Space, Place and Creativity

Ever since I visited my dear friend Ann Rippin in her new Pomegranate Studio in April/2017 I discovered I could use my space in a better way. I have a ready-made studio at the back of my garden, it is … Continue reading

Los Dos lados del Mar – The two sides of the Sea

<<Traduccion en español disponible en audio/podcast. Click o pegue en su servidor:>&gt; It’s been a while since I last wrote my blog… I’ve missed it! Keeping a blog is like conjuring the moment by recording what is going on … Continue reading

Mastering the Selfie with Maria Lassnig

If our Instagram celebrities think they know everything about selfies, they may be surprised about the possibilities of using the self-portrait (not only the face but the whole body) as developed by the artist Maria Lassnig  (1919-2014).  She really pushed … Continue reading

What would Frida Kahlo do? Exhibition at Menier Gallery (Artists Pool), London. August/2016

Why people like a painting? What makes them connect with an image? For my coming exhibition at the Menier Gallery about “Frida Kahlo: Lust for Life” (, I have been pondering these questions. I prepared two paintings: one, Frida in … Continue reading

Style From The Wild Side -Lou Reed And Nico

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What do you get when you mix the gravel-voiced demi-god of New York cool with a blonde German ex-model chanteuse? Add a splash of pop art influenced swagger and bake in the drug-addled world of Warhol’s avant garde Factory scene and you’ve got style dynamite. That’s what.

When Andy Warhol introduced Nico to The Velvet Underground in 1966 little did he know that he’d spark the creation of one of the most influential albums of all time (with THAT cover which has adorned the t-shirt of many a hipster since).
 He also ignited an inspirational, if short-lived, marriage of style that would reverberate through the decades, influencing rock subcultures up to the early noughties indie explosion.
Central to Warhol’s ‘Factory’ scene, Reed and Nico’s crowd was a flamboyant one. Transgender muses such as Candy Darling provided trashy glitz, while Edie Sedgwick would go on to define the American Modette look…

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