Chris Moon ~ A Splendid Isolation

The opening of Chris Moon’s latest collection, inspired by a visit to the west coast.

Fantastic show – what a gift this guy’s got for suggesting so much with just the mere deftest flourish of the brush. I was really captured by the Unachievable paintings with the Spirit Of Ecstasy-type figures frozen in their graceful dives into oblivion. Awesome.

Obviously, all copyright of artworks reproduced here remains with the artist, and you’d better hurry if you want to snap up one of these originals – it looked like being a sell-out even as I was leaving…

Birds of a feather…

Missuseb has been at it again – getting all creative. This time for a rather well-known, West End jeweller’s Basel World stand.

The piece will hang behind semi-opaque perspex and the ‘spools’ of feathers are finished pieces ready to be boxed and shipped to Basel this weekend.

Commissions are being taken – just leave your details in the form below.

Unearthing the past

Making the most of a warm Saturday afternoon we packed wellies and trowels before heading off to ‘Treasure Beach’.

For those of you who haven’t been, this is a part of Folkestone that is gradually slipping into the sea and the clay that is exposed by each tide reveals thousands of fossils. They’re so incredibly well-preserved that in most cases they still have the original shell in situ, and thanks to the high level of pyrites in the ground a lot of the fossils have been ‘gilded’ – like the one below.

Bagfuls of fossils and Roman roof tile were unearthed before Daddy spots something appearing from a mudslide. 5 minutes later we revealed the biggest ammonite we’d ever seen – must have been 30cm across. We had to leave it behind as it was just an impression in the mud and the next tide will have reclaimed something last washed up 400 million years ago…