Wednesday, 10 August 2011


Hi Folks,

I am going to be on holiday and not posting for a couple of weeks. I'm going to be mostly decorating my new house!

I will be back in September and am sure will be chatty and refreshed and have lots of interesting things to say.

Ta Ta


Tuesday, 9 August 2011

A Secret World

Here, as promised, is a selection of the work on display.

 A Land of Fecundity
Geoff Brindle

 A Rule of Ancients
Geoff Brindle

 Broken Memories
Geoff Brindle

Geoff Brindle

 Evolution of Musical Forms
Geoff Brindle

 On the Edge of Nowhere
Geoff Brindle

(on display and beautifully framed)

 Regression to Norma
Geoff Brindle

Geoff Brindle

 Signs and Symbols
Geoff Brindle

 The Black Widow
Geoff Brindle

 The Buffoon
Geoff Brindle

 The Dawn of the Age of Enlightenment
Geoff Brindle

 The Leapers
Geoff Brindle

 The Lie of the Land
Geoff Brindle

 The Lost Ones
Geoff Brindle

 The Masterplan
Geoff Brindle

(on display)

 The Resting
Geoff Brindle

 The Resting Place
Geoff Brindle

 The Rift
Geoff Brindle

Geoff Brindle

There you go - aren't they great? There is such a range of sizes of picture too, some are massive. You really need to come and look in detail! I will post more soon and you can see some close ups.

Ta Ta


Monday, 8 August 2011

Your views

Hi folks,

All the pictures and images of the current exhibition will be on the blog tomorrow, but as a quick post - there is an arts consultation happening at the moment and the more people that fill it in - the better our strategic planning will be.

Please spare us ten minutes to Give Pendle a kick up the Arts!

Ta Ta


Wednesday, 3 August 2011

A Secret World by Geoff Brindle


Here we are with a new exhibition, brand new, we just put it up yesterday and here is my interview with the artist, Geoff Brindle.

Kirsty: Hi, as always we start with an easy one, Cheese Toastie or Ham Toastie?
Geoff: I don't eat cheese.

Kirsty: What inspires you in three words?
Geoff: Life in general.

(No pause on that answer either - I'm impressed!)

Kirsty: What was the last thing you dreamt about?
Geoff: I can't remember.

Kirsty: When did you last cry and why?
Geoff: I think it was probably after my marriage broke up five years ago.

Kirsty: What makes you laugh?
Geoff: All sorts of things, many and varied.

Kirsty: Can you describe your workspace/ studio?
Geoff: I have a studio at the top of my house, it is a scene of unbelievable chaos but it is comfortable and feels very creative. It is full of pictures and books and bric a brac and almost like a large inspiration board. I sit, usually or sometimes stand and always listen to radio 4 on my old fashioned bakelite brown radio.

Which in my head, looks like this...

Kirsty: How do you come up with the titles of your work?
Geoff: Usually I find a connection with either a figure in the work or an area.

Kirsty: What other artists must we check out?
Geoff: Adrian Brouwe a flemish painter, (have a look here)

Kirsty: Visually, can you recommend a film?
Geoff: I'm not really a film buff, but Canal is good, a polish war film.

Again, another one not so keen on films, maybe liking art and liking films are not easy companions?

Kirsty: What is the most frustrating thing about being an artist?
Geoff: Lack of recognition, in art, if people don't understand something they think it is rubbish, yet if this happens in science a complex statement means someone is a genius. I find that frustrating.

Kirsty: And, the best?
Geoff: I enjoy the whole process of applying paint, the mental process and the satisfaction of completing a piece, and the additional pleasure of people appreciating the work you've done.

Now - last time I attended a school event I asked some of the students what they would ask and here are a couple of the questions....

Karly, 13, asks 'Why do you paint pictures?'
Geoff: It's a challenge to fill in something that doesn't exist and to create something from scratch.

Jodie, 12, said 'How old were you when you created your first artwork?'
Geoff: I would say 4 years old when I did a picture with wax crayons, and I remember I did my first painting with oils at 10 years old.

Thanks Karly and Thanks Jodie and Thanks Geoff, I will be posting more of his work soon and some of the stories behind the work!

Ta Ta


Tuesday, 2 August 2011

A selection of Nelson Pictures 3

 Bowling Green Marsden Park with Pendle

 Edge End Front

 Lamberts Market

 Looking down Market Street

 Lord Nelson Pub

 M65 looking towards Colne

 M65 looking towards Brierfield

 Marsden Park 1

 Marsden Park 2

 The Station Hotel

 Walverden Park

St Bedes Church

Nelson Baths

These ones came with titles.

Ta Ta


A selection of Nelson Pictures 2

Did you like one of these even better? Well, don't decide on your favourite just yet as there is still at least one more post to come...

Ta Ta


A selection of Nelson Pictures 1

So there we have it, a wonderful selection of Nelson pictures from past and present. I wonder which ones Roger will use for the monopoly board.

More to follow shortly.

Ta Ta