Archive for May, 2009

The Dragonfly House

29 May 2009

This is my first posting that includes an image.

Fred's paintings at the Dragonfly House

Fred's paintings at the Dragonfly House

It shows my display of watercolours and prints at The Dragonfly House, during the May Brighton Festival of Open Houses. I had a very good year, thanks to Angie putting me in a prime spot. Last year I was on the stairs and everyone walked past. It’s a selection of original watercolours (all sold bar one), screenprints and linocuts (all printed at BIP). Yes, I do love Art Deco, and yes they are meant to have a 1930s feel. The most popular print was of Shoreham Airport, mainly I think because people that bought have an attachment to the place. The edition is all sold out now, there will be no more – and no, I won’t be producing a giclée.

I am Brighton’s laziest artist, only averaging one print a year – this year’s is of Saltdean Lido. My watercolour of ‘The lost villas of London Road’, done for the exhibition at the Co-op, was bought by Mrs Brooke of Brooke Travel (a shop depicted in the painting) – what’s the chances of that happening?


First past the post

29 May 2009

This is my new WordPress blog, to be mainly a vehicle for my learning to use WordPress, but also to post up some of my art! My existing blogger blog at will concentrate on my outings to see steam trains etc. My personal website is woefully out of date, but like the plumbing in a plumber’s house, is always bottom of the list to do. My Geocities website is being transferred to other hosts, as Yahoo is to shut the original and venerable host down! My latest writing project for Laurence King is a book called Designing websites – this blog counts as research towards that! I must say that my first impression of WordPress is very favourable – let’s see about customising it!

Hello world!

18 May 2009

Welcome to This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!