I made my first youtube animated video. You can learn how to count to 12 on your fingers, to 60 and even to over 1000 using the binary system. It explains why we have twenty-fours in a day, sixty minutes in an hour and sixty second in a minute. It all makes perfect sense whenContinue reading “Interesting stuff about counting”
A painting of the Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, England. Another piece of work experimenting in acrylic paint. I gave up painting when I started working commercially in design and advertising, for me the two occupations didn’t mix, but now I’ve started painting again. Illustration and painting are very different in my mind. Illustration isContinue reading “Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Devon”
An experimental montage of Lynmouth Harbour executed with multiple layers of cut and torn coloured tissue paper. Prints of this work retain the original colour values, but the blues in the actual piece have faded so much that it has become a different picture.
A watercolour illustration that has been used on greeting cards and postcards. I drew a number of watercolours in this style simply as an experiment, to see if I could. I found this one was fun to do.
A painting of the Lynmouth, England. This is my first piece of work in acrylic or oil paint for fifty years. I gave up painting when I started working commercially in design and advertising – for me the two didn’t mix.
You can now find this book on Amazon as an eBook or paperback This novel grew from speculation in the summer of 2019 that a viral pandemic was imminent, that the western antarctic ice sheet is fragile and that the Carrington Event of 1859 is overdue for a re-run as it repeats about every 150 years. TheContinue reading “Hope Island”
You can now find this book on Amazon as an eBook or paperback This is based on a thought that has been with me since I was a teenager and that I’ve never resolved and never will – what does happen after we die? I lost friends when I was a teenager and again in my twenties.Continue reading “Life After Alison”
I wanted to set myself a challenge with my second novel. I chose a cast of characters who all had a psychological or sociological problems. I threw them together in their first year at university and watched what happened. The plot developed almost by itself, I only had the vaguest outline of where it wasContinue reading “The Act of Falling”
You can find this book on Amazon as an eBook or paperback. Not my first novel, but the first one I’m admitting to. Previous attempts are not tucked away in a drawer, they were ceremoniously burnt on the fire (nowadays of course I would recycle them). I understood that first novels are often a thinly veiledContinue reading “White Lies and Black Sheep”
(flash fiction – 500 words) Nothing Matters I’ll try to explain but I doubt you’ll get it. The thing is there’s no point to anything. That’s what people don’t understand, that nothing matters. Nothing makes any difference. That’s why I want to do this, that’s why I have to do this, to show you, toContinue reading “Nothing Matters”