Saturday, December 13, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

Lemon Tree

This is the next one in the Change series, painted in Bad Sachsa.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Change 1Change 3

Change 2

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008


from Five Sisters


This is part of the Change series.

Sunday, April 27, 2008


I like it now. But don't know if I will like it later - it's too soon to tell.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Reorganising Aja site

I've spent all day reorganising the ajagap website - not sure if it's really clearer though - was hoping that it would be. I was going to post this blog on the site, but chickened out. It's nice to have somewhere private to try out my pictures. It's helpful to see them on the screen - distancing. I can see where to go next.... usually.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Gina 1

Another sleepless night.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Japanese Man 1

This is Japanese Man 1 from 1997. I'm sorting out my pictures and found several from this series. Thought I'd like to look at them again.

Monday, February 04, 2008

'Eyes' by Chuma Nwokolo Jnr

(Inspired by Metamorphosis 2, a painting by Angie Phillip)

you stare astounded at my own astonished eyes.
for once, at last, we see.
soon, to feuds and warring clans,
may come this antidote more radical than guns,
more mind-blowing than drugs,
more harrowing,
truly more harrowing - and


nothing more drastic than truly to see the enemy
and his blood; simply to look unblinkingly -
not through our usual black-and-white filters -
but to stare astounded. to stare, and stare until
the truth of sight becomes a mirror to our soul.
until we feel the mettle of his blues,
read his face’s panoply of hues,
his draining pools of dreams, and the
streaks of tears and rust…

so that when his blood
comes spurting redly at our thrust
we cannot look
away. no. and we will own his pain as


©Chuma Nwokolo, Jr. (2008)

Have a look:

Struggling with Magenta

I'm repainting Gledhow Valley Woods and struggling with magenta. I've already removed almost all the other colours in the picture, and I still can't make it look even vaguely all right. Da'i was right - 'magenta is not a kind colour'.

I shouldn't have been stubborn. I should have let the magenta go...

Have started to build the ajagap website today - it's surprising how long it takes. I'll put the link on the site. The next step will be to write the exhibition proposal - I'm not looking forward to that.

I'm grateful to my friend Chuma - he's written a stunning poem 'Eyes' as a response to 'Metamorphosis 2' one of the Hidden Woman pictures. I wanted to post it but can't figure out how to put a pdf on this blog.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Female Torso

Female Torso, 1997, A4 pastel and oil pastel on card

Metamorphosis 2 (2000) & 1 (1996)

Metamorphosis 2, 2000

Metamorphosis 1, 1996

Sunday, January 06, 2008