Here's a virtual flyer for the Southend exhibition that Barry sent me yesterday - he's obviously been working very hard on the graphics - tweaking it so it looks just right. I like the old photo of the College Of Further Education or whatever it was called. You can just see the old "tin hut" of the sadly deceased art school in the background - that white building. Many happy years were spent there - when Southend had some character and boasted many old buildings of worth that were outrageously destroyed by council idiots and planners back in the 60's and 70's. To find out when the gallery opens you have to ring the number on the flyer - doesn't bode well!
A kind of diary, a log, a ramble, nothing to do with the Flowerpot Men. My life as an artist, a collagist, a rubber stamper, a networker, a dad , a letter writer and a postcard maker. Observations about this and that in no particular order.
I grew up in the home counties around London during the 50's and 60's. Went to several art schools including Southend ,Chelsea and Manchester. Trained as a painter and printmaker but now mostly using collage. Collect novelty songs and old mail art amongst other things too numerous to mention.