My latest short film is a celebration of ‘Take Hart’, BBC. This 1970-80s program had a huge impact upon me! Each episode of ‘Take Hart’ included a gallery called ‘Vision … Continue reading Take Hart
artist backwards [I was young] I walked into science. My Granny loved to tell how I could sleep whilst still standing: an ability that I lost before my Granny died. … Continue reading Let me share this story one day
Yesterday we went to the “Cut and Paste | 400 Years of Collage” exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art (Modern Two). Here are some images that I … Continue reading Cut & Paste
A short passage from Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov.
Yesterday I met up with a musician in the National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh. But first of all I went to say hello to Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson. His bust was … Continue reading And the artist . . .
Painting: ‘Milly Finch’ by James McNeill Whistler Words: by Muriel Spark from ‘A Far Cry from Kensington’ [a fictional representation of two artistic cultures by Peter]
Over the course of my 25 year career as a doctor I have come across a human need for certainty. However, it is my view that in trying to be … Continue reading On certainty and uncertainty
This is a film about Glasgow Green Station. The station was opened on 1 November 1895 and closed again on 2 November 1953. The artist Douglas Gordon made a piece … Continue reading ‘P R O O F’
Peter and Sian visited the Rembrandt exhibition in Edinburgh, on Saturday 13th October 2018. Music credit to: Choriosum ‘Borrowed words’: Edwin Morgan, Dylan Thomas, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Julian Barnes, Deborah levy, … Continue reading Silent as light
This was my desk when I was a medical student in Aberdeen, sometime around 1990. I used to draw musical artists from album covers. Here is Annie Lennox and David … Continue reading Then it’s years later . . .
There are several contemporary authors whose new works I look out for. Today, through the post arrived the latest book by Julian Barnes. It is entitled: “Keeping an eye open: … Continue reading That’s what he didn’t paint