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Monday, February 23, 2015

the model and the dready house ...



                 Taigh Solais Rudha/Lighthouse point - original on canvas - 40x30

if you haven't been able to tell yet, I like drawing houses … look at how this one glows on the canvas!

my father built houses, he built several here in Cayman, down in whitehall estates off 7 mile beach road, way back in the never never …

in Jamaica he didn't really build houses he built road beds and site beds for heavy construction to go on top of … the man who lives in one of the whitehall houses said to me one day 'you should come and see the ceiling' - I hadn't seen the ceiling since i was a small small boy - 'the woodwork of the ceiling' he continued 'is a work of art'.

i don't build, but i draw houses as art …

peace and love


Monday, February 9, 2015

Dready in Venice …


                       dready, campo san angelo, venice: 16x16 - limited edition print

there are things that you draw because you want to do them and this was one of them …

the thing about venice is that everywhere you turn there are beautiful things, lovely corners … and this campo, just around the corner from where we were staying, was no exception …

in the day time it was quiet, tranquil but in the evening 2 restaurants would open, behind this point of view and the campo came into a different kind of life.

everything in venice moves first by boat and then by hand-truck - water water everywhere and not a drop to drink, except bottled and in orange crates! they were so evident in the mornings before life had truly come to the city that I had to put one in ...

and every time we sat down (and I'm guessing here) old world warblers (little brown birds) pitched up at the table wanting to share your tramezzini with you … lurking in the sun is a cat, because someone said, 'it's venice, you need a cat!' and beyond, lurking in more sun, at the edge of a canal, two lovers kiss …

live, love, life …




Friday, February 6, 2015

dready ... re-imagining history



                           dready 'the road less traveled' - original on paper 30x20

the remit for this commission, as with a piece somewhere below was to re-imagine a series of 17th century prints, of images of the Caribbean, with the client in them contextually and with pop references to those things that he liked about the Caribbean …

i tried to blend the drawings I'd inserted so as they would almost seem like part of the art, while still standing out ...

there are 8 things we put into this image see if you can find them all.

coolness.