Moving

Because of pressure of work – I am working on a number of large scale projects at the present time – I have decided to combine this blog with my main WordPress visual arts blog: http://ionistartblog.wordpress.com/.  I am very sorry for any inconvenience caused but I cannot keep up with my workload at the moment.

Incidentally I am in the process of reducing the number of my literary blogs too.  Some of these will remain until the end of the year but my main literary blog will now be: http://ionistart.wordpress.com/

Another consequence of this rationalising of my time is I have killed off all my pseudonyms – most of which had separate artistic careers.  There was eight of us all together – initially four but all the pseudonyms wanted pseudonyms of their own! – which is a bit frightening as some of them covered art styles I didn’t really want to associate Gerald Shepherd with!  Very dramatic times ahead I fear!

Thank you so much for all those who have followed this (and/or other blogs) over the years.  I truly appreciate it.  I hope you find my Ionist Art Blog of interest!

Manfred Wing: An Early (1977) Circle Work

From the end of 1976 to some when in 1980 I did scores of repeated circle drawings and paintings.  They started as a background element  in a painting entitled A GOD CREATING THE WORLD and then carried on as works in their own right.  I planned to do several eight by four foot panels entirely filled with one inch circles, but never did – however I may still at some point.  This work was drawn in oil pastel on plywood but most were done on paper.  I haven’t a clue which way up this was meant to be!

Forty Five Minutes

Forty Five Minutes

Forty Five Minutes The Other Way Up

Forty Five Minutes The Other Way Up