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...and here's the rest!

Yes, Potato project revealed! A really fun
commission for me and a Christmas present
too! A list of favourite things, one metre long;
interesting present...

Sneak peek

This is the top...


Potato project

I'm so excited! Hard at work on
a top secret commission.
More details after the 25th...


Studio visits

I've now moved all the pictures that were in
via Orti back into the studio - many thanks
to Saverio and his fantastic car!
The "Things moving" pieces from corso
Magenta are here now too.
Several people have asked me about coming
to the studio to see prints and originals.
Well, now would be a good time to do it!
Luckily this isn't Saverio's car.


Cial calendar_November + December

The last two images from the calendar,
these and more on show at Orti&Commenda
all this week!


Last chance to see two "Things Moving" pieces in a wonderful location

These two pieces, in the series "Things Moving" are
in the group show at Palazzo delle Stelline in
corso Magenta, Milan, which finishes this weekend.
If you haven't yet been, it's definitely worth a visit.


Exhibition in Milan, still running!

This exhibition opened in Milan at Orti&Commenda
in via Orti in July and believe it or not it's still running.
Just in case you haven't been along yet, it's a really
pleasant caffè, run by very friendly people and the food,
all organic, is delicious and extremly reasonable.
There's a whole range of my work, prints and originals
the Cial calendar collages as well as some new messy
kitchens - what more can I say...


Oh, and here's the " O L D " one

Though really not that old at all. I made it for the Tapirulan
calendar competition, in its 8th year. Tapirulan is an
association based in Piadena that promotes contemporary art.
There's more about it here: and you
can view, and comment on the pieces competing


My N E W Buffet

Last weekend I went to a workshop by Chris Haughton
at Import Books in Milan. What a fantastic selection
of books they have there! It was organised by
Debbie Bibo at Signs&Lines. Such an enjoyable
experience, and here's what I produced. I think it
may well be the first in a series...


Private commisssions

I'm very interested in cataloghing information and I have been
making maps about events or situations in my life for a while now.
It started over ten years ago when, after selling my mother's house
near London, I felt I needed to make some images to help me remember
the wonderful garden she had created. Since then I have also depicted
'My Italy' and am currently tracking the passage of my life through the
movements of various pieces of furniture and other belongings,
a job which, of course, needs to be constantly updated.
I have recently started doing these maps for other people.

One of the first maps of my mother's garden
Later images on canvas where I immagined myself walking in the garden
One of the pieces from the 'Things Moving' series, furniture travelling around.
Two are currently in a group show in Milan, Palazzo delle Stelline

A present for an American client whose company was celebrating it's 20th birthday. 
Lara's holidays, including her honeymoon, over a period of nine 
years which she commissioned as a birthday present for her husband.
'My Italy' as seen from where I am in Milan

This is so many people's favourite building...

 Belmont was commissioned by a friend for her mother’s 8oth birthday.


Hot chestnuts, Bric à brac, and my pictures

For anyone who happens to be in Lunigiana
this Sunday, 28th October, this should be fun.
The place is Filetto di Villafranca.


Giovanna Durì opening tomorrow, Milan

I've always admired Giovanna Durì's work as a graphic designer.
The other day I recieved an invitation to see her drawings, a
beautiful series of old dogs, so sensitively portrayed that some
of them make you feel like crying!


Last night's opening

It was a most enjoyable evening. I'm very lazy about going out
and socialising, but when I do it I usually have a really good time!
I chatted to lots of people I knew and met some for the first time.
At first it was incredibly crowded - in fact a friend of mine left
immediately because it was too much! Later on luckily it thinned
out. Thanks to Pietro for the photos_more on fb.


exhibition opening, tomorrow, thursday 18th october

It's called Metamorphosis of the Traveller...and a couple
of my pieces from the 'Things moving' series have been selected.
This is a series I've been working on for about 4 years now and
I'm quite surprised, and delighted of course, that they were chosen.
They are about places, and objects moving, for now, in my life...
I absolutely love the image that's been used on the invitation
and I'm looking forward to finding out who did it - so
see you tomorrow!

hey look, or maybe, listen!

I started this blog in March of this year because I wanted to put my latest work
online without facing the daunting task of making radical changes to my web site.
A sort of online portfolio. Since then it's become a fairly unmanageable strip
of silent images, kilometres long probably if you could measure it.
So I need to do something about that...
in the meantime I've decided to say something every now and then.
Yes - the first comment is on the way - so do answer me if you feel like it,
or join my 2 loyal followers (-: thank youuuuu) Costanza and Matteo.


Cial calendar_June + exhibition in Milan

you can see these Cial pieces and lots more at Orti&Commenda in via Orti (-: angolo via della Commenda)