Here is the place to draw.
Thursday 29 December 2011
Sunday 25 December 2011
Up and down the country we were hurrying home to love ones. Cheek to cheek, toe to toe on the overcrowded trains, taking advantage of the services before they are reduced for the Christmas break.
Thursday 22 December 2011
Tuesday 13 December 2011 at 9.45 am saw the culmination of an impressive learning journey: Private primary education, entry into the Grammar School system, spiced with adolescent anecdotes, such as an accompanied visit to a Police Station and very mild alcoholic poisoning and finally through to completion of an Bachelor of Arts degree course at the University of Leeds.
Megan Baynes was ‘admitted to the Degree of Bachelor of Arts First Class Honours - Sociology.
We had a nice cuppa in the Sociology Department after the Ceremony.
Monday 19 December 2011
I found an audio cassette at the back of the cupboard yesterday.
A recording off air, from Radio 1 I guess. So straight to iTunes to down load Waltz Darling released in 1989 and took vogue style of dance. Fave track: Something’s Jumpin’ in Your Shirt featuring Lisa Marie.
Picture: Appropriate to the topic
Saturday 10 December 2011
Laparoscopic Appendectomy: Drawing on the NHS
Bron recently underwent an operation and the recovery ward presented a good opportunity to get some drawing done.
Loads of interesting equipment, Ward Sister, shuffling patients and visitors out of place, meanwhile I am eyeing up the chocolates on the adjacent patient’s bed table.
Here we go round the mulberry bush, On a cold and frosty morning
Cycle chum, framer, photographer and great friend Chris and I did not find a Mulberry bush but it sure was COLD on Saturday morning - Me ‘plates’ were frozen as were me ‘German bands’
Picture credits: My iPhone
It was great to discover a life drawing group close to work and I went along last Tuesday! Brilliantly organised by David, excellent model called Clifford, great draw-ers and tea and biscuits at the interval. I shall return
Link for more detail on the Group
Monday 5 December 2011
I recently became friends with leading contemporary painter and printmaker Peter Spens and was lucky enough to spend time with him in his studio and Gallery close to Highgate tube!
Additionally, much of Peter’s current work over recent years work brings London to life with breathtaking large-scale views of London and the Thames. When I was with Peter it was exciting to be so close to energetic pieces and see also how he translate this into monoprint.
Full details of the show is here and the address is Cranley Gallery 3 Cranley Gardens London N10 3AA
Friday 2 December 2011
- I worked with one once, when he was at McCann-Erickson
- A passionate interest in typography
- An obsession with keeping a drawing book
David has 70 drawing books, Daler-Rowney A5, the first dates back to when he was at college. Illustrated here, excerpts from his current book.
We talked of many things, great agencies we had known and he had worked in, offspring of whom we were extremely proud, creative leadership in the digital age, how to get a creative department in on time on a Monday morning, how that just some times, you have to do the ***kin’ ad yourself and other topics around we might stay connected.
During my tawdry career in ad land I hung-out in the creative department when ever I could and sometimes felt uncomfortable, yet, looking back, it was and is the place to be.
THANK YOU DAVID
Saturday 19 November 2011
Friend from Microsoft Michael Dwan caught the last moments of my show at the Circus Gallery today with his son Nicholas.
Saturday 29 October 2011
Friend in Cyberland Cynthia Scherb recently bought a copy of DRAWING on EXPERIENCE having discovered me on BBC.com in the US.
Some good feedback from the posting the exhibition work on Flickr
Hello Tim, I've really enjoyed your travel sketches.. But I love your "shoreline" monoprints. They give a real sense being by the sea, of the waves and the sea breezes! I always seem to live in landlocked places but crave the sea.. Your prints really summon up the atmosphere of the coast with elegant simplicity!
Best wishes from Jo in Berlin
AS IMPORTANT . . .
See Jo’s work here http://www.flickr.com/photos/62254781@N03/ she has done some wonderful work and I especially admire her work of the sea.
I am thrilled to be connected with Train Faces
Saturday 22 October 2011
After nine months of work and eight weeks of intensive preparations, mishaps and turn-it-around support from my wonderful family and close friends my show SHORELINE opened on Thursday evening.
The work was well received as a press announcement commented:
‘The diversity of the English coastline, sky, shore, and quayside with a force and variety has successfully moored up Tim Baynes’ exhibition, which runs from October 20th until November 6th at the Circus Gallery in London.’
Circus Gallery 58 Marylebone High Street W1U 5HT
October 21 – November 6th 2011 Monday – Friday 10am - 5pm Weekends 10am - 4pm
Photography: Chris Worthington
Wednesday 19 October 2011
And made my first drawing for many days.
Three protestors in the Autumn sunlight from the 4o DAYS FOR LIFE American anti-abortion group maintain their watch outside the offices of the British Pregnacy Advisory Service.
Thursday 13 October 2011
Wednesday 12 October 2011
Featured here Brighton Pier so kiss me quick
Saturday 8 October 2011
Sunday 25 September 2011
Leave the gloomy haunts of sadness;
Come into the daylight's splendor,
There with joy thy praises render
Unto Christ Whose grace unbounded
Hath this wondrous banquet founded.
Higher o'er all the heav'ns He reigneth,
Yet to dwell with thee He deigneth.
Music: Johann Cruger, 1598-1662
Tune: SCHMUCKE DICH
The other day, in a desperate attempt to look smart I dug a seldom-used jacket from my wardrobe and fished this boarding pass from the last time I had worn it.
I am sure many people like me share a love of Canada and Canadians! Recently new friend Rob Elliot took on the might of the dear Canadian banking system to get a cheque over to me for my book Drawing on Experience.
My latest artistic collaboration is with walker, writer and photographer Ruth Livingstone.
Spotted at JFK airport last night.
Friday 9 September 2011
Sunday Monday – each day a walk long the beach at White Sands just below the house. Few people about and I take a dip in the sea thinking that it will be sometime before I can next be in seawater swimming. We take a cliff top walk, five miles, a wonderful coastal path and look down the cliffs to the sea below rushing against rocks 750 million years old, the Cambrian age. Eventually we reach the lifeboat station at Porthstinian and here we are scooped up by Kate in the Land Rover and bounced back to the house for lunch.
I take afternoon nap, on a towel outside the house in the sun and the down onto the beach for a swim and an ice cream, chocolate with chocolate cornet.
Sunday evening: Church Beer and Fish and Chips. We attend Evensong at St David’s Cathedral. Warm grey stone sits on this town’s hillside basking in the last of the evening sun. The collects give us hope: Then, Lord, in your mercy grant us safe lodging, a holy rest and peace at the last, through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN
Then bump bump in the Land Rover to Porth Gain and the Sloop Inn for a goodly and godly pint! The place was packed and live music was the draw http://www.sloop.co.uk
With warm welsh bitter which we sat and supped taking in the sights and people watching. Mike and I tarried longer over out pints contemplating more at The Shed http://www.theshedporthgain.co.uk/ the fish and chip bistro in the village where I tucked into haddock and chips with a little more pale welsh beer. All in all a wonderful evening and on the five-mile ride back to Whitesands I was nicely insulated through food and drink to the bump bump of Mike Land Rover.
One of my artistic hero’s is John Knapp-Fisher. I have salivated over his work through re-reading his wonderful book Pembrokeshire. Mike drove me over to his gallery in Croesgoch only a few miles down the road. John was in and we engaged in conversation and I was able to show him with immoderate praise and as importantly to actually see his work close-up! This experience included seeing his wonderful sketchbooks and colour palettes and all the paraphernalia of his work – everything was on display to touch and feel! These three short days in Pembroke, talking to John about his work, the location and hospitality afforded by Mike and Kate has ensured that I am bonded to this part of the world and willed to return. This is a particular landscape, unpacked before me in short order: tiny fields, hedge row-walls punctuated with slate roofed farms and often a blue blue sea.
For more on Mr. Knapp-Fisher