Went to see this film at my lovely local Arts Centre. It was a pleasant concoction. If you hadn't been told it was about the artist Paul Gauguin on Tahiti and came to it cold, you might be excused for thinking it was just another love(-triangle but not really) drama set in an exotic location, bearing as little resemblance to the life of a painter (of static images) as only a cinematographer could make. It deals just with Paul Gauguin's first visit to Polynesia (you'll be amazed his health stood up to a second!).

Because of the government sponsored slaughter of badgers here is
 
The Fate of the Badger newly told
Grisly exhumations 30 years old
 
From Chapter 2, 'The Killer Disease' (p.13)
  
The following extract (remember, written over 30 years ago) is about a time when badgers had never been thought of, let alone killed, as a way of controlling bTB in cattle.
 
 
 

Pleased to have participated in North Devon Art Trek (September) showing (Un)Still Lifes at The Plough.

Sweetpeas in a blue coffee pot

I had the honour of being Artist in Residence for two weeks (June 12-23) at National Trust's magical Bucks Mills Cabin on the North Devon coast.

Bucks Mills residency