the art of Danny Fox

For such a remote, tiny fishing town in the very South West of England, St Ives has produced a huge legacy of artists from Alfred Wallis to Barbara Hepworth, Patrick Heron, Terry Frost, Sandra Blow, Roger Hilton and many more.  And now Danny Fox can be added to that list.  A self-taught artist who describes himself as just ‘going for it’ he is fast making a name in the art world.  I love his work and hope you do too…  Read More



the art of Bas Kosters

Dan and I have been travelling around Europe all summer and an unexpected delight was finding the work of Bas Kosters in Arnhem Museum of Art.  Bas is a Dutch fashion designer based in Amsterdam.  He also paints and makes soft sculptures that all add up to create Kosters’ amazing world…

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the life, studio and art of Dutch artist Lucebert

I love Lucebert, not only for his amazing drawings and paintings, but because I feel I would have liked to’ve known him.  He dropped out of art school after 6 months and took to the streets, homeless for 9 years from 1938-1947.  People who give up everything have a special quality.  When I dropped out of nursing I went to work at the Simon Hostel, a homeless shelter in Oxford, UK.  It was one of my happiest times and the men I got to know and befriend there were some of the most lovely and interesting I have ever met.  Lucebert was also a poet, an anti-apartheid activist, a family man and part of the COBRA group.

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