Hospital Care Project: Call for Participants

Do you have a hospital experience – perhaps as a patient, visiting a relative, or serving as a member of hospital staff? If so, I would love to hear from you! I am looking for people with a range of UK hospital experiences who are happy to

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Ode to the Buffet Car

Coins clink, till keys peep, peep Walkie talkies patrol the platform, As doors slam shut. Boarding, checking Seat numbers – which carriage is this? Peep peep, a whistle – arms raised All is well, a gentle hiss and then a roll As Swindon backs off in silhouette,

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Making Art is Inconvenient

Making art is inconvenient The creative mind is disobedient Ideas spring at the wrong time of day Late evening towards bedtime Stopping the slide into slumber Rising then from sleep Morning presents a rash of tasks and chores Clouding the mind anxious to work Through meditation I

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The Music of Art

Structured flow of notes Loud and soft, tones, pauses Drawn from practice, hours syncopated Reading by sight, or improvised The instrument, the medium, dedication Searching for flow, harmony, composition Scores of great masters inherited, gifted Lessons from the past, the canon Speaking, expressing. Expressing.

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The Chemistry of Art

Mixing the medium to move the paint Researching the priming, recipes learnt Testing, smearing, combining Pigments of all hues, suspended particles In linseed oil spread, oxidising The graphite, lead mark absorbed Erased or reinforced Products historic and synthetic to test To select, to include. Include.

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The Philosophy of Art

Questioning the experience lived Within and without. Inspirations Giving voice, exploring, reasoning Editing a statement, a view Point by point, cohering or reacting Communicating, absorbing, conducting Referencing, questioning, developing, practices Making thought form. Form.

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Podcast conversation: ‘Notions of Care’

I was recently invited to take part in a conversation with fellow artists Amelia Hawk, Lady Kitt and Lucy Wright on the theme of ‘Notions of Care’. Each of us has our own unique perspective on this, and it is interesting to hear how this is reflected

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Colouring-in Competition: Bradley’s Corner

A little competition for all the family! Have a go at colouring in this composition of ‘What’s happening at Bradley’s Corner?’. Send a photo of your completed, colourful picture to me by email (contact@davidrobinsonartist.com) and I will add it to the gallery below. The best picture will

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The Physics of Art

Applying force to the ink block Adjusting the pressure on the pencil tip Analysing the return of light from the Painted stroke: translucent, sunken Matte or lustrous layers Stretching the canvas over the wooden frame Taut or flexed, surface support Dialling up the frequency of lines Rhythmic

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The Maths of Art

Learning to proportion limbs to head Head to torso Measuring angles cross-through-to-figures Calculating ratios of canvas to Composition to sketches resized Returning tax forms of income, expenses, etc Re-measuring the features sketched in The marker points of identity Costing the exhibition, framed, presented. Presented.

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