slept a total of about 5 hours in the last 72. It is not enough, it is nowhere enough.
A combination of nerve pain that wracks my whole body but mostly both of my hands, is the cause, but also there is the inability to shut my brain off, to find that peaceful nothingness that encourages good sleep. I have tried everything from drugs to meditation, but it is beyond that now. I cannot believe how tired you can be and still function, but it is difficult. I am hoping this cannot go on forever, I would be driven mad, if it I will wait patiently and hope that a few hours will come my way soon, and then I will be back into a routine of normal restful sleep every night.

To Sleep

O soft embalmer of the still midnight!
Shutting with careful fingers and benign

Our gloom-pleased eyes, embower’d from the light,
Enshaded in forgetfulness divine;
O soothest Sleep if so it please thee, close,
In midst of this thine hymn, my willing eyes,
Or wait the amen, ere thy poppy throws
Around my bed its lulling charities;
Then save me, or the passed day will shine
Upon my pillow, breeding many woes;
Save me from curious conscience, that still lords
Its strength for darkness, burrowing like a mole;
Turn the key deftly in the oiled wards,
And seal the hushed casket of my soul.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Hot off the Press

Preparation is everything

... If...
you get the time and the right headspace to do it!
This is the result of 2.5 hours work mixing colours for the next watch dial commission
for BOEGLI - Switzerland.

Saturday, April 08, 2017


People think that after 40 years of pursuing my art, I know all I need to know.
They assume that work is effortless, that is flows forth in a kind of blessed state of inspiration and fluid creation.
I wish this was the is not.
Even now, some days are a struggle, where the brush feels foreign in my hand and the colours that I once considered my friend become strangers to be wary of.
Every day is a day of learning and hopefully of growth,
on those days when it is all is too much to bear...
I walk away, close the studio door and gaze at the beauty around me.

Friday, April 07, 2017