Saturday, 15 July 2017

West Greenwich Library Talk 9th June 2017

The 2 videos below are a recording of the talk I gave at West Greenwich Library in June this year. I hope they give an idea of my background, the city life that shaped me and what led me to become so passionate about painting the Thames. The recordings are by Irene Butcher and Delia Scales. Irene filmed the introduction with the jazzy music and did a brilliant job in editing. Delia, who did most of the filming, admits that as a first attempt at filming it's a bit shaky in places with some unusual angles and close ups but I think they capture the gist of it all! Peter Garretty mastered the mysteries of uploading videos! My thanks to a great team and also to all those people that attended the talk and I hope it will be of interest now to many that didn't. Thank you also to West Greenwich Library for their generous support, they truly are a fantastic local resource.    

Part 1

Part 2

Thursday, 13 July 2017


Just found out that I'm in this months' edition of Vogue, sadly not for my great fashion sense but for an image of London featuring alongside an article by Cristina Ruiz...

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Blackheath Halls Summer Exhibition

Last chance to visit our fantastic Summer exhibition at Blackheath Halls, the exhibition is open until Thursday 29th June 10AM - 5PM daily. For more information please visit our Facebook page . This year the society celebrates it's 70th anniversary and as such is the oldest art society in London, launched in 1947 with Graham Sutherland as first President.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

A Huge Thank You!

To everyone who visited the exhibition and to all those who made it to the talk and to West Greenwich Library who hosted the exhibition and were so generous with their help and support.I have hugely enjoyed this trip down memory lane and hope you did too? For those that missed the talk but would like to see it I will be posting a video of the talk on this blog soon.

Photo courtesy of Irene Butcher

Photo courtesy of Irene Butcher

Friday, 26 May 2017

West Greenwich Library

West Greenwich Library is a grade 11 listed building designed by Sir A B Thomas in the early 20th Century. It has been greatly loved and valued by the local community over many years as a haven for learning and a quiet place to knuckle down and work or study. More recently exciting events take place there which are advertised by the library. You can find more information on their Facebook page plus a great (first attempt!) video of the Private View for the current exhibition  . The Library is helped by the Friends of West Greenwich Library, you can find out more about them here; . Please help keep this valuable community resource going by joining up, it's very reasonable and they help support the following;

  • Children’s Outreach: supports the Summer Reading and Reading Readiness programs and partners with the Head Start program to encourage development of early literacy reading skills
  • Greenwich Library’s Book Van: provides weekly delivery and pick-up service to senior residences in Greenwich
  • The Friends Friday Film series: for nearly 40 years has provided an eclectic mix of new releases, classics and foreign films
  • Children’s Programs and Shows: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Grammy winners Brady Rymer and the Little Band that Could
  • Concerts in our Cole Auditorium: distinguished Musicians from Marlboro and pianist Jeremy Denk
  • The Flinn Gallery: offers a range of exhibits focused on contemporary artists.
  • The Oral History Project: a collection of more than 800 interviews with people who have helped to make or witnessed Greenwich history.
Contact Anne Shafqat in the Friends Office (203) 622-7938, or email the Friends Office.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Scenes from Post-War London 1946 - 1960 exhibition

Some photos from the exhibition currently on at West Greenwich Library...

Photo courtesy of Irene Butcher

Photo courtesy of Irene Butcher

Photo courtesy of Irene Butcher

Scenes from Post-War London. The Early Paintings of Terry Scales.

9th May - 10th June.

West Greenwich Library, 146 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NN.

Opening times;
Monday: 2pm to 7pm
Tuesday: 9am to 5.30pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9am to 7pm
Friday: 2pm to 5.30pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: Closed

Date of artist talk; 9th June 3 - 4 pm, free.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Blackheath Art Society 70th Anniversary Show

Our 70th Anniversary Show will be held at Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, SE3 9RG from 3 to 29th June. More details to follow...