|Posted by cmgaylard on January 14, 2020 at 1:40 PM|
I've never been to Mexico, or in fact the Americas - it's all been in the other direction from the UK with New Zealand being the back stop. So the Mexican Gallery at the British Museum delivers something rema...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on March 21, 2018 at 12:25 PM|
At Snape Maltings today for a meeting and so was the spring.
|Posted by cmgaylard on March 16, 2018 at 2:05 PM|
I liked the grey one best.
|Posted by cmgaylard on March 6, 2018 at 8:30 AM|
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 14, 2018 at 1:05 PM|
We went to see The Russia Season in Norwich on its last day -Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on January 4, 2018 at 9:20 AM|
Most of my recent work has been eaten. My significant moment was getting a complete cake out of a new tin - after only managing (highly-edible) rubble. This weekend is about a household return to school, universities and work. Me to my torch.
|Posted by cmgaylard on December 17, 2017 at 5:25 AM|
My 'Urban Fairy Ring' is looking seasonal.
|Posted by cmgaylard on December 11, 2017 at 6:45 PM|
I enjoyed meeting the folks that braved the weather to get to my studio - it WAS good to be at the torch and next to a kiln. Then of course there was this from my window, a ten minute convoy of tractors driven by Santas...
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 30, 2017 at 4:00 PM|
The windmill round the corner from my studio on a clear spring evening.
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 21, 2017 at 7:35 AM|
A recipe for Singapore spice mix that looks as good as it tastes and a proper workhorse of a pestle and mortar from Thailand.
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 16, 2017 at 2:15 PM|
Just back from Yorkshire - our very happy compromise for not driving all the way to the Scotland I grew up in. Later this year for that!
|Posted by cmgaylard on January 2, 2017 at 11:00 AM|
It's bleak in Suffolk so I'm looking at the beautiful Spirit House from the British Embassy in Thailand and remembering warmth, abundance and light instead.
|Posted by cmgaylard on December 2, 2016 at 9:45 AM|
I was able to revisit Thailand for the latter part of November to stay with a friend I spent five years at Art College with - a street away from where we used to live. We lived in Bangkok for seven years from 1999 and its fair to say you leave a piece of yourself behind. An amazing way to find it.
|Posted by cmgaylard on August 31, 2016 at 1:45 PM|
My parents had enough children to mean that I was once told that I was getting a sibling instead of a bike, but also a full shelf of 'Old Masters' art books. Carlo Crivelli was one of my favourites. These were the 'Disney Princesses' I grew up with. I was pleased to find a room of ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on August 25, 2016 at 6:45 PM|
Just saw Anthony Sher as an amazing Lear - some lovely RSC costumes for light relief.
|Posted by cmgaylard on August 25, 2016 at 6:20 PM|
Four days on a barge and it took at least four to lose the sensation of being afloat.
|Posted by cmgaylard on August 13, 2016 at 1:45 PM|
We took in the BP at the National Portrait - which was inspiring but small, then wondered into the National. A staff member was singing out 'Last day!' so we went into what initially looked like an over-exuberant collection of chocolate box covers. On looking closer there were fascinating conventions, subtle skills, quirks, miniaturism and a s...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on August 3, 2016 at 8:55 AM|
Complex and powerful, and in her own words: 'When people read erotic symbols into my paintings they are really talking about their own affairs.'
|Posted by cmgaylard on August 3, 2016 at 8:40 AM|
First visit to Kew Gardens, a bit of a grey day but the Tropical Greenhouse and The Hive were looking good.