The Animal Art Fair Fulham Palace Friday April16-18th
The Animal Art Fair is a wonderful opportunity to show my animal and
bird paintings at a London venue. They are a composite of memories from
the many countries lived in and portray the wonder of the Natural
World .The survival of animals shows the viability of the environment
for us too and so projects to help a particular species can help the
life of the surrounding people. These paintings include the latest that
are from studies in the Camargue of the horses and flamingos. They will
be on show and I shall be there painting and discussing the work.
After damaging my spine I was in a state of limbo but now with help from
pain management at St Thomas Hospital I am building a new life combining
earlier studies in the Social Sciences with a life long passion to
40 per cent of sales of Marisa Mann's work is going to support
Marisa has set up Social Enterprise 'Sustainable Art' to encourage
awareness, through her artwork, on Environmental and Social issues.
about Solar Power and Indus River Dolphin projects at a Conference in
"Re-do Pakistan" for
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* National Climate March
Saturday December 6th 2008
I participated with The
Campaign Against Climate Change to provide an art work that became a
banner for the March On Parliament.
The inspiration for the
event and the art work was to highlight some serious decisions that have
been taken that will not benefit society in the long term, and I have
visually expressed my concerns, as stated below.
'For solar and sea power, against bio-fuel,
runway expansion and more power stations'
acrylic on primed canvas, 6/4 feet
Vast forests are being burnt down and crops grown for
can have 2 effects:
- rainforest soil is unsuitable for long term crops;
releasing much carbon dioxide and an absent forest to soak up water
- deprives people from
The second theme is against a third runway at Heathrow. The government’s
argument is to compete against Europe, rather than investing in useful,
more welcome alternatives, such as a faster more efficient rail system.
The third theme is
against the new development of coal fired power stations rather than a
longer term investment in less damaging energy solutions.
The last theme in the
alternatives; solar and sea power. We could
easily invest in these technologies now and not leave an expensive,
dirty and possibly dangerous legacy for our children. The technology is
there with simple and rewarding solutions.
solution proposes a unified grid
from North Africa through solar power stations, delivering electricity under the Med to Europe.
It will be more abundant than we need, and can be linked to other
It was a great pleasure to
participate with this forward thinking organization.
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I was awarded a bursary from the Arts
Council to to make a special report on Dada-South, Liverpool, and to study
a special area in the Lake District.
occurred to me that the artists at this exhibition had such interesting
faces. One can see this with orchestra conductors and this was my
impression here. There were just so many fascinating people to look at
and especially when they were performing. Any disability was completely
passed by and you could see what an amazing number of different artists
we had the privilege of meeting and experiencing.
The weather was too cold for me to do the work
there so I have taken a number of photographs and short films, together
with very rough sketches and have painted Kevin Connolly’s portrait from
these. It is preferable to have someone to sit for at least two days and
it was very challenging to go back to working from images, rather than
the real person and I have tried to capture the enthusiasm and character
of this remarkable young photographer. The other image is of the spider
seen inadvertently while trying to find the festival, it was so amazing
I stopped in traffic to capture the creature hanging off the side of a
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group show, Morley
Collage, London, 2007
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