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!

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More Pegboard Paintings

I did these two paintings in the Nineties, some time before I worked on the extensive series of Simple Simon pegboard paintings which I posted here recently.  Incidentally all the pegboard was originally used in a set of exhibition stands my father and I made at the beginning of the Nineties for a number of charity exhibitions I was organising at the time – the money from the exhibitions went to animal charities.

Painting With A Science Theme 1

Painting With A Science Theme 1

Painting With A Science Theme 2

Painting With A Science Theme 2

Now For Something Completely Different!

This blog has perhaps shown too many of my photographs lately.  Mainly because I am not producing very many actual paintings at the moment – something Gerald Shepherd really should address although he is a lot of other people as well (including apparently himself).  There are hundreds of drawings of mine around but very few have been scanned (and a lot aren’t very good!) and even I am finding my tablet art boring at the moment.

Anyway as a complete change here are a small selection of photographs of me (us) as a child – with my dog Tammy – merged with some of Gerald Shepherd’s paintings.  If anyone is interested there are more on our Ionist Art Blog: http://ionistartblog.wordpress.com/ (which unfortunately doesn’t get much work done on it – but that is a separate story!).

Tammy and a very young me

Tammy and a very young me

Self Portrait In Two Times Simultaneously

Self Portrait In Two Times Simultaneously

Then And Now

Then And Now

Self Portrait Trapped in a Still Life

Self Portrait Trapped in a Still Life