A Diary of the Plague Year: Day 5 21 March 2020:

Yes, indeed it is raining again. Just had breakfast of porridge and honey before going in to Clon to collect my work from the framer before they shut indefinitely.  A lot of businesses are going to go to the wall during this crisis. It is a terrible thing. I hope Kate comes through.  She is lovely and her frames are wonderful. She also supports a lot of artists through the gallery and frame shop.

The Loft Gallery, Clonakilty:


Just put these works on Facebook.  I am usually not keen on FB but an artist called Matthew Burrows has started a great initiative called the ARTISTS’ SUPPORT PLEDGE. It is way for artists to support each other which we always like to do.

@matthewburrowsstudio Yesterday I instigated the
#artistsupportpledge within hours I had multiple pledges and hope to be able to report the first completion today. It’s a simple concept, you post images of your work you are willing to sell for no more than £200 each (not including shipping.) Every time you reach £1000 of sales you pledge to buy another of the artists work for £200.
This creates a small but dynamic market were all can contribute whatever their level of success. This is a culture dependent on the honesty and generosity of our artistic communities at every level. So make a pledge, post your work with the #artistsupportpledge Please repost this and make a pledge. I look forward to seeing your work. @matthewburrowsstudio #supportartists #art #culture #kunst #generosity #artists #artworld #artcommunities #artistcommunities.

I have listed the following works:

A series called China Club 8.5 x 8.5 inches, acrylic on linen:

China Club

Something Comes and Something Goes 8.5 x 11 inches, acrylic on linen:

Something Comes and Something Goes

Summer Palace 11 inches x 15 inches, acrylic on linen:

Summer Palace


Some words: A tear in the fabric.