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Bronze Castle

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Another month – another castle in the gallery. I’ve painted and etched a few landscapes; printed and sculpted some angels, mermaids, flora, and figures; but just two architectural pieces. Since the Pitfichie Castle etching was well received in July, this month I offered a bronze that I had originally cast for my mother of the “Hurry Castle” – a structure that we had visited many years ago.
With a new juror and a sculptural theme for August – Pitfichie made the “Shape of Things” Show and has now been represented for the second month in a row in the Alexandria Art League’s Members Show.
I hope there’s room for other themes (as I’ve exhausted the fortified house) – maybe a stone circle in the mist, pixies in the heather, or mermaids in the loch? Back to the studio…or maybe Scotland.


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07 Aug 12 at 00:22

Commonwealth Celebrations

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Mermaid sculpture in the fountain spray, Trafalger Square, London, UK.

Mermaid in the Spray
Trafalger Square, London, 2008

Congratulations to all of my Commonwealth friends on the monarch’s Diamond Jubilee. We have had good coverage of all the events and weather over here – loved the boat parade. I’ve had the pleasure to visit the United Kingdom (and Canada and Australia) many times for both work and fun and I have enjoyed every day, from Skye to Melbourne.

It has been nice to see the weekend’s energies and events, parades and beacons, Union Jacks and painted faces – I think it was worth every pence. Happy Jubilee!

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05 Jun 12 at 15:20