Its been over three years since I left Scilly to settle in West Penwith and about time I brought you up to date with the news.
A new book, West Penwith, was published in 2008. Exhibitions have mostly been with the gallery at Trelissick near Truro, but I’ve now decided to cut back and only show at gallery Tresco and North Farm Gallery, St Martins.
I’ve spent a lot of time travelling and working in Scotland and the islands and Shetland has become second only to Scilly in my affections.
Last year I spent a lot of time in Perthshire working on a book for a large European company based around their visit to Gleneagles hotel in July. It was fun to be working on an entirely different kind of book but this year its back down south to work on a new one for Scilly and possibly a “how to” book based around Penzance.
My main project has been a journal of my travels – “ Other Islands” started on Skye last February. I think it may become a lifetime obsession.
I still teach, mostly local art groups, but often travel some distance to do 2 or 3 day workshops in bookbinding, sketching, painting etc. Sue Murray, North Farm Gallery, and myself are discussing painting holidays based there and my daughter is hoping to organise holidays in Goa and trying to entice me out there to teach…
Will keep you posted as long as I can learn to use my laptop and Andrew Walder – who puts this together – doesn’t spend too long away at sea.
For more info you can write to me at Croft West, Paul, Penzance. TR19 6UR or ring 01736732949