Wednesday, 7 March 2018


"If you have ever walked in Paris, you will see that Paris will ever walk in your memories!"

(Mehmet Murat Ildan)

"It is impossible for a Parisian to resist the desire to flick through the old volumes laid out by a bookseller."

(Gerard de Nerval)

Thursday, 1 March 2018


"Oh London is a mans town, there's power in the air; And Paris is a women's town, with flowers in her hair; And its sweet to dream in Venice, and it's great to study Rome; But when it comes to living, there is no place like home:

(Henry Van Dyke)

"Paris isn't a city it's a world."

(Lepota L Cosmo)

Monday, 26 February 2018


"Paris is a place in which we can forget ourselves, reinvent, expunge the dead weight of our past."

(Michael Simpkins)

"Paris is a narcotic for man alone. A never-ending labyrinth where the anxiety of freedom is relieved."

(Frederico Castigliano) 

Monday, 5 February 2018


"Self-deceit is a most damaging trait. The remedy, for an artist, is to paint a self portrait."

(Scott Kahn)

"And if what they say is true..if every great painting is really a self portrait..what, if anything, is Fabritius saying about himself?"

(Donna Tartt. The Goldfinch)

Friday, 2 February 2018


"The modes of expression of men of genius differ as much as their souls, and it is impossible to say that in some among them , drawing and colour are better or worse than others."

(August Rodin)

"If you have an idea, you have to move on it, to make a gesture, drawing is an immediate way of articulating that idea-of making a gesture that is both physical and intellectual."

(Jeff Koons)

Friday, 22 December 2017

Merry Christmas

Thank you all for visiting both the fine line and the studio blogs, have a great Christmas and may the new year bring you all the good things you wish for.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Stratford, Victoria Park and Hampstead Heath

"Hampstead Heath! Glory of London! Where Keats walked and Jarmen fucked, where Orwell exercised his weakened lungs and Constable never failed to find something holy."

(Zadie Smith)

"We have just received intelligence that another child, missed last night, was only discovered late in the morning under a furze bush at Shooters Hill side of Hampstead Heath, which is perhaps less frequented than the other parts. It has the same tiny wound in the throat as been noticed in other cases."

(Bram Stoker. Dracula)

Thursday, 7 December 2017

The Gower

"I stayed on the worm from dusk to midnight, sitting on that top grass, frightened to go further because of the rats and because of things I am ashamed to be frightened of."

(Dylan Thomas)

"A great sin can enter through a small door"

(Welsh saying)