Listen to Your Own Limitations…?

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in Thoughts | No Comments
Listen to Your Own Limitations…?

As I grow older, it never ceases to amaze me how abundant life can be when we don’t listen to our own limitations. For example, when I was a budding musician and songwriter back in the day, I believed that’s all I wanted to do. I wouldn’t even entertain anything else because that’s how I […]

New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by on Jan 3, 2016 in Thoughts | No Comments
New Year’s Resolutions

My wife, Susanne, and I have a conversation that has become a New Year’s tradition. I always ask her what she’d like me to change about myself for the New Year, to make her life easier and improve our relationship, and she always answers: “Nothing!” Despite it being the sweetest reaction, I always decide to […]

Califrustration

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Thoughts | No Comments
Califrustration

Whilst on holiday, I’ve been monitoring how and when I get irritated. And having nailed it down, I’ve found that nearly all the time it’s because something that seems obvious to me, another simply doesn’t understand. Take map reading, for example. A subject associated with many couple’s arguments (which the magnificent Sally SatNav has gone […]

Humility

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in Thoughts | No Comments
Humility

A wonderful lady who is a great fan of my gallery, came in with two friends the other afternoon. What makes her so special to me is her extraordinary zest for life and enthusiasm for all she sees, despite the ills that are reducing her body to incapacity. People like her, despite the pain they are […]

Should We Criticise Any Artist’s Work?

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in Thoughts | No Comments
Should We Criticise Any Artist’s Work?

Whilst watching Wim Wender’s wonderful, Oscar nominated Salt of the Earth, about world-renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado, I started to consider whether we should openly criticise any artist’s work. Surely I’m being an over-protective gallerist: artists are just doing a job like you and I, or? And, as such, shouldn’t they take our criticism as much […]

Life’s Curves

Posted by on Sep 5, 2015 in Thoughts | No Comments
Life’s Curves

In the past few weeks, I’ve experienced some exceptionally steep curves in my life. On the one hand, THG has had two of the best months in its history and I’ve been blessed by hearing my newest screenplay has attracted some world-class talent to make it. On the other, news of an illness that one […]

Bravery Comes In Many Forms

Posted by on Sep 5, 2015 in Thoughts | No Comments
Bravery Comes In Many Forms

Bravery appears in many forms. There’s the astonishing, selfless bravery people like Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela displayed when the world was trying to convince them they were wrong. Then there’s the personal bravery of people like Malala Yousafzai after being shot for simply going to school. For me, though, remarkably powerful is one’s […]

Are We Losing the Skill of Contemplation?

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Thoughts | No Comments
Are We Losing the Skill of Contemplation?

After being quite taken back recently by an unnecessarily harsh critique on social media of one of my artist’s works, it started to dawn on me how maybe our skills of contemplation are being lost because of the urgency of communication these days.A very wise friend of mine once suggested that if I had something […]

Sadness is Essential

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Thoughts | No Comments
Sadness is Essential

My usual up-beat, positive outlook was somewhat marred last month when a rare and inexplicable blanket of sadness washed over me during a beach walk. Like many of us, I imagine, finding it an unpleasant experience, I first searched for a way to overcome it. And when that failed, I searched for a reason for […]

Has Fairness in Business Disappeared?

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Thoughts | No Comments
Has Fairness in Business Disappeared?

My wife, Susanne, and I, are two of the luckiest people I know. We both wake up feeling excited about the day ahead and go to bed satisfied about the day we’ve had. Nevertheless, we both have our foibles… …and mine is fairness; or to be more specific, the lack of it. It’s for this […]