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Light from Lebanon

Every place we visit offers us the gift of Light. Subtle or extreme, no two landscapes have the same relationship with the miracle that is sunlight. With Lebanon still very much in my memory I have revisited a brief trip we made to Byblos. This very ancient city has...

From Lebanon with Love

Returning from a truly memorable exhibition in the beautiful land of Lebanon. The sights and sounds will linger long in our memory. Beirut is the most vibrant and fascinating of cities and we want to return again to explore more of its incredible past and present. We...

Towards Paradiso

Well the day approaches and the year is ending on a high, with an up-coming show in Beirut at the beautiful Villa Paradiso. All the work is delivered and ready for the hang. The theme is Dualities and after a lot of thought this seems an ever more apt title. The more...

Vision of Dualities

December sees my next solo exhibition, set in the beautiful Villa Paradiso in Beirut, Lebanon. The show is hosted and curated by the wonderful Vanessa Clark of VC Art. It is a show I am very excited about for several reasons. In particular it is all new work on show...

A Thing of Beauty : My Week in View

The Ice House Gallery show ended on a real high with many of you saying how much you enjoyed your visit. Taking stock is always interesting and informative. So many memories of chance encounters and delightful moments. I often feel daunted by having to discuss my work...

Ice House Gallery Exhibition: 18th August-1st September

  "The Dancer at the Gates of Dawn"  David Cottingham The Ice House Gallery Holland Park 18th August-1st September 2015 Open Daily 11am-7pm  The Ice House Gallery Holland Park, Ilchester Place London W8 6LU,  Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea ...

We Are Stardust : My Week in View

Returning from the delirious Blue Mediterranean Sea and Sky of Greece, where we were completely charmed by the great art and beauty of its museums and islands. Also recharged to produce new figurative and abstract pieces and feeling the power of Mythology to permeate...

Mirror Image : My Week in View

The sea is a mirror of the sky. The land is a mirror of the light. So much of what we see are reflections of something else, even of our personality. I am fascinated by this duality both of perception and action. We are always observing horizons, that vanishing point...

New Year, New Beginnings

  Greetings and Best Wishes for a great new year. Creatively this is an exciting time for me, as I am working towards a show of new figurative Dance work. I will let you know later when and where this show will take place this year but I already have greatly...

Autumn Soul

The summer ended with a wonderful late burst of light and energy. I participated in a local Open Studio event, spanning two weekends which proved very rewarding and inspiring. It also provided a great opportunity to meet so many new friends and neighbours we never...

In The Studio

The next 2 weekends sees my studio open its doors to the public for the first time, as part of the Ealing BEAT project. All are welcome to drop by and see new work and say hello. As you can see I have several new pieces on display and have tried to show as wide a...

Open Studio Invitation

Dear Friends I have an Open Studio as part of the locally sponsored Art Trail BEAT over 2 weekends in September. Please find attached an invitation. I will be there over both weekends. This will provide a great chance to meet up and see the work in situ. There will be...

Dancing in the Dark

"From the Darkness, Sunrise and Rain". Two Panels on Canvas Summer is hovering around us, not sure whether it has anything seasonal to wear this year. The longest day passed on a tide of change, the dawning of the age of uncertainty, maybe the 21st Century has finally...

Helios Rising

No two sunrises are the same. The cliche fades when confronted by the beauty of the moment. I recently travelled down to the Kent coast to Margate, where I used to live and where the great Mr Turner used to paint the sometimes glorious skies. As well as a beautiful...