Welcome to Painter’s Progress

I am a visual artist in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. In the past two years I have embarked on a series of new work that is quite different from my previous work, of the past twenty years.

I want to use this blog to present exploratory works in progress and to comment on works I have seen, what I am reading, and materials I am using.

Recent reading.

Private View: The Lively World of British Art. By Robertson/Russell/Snowdon. Nelson, 1965.

This Is Modern Art. By Matthew Collins. Seven Dials,1999.

Peter Lanyon. By Margaret Garlake. Tate, 1998.

Terry Frost. By Chris Stephens. Tate, 2000.

Patrick Heron. by Michael McNay. Tate, 2002.

Patrick Heron: Early and Late Garden Paintings. By Andrew Wilson. Tate, 2001.

Duchamp: A Biography. By Calvin Tomkins. Henry Holt, 1996.

Robert Rauschenberg Combines. The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Steidl, 2005.

Off the Wall: A Portrait of Robert Rauschenberg . By Calvin Tomkins. Picador 2005

Plane Image: A Brice Marden Retrospective. MOMA, 2006.

Anthony Caro. Edited by Paul Moorhouse. Tate, 2005.

Alan Davie Jingling Space. Tate St Ives, 2004.

Sean Scully. By David Carrier. Thames and Hudson, 2004.

Simon Schama’s Power of Art. By Simon Schama. Viking Canada, 2006.

Rembrandt’s Eyes. By Simon Schama. Random House Canada. 1999

Most titles on my list can be found at Amazon.ca