During the seventies I had been lucky enough to have two exhibitions at Bradford's Cartwright Hall (a mecca for regional artists and students in the fifties). Two of the shows had been solo, the first exhibited my 'phantasms' series, the second consisted of oil paintings completed since returning home to the north. Immediately after the first exhibition, Cartwright Hall held 'Six Bradford Artists' which included Hockney, Oxtoby, Norman Stevens, John Loker, Mike Vaughan and myself. After a quick look at the assembled works, I realised that they were a motley assortment of familiar works. I blamed laziness on the part of the agents who seemed disinclined to value the regional significance of such an exhibition. As I had just shown in the same gallery, I decided to set about a new series of works, determining that they would literally smell of newness - fresh paint, varnishes, planed timber and hardboard. The scent of the hardware store. I had two weekends in which to make the works, but my efforts left me dissatisfied so they ended up in the skip at the rear of the gallery. I did keep two broom paintings.


Cornerfold
1974
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Cornerfold 2.
1974
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Nightflight
1974
Bradford City Art Galleries Collection




Broom
1974
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Broom 2.
1974
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Whirligig
1974
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