Elizabeth Finn, ‘The Church on the Hill, Milnthorpe’, gouache on canvas, 1979. Collection: Salford Museum and Art Gallery.


• I have recently posted two short texts, new to the website. Both contain elements of autobiography.

• The first was written about my late friend the artist Elizabeth Finn, who died in April this year. It was published by Art UK, for whom in recent years I have contributed short articles on a number of artists: Trevor Bell, John Blackburn, Max Chapman & Oswell Blakeston, Jon Groom, Alistair Park, and Patrick Procktor. All are accessible via my Art UK author page:


• The second text, just posted here, was first published some years ago by Varoom magazine, for which I was at one time a member of its editorial board and regular contributor. The article is about Treasure comic, which was important to me as a child. I’ve always liked the article, so much so that I decided to publish it here on my website.







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