Sunday, 7 May 2017
Friends, Romans and Robins!
We went into Alison Bradley's artist-owned gallery, and enjoyed a pleasant chat with her partner, who told us Alison uses a combination of sketching and photography as a basis for many of her paintings. We both really liked her work, and it was interesting to see her treatment of the Liverpool waterfront which I've only recently painted. Her studies of working sheepdogs and the landscapes of Wirral and north Wales are admirable.
Later, we had the real pleasure of listening to Ed Alleyne-Johnson busking on his electric violin in the cathedral square, near the bus station.
My old pal Sylvia Taylor has been on TV. As I don't own a television set I've been unable to watch her work as a support artist in Little Boy Blue, a four-part drama about the real-life murder of a Liverpool boy, but I'm thrilled for her that her acting career is coming along. She's also a playwright, brass band player, Brownie Guide leader, enthusiastic tent camper and cyclist, and she's currently doing a BA degree with the OU - this is one busy lady!