I can hear music

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” – Friedrich Nietzsche. My daughter Rose dancing to the music. She can hear it, she always has.

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I must be a mermaid

“I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.” – Anais Nin. My daughter Rose Florence exploring the power, uncertainty and unparalleled rush of sea swimming.

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10’000 kicks

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10’000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10’000 times.” – Bruce Lee. My son Joseph perfects the tricky ‘cricket’ skill of cleanly connecting with the ball Bruce Lee style, as I wait patiently (not that patiently) with cricket bat in hand.

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Line Portraits by Love and Colour (Le Pont d’Arc)

“The Cro-Magnons lived with fear and amazement in a culture of Arrival, facing many mysteries. Their culture lasted for some 20’000 years. We live in a culture of ceaseless Departure and Progress which has so far lasted two or three centurires. Today’s culture, instead of facing mysteries, persistently tries to outflank them.”

“On a rock in front of me a cluster of red squarish dots. The freshness of the red is startling. As present and immediate as a smell, or as the colour of flowers on a June evening when the sun is going down. These dots were made by applying red oxide pigment to the palm of a hand and then pressing it against the rock. One particular hand has been identified on account of a disjointed little finger, and another imprint of the hand has been found elsewhere in the cave.”



“Many walls that might have lent themselves to being painted on, have not been touched. There is more emptiness, more secrecy, perhaps greater complicity with the darkness.”

“What they painted is like a map, she says. Of what? The company in the dark. Who are where? Here, come from elsewhere…

John Berger

We are now taking commissions for Love and Colour Line Portraits.

Zen Master

Zen masters use the word satori to describe a flash of insight, a moment of no-mind and total presence. Although satori is not a lasting transformation, be grateful when it comes, for it gives you a taste of enlightenment. You may, indeed, have experienced it many times without knowing what it is and realising its importance. Presence is needed to become aware of the beauty, the majesty, the sacredness of nature.

Cats just know this stuff!

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Magic Teacups

“Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.” – Maya Angelou

My daughter Rose Florence finding a pretty good rhythm on the magic teacups.

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The Great Outdoors

“The sun had reversed its boredom and now had grown interesting as it began its descent which would soon open the begining doors of night and the wind had died down making the pond as still and quiet as sleeping glass.” – Richard Brautigan.

Long days in the sun with Joe and Rose…I cannot wait!

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In Bloom


“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin

I watch as my seven year old daughter Rose, explores a wooded area near our home. Continuous narration of her surroundings in a reassuring tone.


“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin


“Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing.” – Oscar Wilde.

My son Joseph running and jumping, simplicity, happiness…perfect.

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Lines of Life





“Making the decision to have a baby is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” – Elizabeth Stone

Lines of Life – celebrates a truly special time with a modern take on the traditional portrait.