Archive for November, 2014

Jack Bankhead, photographer

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Born in 1942 in London Jack started work as a graphic designer. His special interest and passion was taking photographs. In a career spanning 40 years Jack became very well known as a commercial photographer working for all the top advertising agencies on campaigns for Silk Cut and Players to Mercedes, Jaguar and Heineken.  His passion for black and white printing and years spent in the dark room has brought about this personal collection of photographs of landscapes, birds,fish and other wonderful images.  He is showing and selling his work at The Coach House, 2 Coach House Lane, Wimbledon Village SW19 5JY. From Sunday 16th Nov to Thursday 20th Nov. or by appointment.  0208946 6248   M.  07905 084 332 and email

I am afraid that my photos do not do justice to his photographs as i had to shoot through glass

Jaguar 'D' Type



Eagle Owl

Mexican suit

Frank Bruno


New York


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Emily Sutton at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Friday, November 14th, 2014

As well as the wonderful sculptures by Ursula Von Rydingsvard at the sensational YSP there is an exhibition starting today Friday 14th Nov by Emily Sutton.Emily is a wonderful and prolific illustrator. Her work puts me in mind of the work of Bawden and Ravilious. There are some wonderful drawings,water colours and screen prints on show and the Museum shop have produced some of her work on plates ,mugs and beautiful silk headscarves.LRW commissioned Emily to illustrate some tea tins for Fortnum and Mason. I have below photographed a selection of her work

A selection of Emily's work

A showcase of inspiration and sketchbooks

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A Visit to The Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Last night we were privileged to be invited to The Yorkshire Sculpture Park for the opening and a dinner for Ursula Von Rydingsvard. She is an American Sculptor who makes extraordinary sculptures from wood which are sometimes converted into bronze and other materials. At this exhibition she was showing quite large and extremely complicated items that were as dramatic as they were  quite stunning.  The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is quite magnificent and worth a visit at any time. It is situated of the M1 close to Wakefield in West Yorkshire. It is set in 500 acres of beautiful historic parkland.It has work by Henry Moore. Barbara Hepworth, Anthony Gormley,Elizabeth Fink etc etc. It also has a fantastic shop with many products relating to artists showing in the museum.

Ursula Von Rydingsvard giving her speach

One of Ursula's pieces

Another of her works which are all in cedarwood

extraordinary shapes which must take month of work

This shows the scale of her work

Her work on fabric

Looking through the sensational gallery

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Allen Jones at the Royal Academy 12/11/2014

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Allen Jones the painter/sculptor had his opening at the Royal Academy last night. It was a retrospective and it was wonderful. The amount of work and his progression through the years is quite sensational. I have always been a great admirer of Allen’s work , i love his technical skills and amazing love of colour.This is an exhibition which  is a must to see it is pure joy. I know Allen is always quoted for his erotic “seats” and “tables” but my goodness they almost shrink against his other work. He is a complete master of colour,style and technique.

Allen giving his speech at the opening

A beautiful small model

One of Allen's paintings

An early Allen Jones

one of Allen's sculptures

A painting and sculpture

one of the life size figures

A figure with Kate Moss in the background

Kate Moss

Interesting people attended Grayson Perry

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