I have been inspired by a fairly innocuous Victorian postcard I found online which symbolises where I come from..literally..

I hope to create a set of three related but different media outcomes from same basic idea. Below some mock-ups of how it may come out.

The painting below is also a find. Accredited to one Evelyn Fothergill Abbot (her maiden name was Robinson) who lived in Paddington and Kensington and painted in 1932..

Further details:http://www.saxonlodge.net/getperson.php?personID=I1589&tree=Tatham

It is a hither too unknown to me image actually painted in Long Wittenham allegedly but from angle of hill I would say more likely a view down from the Clumps. I will investigate..

(c) Reading Museum; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation


Painted the year my father born….Traced the artist..as Evelyn Fothergill Robinson..member of New English Art Club with Alexander Mann and Nevinson etc.

also connected to Arts and Crafts..exhibited at Baillie and Grafton Galleries pre marriage in 1917!

Here a black and white Italian painting. Also traced title of a Wittenham Clumps painting with harvesters ..no image yet.

I have found a painting titled Autumn Landscape Provence which sold recently for just £120!


So there you go back to what I know?…..

As part of the new painting project I also hope to be taking photographs on the spot.

Trailer Star’s English Folk album.I hope.

Finally a new book of poems.