Just a progress update on "Famine". I chose a battered wheatfield for a background? ....I shall be drawing heads of wheat in my sleep.
Nearly forgot... Hannah , my eldest daughter, is involved in Medieval Re-enactment so we went along to a local castle where she and her husband, Sean, were appearing. Over the past 25 years living here we have seen Red Kites gradually appear around us. From a few rare memorable sightings in the 90's in the village...it has progressed now to daily sightings and watching soaring lengthy flights above our house and hedgerows.
At the event there was a Falconry display...and I got to hold one! Her name is Scarlet.
I may look a bit nervous.. as I was thinking of Terry Pratchett's unfortunate "Keeper of the Royal Hawks".. Hogsarrrgh. and the reason he has a permanently bandaged face.
Finally got started on the Fifth Flying Hare of the Apocalypse."Famine."
I suspect it will rival "Death" for complexity ...as I have decided on a highly detailed background of decayed and bleeding wheat lit by a dieing sun..
Having finished "Elizabeth's Green Hare" I am in the mood for drawing complex plant structures...especiall after buying two pots of "Snakeshead Fritillaries" (They have to be the most beautiful and surreal flowers ever!) I am also thinking about an idea of a "Fritillary Hare". Plus toying with the idea of another "Chaos" head and shoulders study...So much time and so little to do.
Annette has also bought me my very own life jacket and is talking about summer days kayaking.....Its got "FUGITIVE" stamped on the back.... I'd better learn to paddle faster.
UPDATED : 16.4 .13.
Well, Time to put my ducks in a row..so to speak. Things have been busy...enjoyed the exhibition at St Davids..a lot of work to set it up and an 80 mile round trip to attend it daily for two weeks....Luckily Annette shared the task so it wasn't that arduous .
Annette's work..of course..attracted such a lot of attention and questions...especially as she took her spinning wheel and other pieces of work in progress. She has been involving herself in some textile orientated groups lately and made many new friends that meet regularly...She usually comes back with various wooden devices.( like the spinning wheel, looms, wool carders etc ) and a head full of ideas. When she eventually shows up with a broomstick and begins evil cackling I shall start to worry about what she gets up to at these meetings..Lol.
Me? ....Well I was just my awesome self as usual. Met and chatted to some really nice people and families. Had fun ..completed and started work..without the distraction of phones ringing etc... The grounds of St Davids and the Cathedral itself are so large and peaceful even with visitors, there is always a place to sit and enjoy the peace and beauty of the place...With my bright yellow earphones and ipod and some large drawings to work on whilst there...I was able to look fearsomely busy and fend of any potential loonies that I spotted when the occaision arose..
Pic of centre of exhibition showing 3 of the Flying Hares of the Apocalypse and strange confused looking,grey haired person .
So ..on to newly completed works. (Dons his Ipod earphones with latest Newton Faulkner album on) .....sighs and prepares to slog on with this job. My daughter Heulwen has promised to bring back a Kebab for me for supper from Cardigan this evening..so I shall feel I have earned it.
These are head and shoulder preliminary studies in preparation for full body ones to be done later...hopefully in time for a planned exhibition in September this year in Pendre Arts Cardigan..(Live links to each individual page by clicking on pictures)
"The First Flying Hare of the Apocalypse shall be called Plague"
"The Second Flying Hare of the Apocalypse shall be called War"
"The Third Flying Hare of the Apocalypse shall be called Death"
The 5th Hare "Famine".. I have various ideas for the armour..diseased and dying wheat heads being one of them...but typically ...as I am uncertain about it.. I have gone off at a tangent whilst I mull it over (the Plague hair cock-up has made me cautious about jumping in half cocked)..
I am liking the square format for these studies and have decided to apply it to a new "Green Hare", started during the 1st week of the exhibition..( Special Thanks to a visiting 9 year old Elizabeth and her family to the exhibition who made suggestions on how to do it and was only momentarily fazed when I vacated my chair, handed her my pens and said "Have a go then.") The border has her signature on it as a record of her valuable artistic contribution. She attacked the task with youthful boldness and enthusiasm..and made her parents very very nervous. It made my day to stand back and see other visitors reactions watching her at work.
Which is why I am calling this one.........
Elizabeth's Green Hare.
More work done and the gods be praised for dense white Acrylic which solved the solution of the pesky Locust that I had put on his chest in a moment of complete idiocy.
He's coming along nicely.
Busily preparing for the joint exhibition with Annette (who will have all of her work nicely framed thanks to her fellow artist/framer deciding to give her works priority before his own....) at The Cloisters Gallery, St David's Cathedral. St Davids. Pembrokeshire...which will run from March 26th to April 8th.Open 10.30 am to 4.30 pm every day. Either Annette or myself will be there manning the exhibition for that period. If I am there on the day you visit...Mine's a Mocha and a Scone (Jam and Cream)..Thanks!
Decided to have another go...Not happy with the green version even after extensive work...lesson learned... Had a closer look at Locusts... Working at night realised that I had used a blue biro by mistake...Sheesh! And drawing a locust on his chest?... please...somebody give me a slap.!
Met a really nice family at the exhibition whose three kids commented on the potential the green version had..so I gave it to them with some pens to finish for themselves. Lol! Hopefully they will send me a picture of it to put up here.?
Started "Plague" Oopse! not a good choice of green for the neck armour (supposed to be "Locusty-ish" ) ....Time to hit the stationer's supplies shops and ransack the green pen section to see what choices they have.
Just an update to show progress on the "Death" Hare and introduce the "War" Hare head and shoulders study started recently.
Well...the world didn't end and I have nine tins of Tesco's bargain new potatoes to wade through...don't ...whatever ...try to deep fry them! Not unless you want to blow the lid off of the fryer.
After completing "Chaos" I thought I'd have a go at the other 4 Hares and started "Death"..just a head and shoulders to see if I am happy with the ideas that are popping into my head...Finally... I get to use my large collection of animal skulls to draw from (See ! I said they would have some use one day.) Foxes,Badgers,cats etc... scattered about the house and cupboards..
The idea is that the Hares would wear armour appropriate to their role so I thought Death would wear armour of bones and that they would be the bones of animals and birds that "predate" on Hares in the natural world..
As for his wings...well I have a cunning plan......
Here's the sketch so far.
THE THIRD FLYING HARE SHALL BE NAMED "DEATH"
THE FORTH FLYING HARE SHALL BE NAMED "CHAOS".
Well finished this one yesterday in time to get it in a frame for the local art society Christmas exhibition in Cardigan.
The textured burnishing was done..and although something to bear in mind for future works...it just didn't suit this picture. So I thought...lashings of white acrylic!...Four coats later and it still looked wrong.
Scrape off some of the white to reveal the gold and the burnishing underneath to give it a distressed look?..
Phew! it worked. Decided to call this Hare "Chaos" (A nod here to Mr Terry Pratchett and "The Thief of Time" and his idea of there being five members of the band "Apocalypse"...Read the book...you'll get where I am coming from.)
Also gave me an idea for four more other pieces...so turned out alright in the end.
Phew!. The St David's Cathedral exhibition over with..Both Annette and I really pleased with the finish and presentation we achieved.The Flying Hare picture had a bit of a catasterstrop. Whilst stewarding at another exhibition in the week...I was working on it and being a large piece ...managed to whack a cup of coffee with the corner and a dribble went right diagonally across it..corner to corner. I could have wept.
I wouldn't have minded but I really didn't need to have been stewarding that day I stood in to free someone to go elsewhere and they didn't even bother to go...(note to self...don't do favours....ever! .)
Anyhoo. I was able to re-work the body and face of the hare and disguise the damage ..but the background was buggered...so I thought.."I know I will use the pot of Liquid Gold Leaf".
I had seen and met the artist who had recently finished the new shrine in the Cathedral and we had chatted about gold leaf and its effectiveness. Well as you can see...a bloody disaster. Hopefully ..one of the aspects of the shrine was an equisite burnishing and tooling of pattern in the gold leaf...so fingers crossed I should be able to rescue the work with some clever tooling of the surface texture..(and I do, do clever.)
Also..to cheer myself up...I started a picture for a Christmas exhibition...Whenever my family ask me what do I want for Christmas? I usually reply.."A Hare".
Now this usually results in something like little brass sculptures...ceramics...T shirts with Hares on them...and God help me...cuddly toys! (Now we have a dog...I finally have a use for them...chew-toys! Heh heh).
What I really want is a pet "real" Hare. So the thought occurred to me.."What would it be like if I did get a real Hare and how would they wrap it?".
Bet it would be really annoyed and not very co-operative..
Also..finally Annette has got herself a website. She is now working full-time on her embroidery work...I won't say too much as that's what her website is for. But...I have watched her develop her style and techniques with a determinedness that sometimes puts me to shame.
The results are often awesome (Don't tell her I said that.) and at joint exhibitions usually there are a group of people in front of her works . The exclamations of surprise and joy and amazement from onlookers at seeing her work and realising they are actually embroidered pictures is very rewarding (can at times be annoying!...especially when they merely glance at my work...huh)
Anyhoo..sample picture and link to her website.
Well.Cracking on with some new pen and inks...a bit steampunked out at the moment... so started a more sophisticated large pen and ink of a Flying Hare...
Also...thanks to my daughter Heulwen, who has introduced me to Kayaking!
Really enjoyed my first trip out on a glorious summers evening paddling up the Teifi estuary to Poppit Beach. The river gives an ideal perspective of the land much better and more interesting than from the road and fields and gave me many ideas for compositions. Also I wasn't as nervous as I thought I'd be...they are quite stable and you can really shift!....
Already planning a sea trip with a fishing rod and catching myself some fish... apparently you can do all sorts of things from a kayak... Just got to get over the feeling that someone has kicked me in the shoulder blades and that I have sat on the pointy end of a housebrick for a few hours. Mmmmm... Note to self..take a cushion.
I did ask if they had versions with an outboard motor... but that just got me "that" look... Purists Eh?
Went out to sea a few days later...capsized for the first time...it was a big wave...honest! ..Floundered a bit, then found my feet and stood up only to find I was in about 2 feet of water... Annette had capsized her kayak earlier...maybe I shouldn't have laughed so hard.? Karma.
Finished! Just in time for the village exhibition.Phew!. Really enjoyed doing this one and already planning one with the wings up and stretched ready for flight. I have got a whole day stewarding the exhibition this Sunday... Nothing much to do but drink tea and consume slice after slice of Mair lloyd's heavily buttered marvellous home made Bara Brith in the village hall throughout the day....Annette has promised to look in on me to see that I am doing o.k...but if she thinks there is any chance of getting a slice of the Bara Brith she's got another think coming!
Mine! Mine! Mine! Not for sharing with Nasty Hobbitzes.
Well..Dieu Dieu!...as they say hereabouts..It's been September 2011 since I last updated the site..Not through laziness..lack of news ..whatever...
Just the fact that I lost the page editing programme in a computer "restore". Luckily Annette found some old disks today that had the full programme on..and yay! ... I'm back... Bear with me whilst I travel around the site over the next few days (weeks?) and simplify some of the overcomplications of the site that seemed a good idea at the time of its initial creation..
The background wallpaper on all of the pages simply has to go.
I have been working on a few pen and inks reflecting my discovery of "Steampunk"...and I am thoroughly enjoying myself with them. They give me the opportunity to revisit past ideas and apply the principles of "anything goes" and have fun.
As for the potential they offer me interpreting them as sculptures....?
Here's the 1st one I did. (details on seperate page - click on image)
THE STEAMPUNK HARE
The 2nd one.
"STEAMPUNK HARE II"
And the 3rd one still in progress.
"THE GOLDEN STEAMPUNK FLYING HARE"
Oh and the puppy? ...Not such a tiny cuddly thing any more..1 year old and turned out magnificent and she knows it.!
" I Shall Wear Midnight".
Recently finished (Mid Exhibition at St Davids Cathedral , Pembs) Pen and Ink.
We now have a Rough Collie puppy which has taken over our lives..
Her name is Harlequin Cariad Aur. Pronounced "Iyer". It means "Gold Sweetheart." Sigh!
Just a quick picture to give a clue as to what I am up to at the moment..Flying Hares !..This theme is rather sticking with me at the moment, as each new idea generates even more sophisticated design improvements and I learn new techniques and have to re-learn so much, after such a long absence away from my beloved Mig welder.
Also I am investigating the use of sand blasting to try out new ways of shaping and texturing the metal.
Tempting as it is to hand work over to "experts" to finish ( I am surprised by how many sculptors do that which admittedly frees them to come up with such a quantity of work !) I stubbornly persist in wanting to learn to... and do it all myself.
This is the 1st one roughly completed...I consider it a bit clumsy ( as first efforts usually are)... but two other versians were started whilst this one was still in progress and they promise to be even more aerodynamic !
The Gods Willing... I shall get all three finished in time for my August exhibition.
Also the Minotaur sculpture promises to be a bit huge and may have to be exhibited as a "Work in Progress"... Didn't I mention that one? ... Wait and see! .... It may yet be my "Magnum Opus".?
FLYING HARE SCULPTURE "I".
APPROX 36 INCHES TALL.
Just managing to string coherant thoughts together after surviving a bout of the dreaded (and worthy of that term it is!) flu. It felt like I had run flat out headlong into a solid brick wall which then collapsed on me just as I was getting up. Annette had it 4 days in advance of me so it was interesting to be forewarned of the symptoms and then experience them myself. (Brrrr! ..shudders then shakes himself.)
Currently the winter deafness has set in which leaves me conscious of every breath and heartbeat..rather like being in a walking isolation tank...still... I tend to be constantly daydreaming anyway... so it's much easier to drift off in this state...and I have a ready excuse not to be paying attention or listening to others. Sorry if this is frustrating for you peeps but I am seldom listening to you anyway.
Workwise there has been very little to show this year. Ideas galore and the expectation of starting on them too often dashed by the demands of framing orders that fill my bank account to overflowing. (I'm complaining ?!)...
Also paying off my mortgage 4 years early.... which I thought would free and encourage me to give more time to my own work and take more risks has instead, brought about a sort of lassitude which is a bit worrying. I have so often chided fellow artisans when I saw them sitting on their hands whilst opportunities flew by them.
I suspect that I have too easily coasted this year on past efforts and a seroius shake up of "Get your finger out and it's time to show them what you can really do Beattie!" is overdue.
After some debate, prompted by some insidious announcements from... I decided also to quit exhibiting and being a member with the Pembrokeshire Craftsmens Circle.
After 20 plus years I stopped serving on its council and trying to protect it from a self destructive desire to lose sight of the concept of "quality" and through often willful ignorance and private agendas of some of its members... to suffer Terminal Stupidity..
I found it all rather tiring after so many years of battle.
Alas the group is headed to becoming just another compromised "craft stall" organisation in its desperation and panic. I suppose I should be saddened after all the years invested and battles fought there to protect its Integrity.
"I really cannot be bothered with the little people." as someone once wisely said. .... My only regret is that I should have understood and acted on that years ago. :)
Oh ....I have started something. A colour study based on Terry Pratchett's "I Shall Wear Midnight".
The idea that we should run towards and through danger rather than away from it and let it overtake us. .. probably sums up what I should and will be doing.
Well, Just approaching the Witching Hour and I have finally finished Flying Hare II and got it in its frame ready for the exhibition at St Davids Cathedral Cloisters gallery tomorrow running until October 11th.
O.K ! the exhibition started 3 days ago and I am late but... typically things got busy and village life got in the way of completing tasks.... I wouldn't have it any other way.
(By the way.) Managed a week in Devon earlier this month and as enjoyable as it was to get away , Exmoor .... Dartmoor....etc... Do you know? I found myself repeatedly comparing things I saw to what I already have around me in Wales and Wales came out better! Sorry Devon....
As for galleries in Devon...I found one that qualified as worthy of the name...(Plus the Devon Craftmen's Guild..Marvellous!) ! The rest of them? ....Well maybe they should learn the difference between "Gallery" and "Picture Shop". Enough said.
Anyhoo...back to the finished work:
THE FLYING HARE II
A few days down the road and the wings have been started and work on the neck and chest nearly completed. Much happier with this one than the 1st attempt.
The next drawing started !.... Had to put exclamation mark in...... as usually after each drawing I feel I need to "go and have a lie down" for a few months.
( If my wife Annette is reading this......."Of course Dear...after I have made the beds..done the ironing...loaded the dishwasher, fed the cats and chickens and hung the washing out.)
But since there were so many areas for improvement..I thought that I had better get started whilst I could still remember what I intended to improve....
Anyhoo...the start of the new improved Flying Hare.... I am enjoying it and the feeling of " It's going just right. "...
Here is the 1st stage completed... Image Size to be 20 inches by 28 inches.
Gosh ! The year is certainly flying swiftly by....which is appropriate.... as I have now finally finished the flying hare drawing...just in time for the village exhibition next week...
I have called it
"If They Had Wings".
On a satisfaction level I would give it a score of 5 out of 10...I think such a creature would be more delicate, graceful and elegant than I have depicted it here...
Still... there is always the next drawing and copious mental notes to myself how to do the next one betterer.
Anyhoo...Here it is. Hastily photographed at night, it has a rather yellowish look.
I recall my Photography lecturer's words at college.. "Mr Beattie ! You have absolutely no empathy whatsoever with the camera !"..... "Too bloody right !" was my reply ..."Photography is the last bastion of the untalented... I will draw or paint what I wish to depict... It will take me by far , far much longer, require far more skill and effort...but it will be a thousand times superior and worthwhile than "point and click".......
I got D minus...... I was trying for an F !
Well...survived Christmas and looking forward to the New Year...
Looking back I feel I could have accomplished more...a head full of ideas... but distracted by the volume of work generated by my framing business... not that I am complaining as it is certainly profitable but soooo boring and tiring and at times frustrating.
However, having completed only one etching this year and a couple of large sketches is pretty poor show.
New years resolution Number One... Artist 1st ..
Shall plunge headfirst into printing larger portions of existing editions to meet demands and set aside time for new works...
Finished today. "The Hellibore Hare" .
Well... just got back from a refreshing week away in North Wales. Loads of inspiration for landscapes as the views from the cottage grounds alone were stunning. Did the tourist bit and I must say that of all the areas visited, I rate the town of Conwy as being one of the best.
Here is how far I've got along with the"The Flying Hare" whilst away. I had hoped to finish it but Annette insisted that we went everywhere...
Walking the city walls of Conwy was exciting and at times breathtaking (especially if you looked down at the wrong moment..I'm fairly sure I maintained my "machismo" and only the occaisional girly whimper escaped my lips)..at the end of so many steps and stairs your knees and ankles feel like they have been pounded with large rubber hammers.
Still...wouldn't have missed it for the world and will most definately go back again in different seasons.
Anyhoo....the picture is at this stage.
Oh hum.... Been rather busy of late.... mostly framing up existing work to meet the "peak" holiday sales. The larger Green Hare (to be called "The Hellibore Hare") etching plate, is propped up on my desk begging to be completed and I start each day with the statement "Maybe today you'll get your final etch" and something else crops up.
I have started a new pen and ink sketch "The Flying Hare" to convince myself that I can actually get something "new" done..for the moments when I think I have to do something other than edition and frame. It was started whilst stewarding a PCC show .
During a cigarette break outside the exhibition a feather blew past me on the floor and the idea "What would a Hare look like if it could fly?" popped into my head. So this is the inspiration that could lead to an etching and a sculpture/s . Winged ears would be fun to work out and weld...
Anyhoo..here's a pic of the started picture.... Actual size 20" x26"
For a normally quiet month, June this year has been exceptionally busy and prosperous. What I thought would be a quiet art show in our village hall, held over the past 6 days, has been especially successful and drawn attention to mine and my family's work.
My wife Annette and daughter Hannah, both sold pieces of their work before I did... (O.K.. lap it up you two!). I later sold "The Sea Hare III"..... (does Victory dance with gestures towards wife and daughter)
My hearty thanks to all the people who organised , arranged and put up the exhibition and ran it. I am wondering ... where I shall go now for daily tea and Bara Brith (Mair Lloyd's homemade!) and a good gossip.? Hopefully, the exhibition will become an annual village event.
Nearly forgot... The 2nd large painting I managed to finish at the St david's exhibition was one I started over 15 years ago "Manor Eifed Monarch" of a cockerel owned by friends. It had lain in the bottom drawer of my large plan chest along with other paintings I had "put aside" to finish later when I was in the mood.
Two days work saw it completed... I think I'd better look at the others now.
Manor Eifed Monarch.
The year is flying by! Just finished this large watercolour, gouache, pen and ink study, in the first week whilst baby-sitting my annual exhibition at St David's Cathedral in Pembrokeshire. Now what am I going to do to avoid having to talk to loonies for the rest of the show ?
"The Hare and the Gibbous Moon"
Two seascape etchings added to the online catalogue. "Foaly's Cove"and "Approach"
Ahem...clears throat....Sorry that I disappeared for a few days. we moved to Sky etc...and unaware that the change affected the website hosting ...both email and website addresses went into limbo...
I won't bore you with the saga of getting everything up and running...still not sure it is fully working even now!
Unfortunately... I have not been able to recover any emails sent to my firstname.lastname@example.org address that may have been sent during that period.
I have another new email address..DAICELF55@sky.com if any problems arise.
Finished this morning! "The Sea Hare III"
Slogged on with it last night and did the last couple of hours on it this morning: Still feel I could make it even more complex...but enough is enough.... don't want to totally overwhelm people with my awesomeness-ness.
I'll save it for the etching which I am now itching to do...
Now to get it framed and ready for delivery to the exhibition (Snow permitting...Yay! we are finally having a Winter.) tomorrow.
Sorry about having to plaster "copywrite protected" all over it..but there has been an upsurge of sad little "hack"artists around lately, that think they can plagiarize my and fellow "proper artists" work freely and without consequence.
Intellectual Property covers all the elements of the design, composition, proportion etc.... You can reverse the image ,change bits etc... in an attempt to disguise your plagiarism ..... but ,another artist's work is ALWAYS recognisable especially by the artist from whom the original has been ripped off.
My response in these instances will be....as my old Housemaster once said...... "I shall fall upon you like a ton of bricks...one brick at a time".
Be warned ... I will persue and prosecute!
Cracking on (at last!) with this new piece "The Sea Hare III"... pen and ink. ( well o.k .... Bic Biro.) Decided that I'd like to work vertically on this one. It measures 13"x 25" and I am enjoying working on the idea of using Mackerel colouration and patterns in the fur to make the animal more marine-y.
Luckily, one of our cats (Purdy) has such markings and is only slightly puzzled by the intense stares directed at him whilst I work out his body patterns.
It is definately showing sign as a potential etching. Possibly I will get my act together and manage to bring out two larger etchings of this and the Green Hare (half done already), this year. ?
Happy New Year etc... Having switched to SKY to receive all the marvellous benefits of the proported "absolutely wonderful system".... pause for hollow laugh ..... I am finding all manner of facilities suddenly not there.
So if you have tried to contact me..please be patient. Normal Service will be resumed as soon as we can find out where the hell everything......especially email accounts, have dissappeared to.
Annette (Bless Her) is labouring to re-establish various facilities whilst restraining me from throwing a chair at the computer.
Well, finally got some time, having completed what are, hopefully.....my last commitments for 2008 exhibition-wise, to update and add some images to this site. Finished..somewhat "at the gallop" is this piece..."The Sycamore Hare", for a Christmas exhibition.
Now I can get on with finishing the larger etching of a Green Hare (long,long,long overdue) and some welding over the coming winter months..who knows if I knuckle down I might finish various projects in time for Easter?
I must say I have only partly enjoyed the round of exhibitions this year but found them tiring and felt throughout that there should have been much more work ready to show.
Maybe the next exhibition???
To quote Granny Weatherwax ....."I Aten't Dead"
Just too busy. As soon as I have some spare time...I'll try and update this page.....must go!
Just a quick update.
Exhibition preview went well. Thanks to my co-exhibitor Jill Nicholls....who did the snacks. I've never had strawberries dipped in dark chocolate before.
On the way home I bought some cherries and strawberries and choccie and made a huge plate of them...I went to bed feeling a bit sick.
Here's me posing (trying to look erudite,dignified, and not in the least bit smug) ....for the newspaper photographer (Nick Herman) who took this shot. Gosh.. I look tired as actually I was feeling completely knackered.
The waistcoat my wife Annette embroidered for me many years ago depicting a Hare and a Cockerel was much admired.... maybe I should have sent that to the preview and stayed at home... but then I wouldn't have discovered chocolate strawberries.
Also in the exhibition ... the earlier smaller Hare which I decided to call "Hare Stare"
The day before the exhibition set up. Sea Hare blasted with a blowtorch ...absolutely amazed as it started to "colour" from the heat....and then waxed it as it cooled.
Just a hasty shot as I have dozens of other pre show jobs to do (panic.panic.panic!).....but pleased as Punch with it.
7 days to go....The Sea Hare sculpture is progressing well and now needs to be joined to his ears....and I am having fun.! . So I should have at least two pieces ready for the exhibition.
Having reached this part of the page regular visitors may be wondering where has all the other features going back as far as 2006 gone?
Thanks to the current new website hosting "hosts" Telivo... there are severe restrictions on my bandwidth....of course they will offer me more..if I am prepared to pay extra for it!
So I have decided to edit it somewhat in an attempt to keep the website up and running. Most assuredly I shall be lookinging for a less restrictive host in the near future...and shall read the small print in the contracts!