Friday, December 10, 2010

AESTHETICA Creative Works Annual 2011

Discover my poem A Matter of Size in this beautiful book.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


As secretary of the Club du Clocher Vert, I was given the task or organising an exhibition for artist residing in Cailhau - professionals and amateurs alike. After much persuading - some people being excessively modest - we finally had enough work to fill the village hall. The exhibition which took place on the 23rd and 24th October, proved to be a great success - we had watercolours, oils, acrylics, novels, upholstery, painted furniture, flower arrangements and poetry. The mayor Monsieur Afflatet was amazed to discover just how much talent there is in his tiny hilltop village of just 240 inhabitants. We had many visitors from surrounding villages who were also pleasantly surprised to find such diverse talent in our little village.

These are a couple of photographs of my books and Russi's paintings. Russi's tryptich with 5 hanging vignettes caused quite a stir! I sold more poetry books during this weekend than I have ever sold at an exhibition in France. I think my English Conversation group were out to impress by buying my English poetry as well as my French translations.

For more photographs see

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Russi and I were invited to exhibit our work at the 5th edition of the MJC (Maison des Jeunes et de la Culture du Razès)which aims to bring Art to the small villages of the Razès - an area of the Aude close to where we live in SW France.

Eleven artists exhibited - 86 works were on display.

Christine Giro, organiser of the MJC du Razès invites the Mayor of the village to comment on the exhibition.
The 'babies' on show are actually doorstops created by Véronique Checa.