Back from a very nice few days in sunny Brighton to see our boy and enjoy a change of scene by the briney. Hazel was meeting up with her old RCA "Pudding Club" chums on two of the days. For the first me and Archie had a "boys day out" to Chichester to see the lovely Eduardo Paolozzi exhibition of collages, prints and sculptures at the Pallant House Gallery which was a trifle expensive but well worth it.
On another day we went to the Marina on the Volk's Electric railway - built in 1910 I think? and still going strong. There was a festival/exhibition of sand sculpture nearby we popped in to see. The marina complex was hideous - just like a huge multi story car park with a MacDonalds and Kentucky Fried Chicken etc. in the middle.
Here we are enjoying a nice sit down - one of many - on the pier. We also spent some time in the very noisy slot machine arcades on those tumbling 2p machines that drive you a bit bonkers after a while - hence the photo booth portrait below!
The peace and tranquility of the Pavilion Gardens was a welcome distraction after the noise and crowds of the sea front. There was a few buskers about including a good sitar player who blended well with the Indian setting. We treated ourselves to a tour of the Pavilion - seemed silly not too see inside whilst Archie was living in the town. It certainly was a wonderful view of a decadent way of life. Some of the rooms were quite overpowering , especially the one with a candlebra weighing a ton!
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.