Confessions of THE Art Executor

This blog explains that when my sister Jenny died suddenly I became her Art Executor and had to learn what to do from scratch. I hope these posts explaining what I did (and didn’t) may help others in the same situation – and encourage artists to think ahead as well.

Seeing is Believing

Seeing is Believing

Untitled, 2010. Paper, 56 x 56 cm boxed (wood and glass) 60 x 60 x 7 cm This and three other paper works by Jenny are now on display until February 20th, as part of a mixed show in Katherine Richards' exciting new Gallery at 111 Portland Road Hove. If you can get to...

False Colours

False Colours

How a simple typing mistake misled the artist, a Gallery owner, and the Art Executor.

Following the numbers

Following the numbers

4 years on, I am starting to realise that being an Art Executor is a lifetime’s calling.

Into the blue

Into the blue

Setting off into the blue sky, two men in a balloon are alone in the vastness.

Changing the plan

Changing the plan

Like many, more important, projects for 2020 our plan for an exhibition of Jenny’s work has fallen victim to Covid-19.

A Question of Style

A Question of Style

Did Morandi’s example inspire her to paint the same pots for 50 years?

A question of definition

A question of definition

An artist’s experiences can influence their work after a long gestation and without their being conscious of it.

Making it up

Making it up

It was a lightbulb moment when I realised that sometimes you just have to make it up.

picture in focus: Earth story

picture in focus: Earth story

Earth Story, 1985. Oil on Canvas 60 x 60 cm This painting is quite unlike any other oil painting of Jenny's. It's not a Still Life, and it has a title: 'Earth, Moon, Tree', which later she changed to 'Earth Story'. It is possibly the first oil painting to which she...