Here’s a quick screen shot of a painting I’ve done for Frome Open Studios, inspired by my local (pub), The Griffin. It is on Milk Street, opposite this sign and has a brewery (The Milk Street Brewery). It also has a pool room upstairs, where I am the undefeated champion at table football.
At the end of last year, the boyf, dog and I moved to Frome, a small town in Somerset (and thankfully, given the deluge, on a hill.). It’s a creative place and I found out about Frome Open Studios through a meeting of artists in The Old Bath Arms (most meetings seem to happen in pubs here – I went to Green Drinks last night and that was in The Archangel). A couple of weeks later, I was enrolled and committed to doing an exhibition in July. It’s called Frome With a View (Frome is pronounced Froom) and it is going to be about the town from a cartoonist’s perspective.
My friend, Vicki sent me a message a while back, which included this:
… as I’m progressing through the development of my research, I can’t help being slightly alarmed by the fact that in the marine science circles, there are really serious and pressing concerns about ocean acidification, but this doesn’t seem to be a conversation that’s being had in the broader public arena. See, for example: