• Ffiona Lewis

Earlier this week I visited Ffiona Lewis at her studio in Suffolk, where we discussed her new work. The artist is to have a solo show at The Redfern Gallery, London, this November, for which I am to write the essay for the accompanying catalogue. An update will follow later this year.

For more on the artist visit:



• Felice Hodges

I have been invited to write a short text for the catalogue of the painter Felice Hodges’ forthcoming show at Cricket Fine Art, London. It is set to open on 1st October.

More information on the artist can be found on the gallery website, and on the artist’s own site:




• John McLean

The artist John McLean, who I got to know in the 1990s, died at the age of 80 on 12th June. He was a marvellous painter and a lovely, generous man. My text for the catalogue of his 2001 show at Flowers East, London, can be found on this website.

Amongst the obituaries written about John, the following two are excellent:




• Photograph: Wall still life at Ffiona Lewis’ studio, 26th June 2019. Photograph by Ian Massey.

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