Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Fabian Perez

Fabian Perez is an artist I have only recently discovered, strangely enough whilst looking for karate related stuff! ( Another thread to my life ) I love the narrative in his work which is reminiscent to me of Jack Vettrianos but not as dark and menacing as some of Jack's lesser known works. His site is well worth taking a look at www.fabianperez.com  

Here is also a link to a You Tube video with some accompanying music. Very good..

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Demise of common sense

Saw this on a forum yesterday, amusing and depressing at the same time! It was published in the London Times in 2009

An Obituary printed in the London Times.........
Interesting, yet sadly rather true.

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
Why the early bird gets the worm;
Life isn't always fair;
andMaybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an Aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; by his wife, Discretion; by his daughter, Responsibility; and by his son, Reason.
He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I'm A Victim

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

Monday, 14 March 2011


I have been itching to paint this gorgeous Section D stallion Taraco Fiasco since his owner Tara Coppins was kind enough to give me permission a while ago! I could restrain myself no more and have immensley enjoyed painting this little 6" x 6" box canvas! Thanks are due to Tara for allowing me to paint this special horse, and he has quite a story to tell! http://www.taraco-stud.co.uk/articleparalysed.htm 
Go to Tara's website http://www.taraco-stud.co.uk/ and have a look, there are also some great photos on there.

I don't think will be my last picture of Fiasco, he is a horse that is very paintable! If you are interested in purchasing this picture please email me! He will shortly be on my "Under £100 " list! But not until I have painted the sides of the canvas..

Friday, 4 March 2011

Welsh Pony and Cob Society AGM

I will be at the Welsh Pony and Cob Society AGM tomorrow in Cardiff to present a painting of Haighmoor Glain to Julie Evans of Haighmoor Stud. This beautiful mare was overall supreme champion at the Royal Wesh Show in Builth in 2010 and the Prince of Wales Cup winner. As such she is also the winner of the painting below. I am always nervous presnting these pictures, so I hope they will like it! This time I have done a head study and included the foal she had at foot at the time who I liked very much who is by Trevallion Hooch.

(Fronarth Victor x Brynithon Magical Lady) 2002
The 2010 George Prince of Wales Cup Winner,
The Tom & Sprightly Perpetual Cup Winner &
The Royal Welsh Supreme In Hand Champion & Cuddy Supreme Qualifier