Friday, 31 December 2010

Corner of the studio

Brunswick Gardens Kensington  1950s
Rolleiflex 4x4

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Monday, 27 December 2010

The Thames

Boat trip on the Thames to Greenwich 1960s
Bit chilly.

Rolleiflex 4x4

Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas my friends.


Thursday, 23 December 2010

Outside stuff

Bit warmer inside.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Monday, 20 December 2010


For some good winter coast scenes go here

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Notting Hill

Afternoon walk ,Westbourne Grove 1960s
Rolleiflex 4x4

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Kingston Art School

The girls from Kingston Art School in the 1920s.
I didnt go to this school alas,
but my father did.
lucky fellow

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Scrapbook 27

A visit to the London Zoo mid sixties
Rolleiflex 4x4

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Friday, 10 December 2010

Thursday, 9 December 2010


And see the world.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Studio portrait

Olympus OM 4.  

Tuesday, 7 December 2010


The yard wating for summer.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Sunday, 5 December 2010


I left London for the country life some 45 years ago but I still miss scenes like this.
Engrained in the memory.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Coast Road

                                            Revisited ......  Tablet.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Monday, 29 November 2010


Photo of London Tugboat steaming up the river pulling barges.
Taken from a pleasure boat on a trip to Greenwich mid sixties.
Not an skyscaping office block in sight
More interesting in those days.
Sad when the docks went.
and London lost its

                  photo Rolleiflex 4x4

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Lands edge

And a few gulls
                             Wacom Tableted today.

Sunnier times

1960s Summer in our old Notting Hill family garden

Friday, 26 November 2010

Fairground sketch

                                             Pen and ink

Tuesday, 23 November 2010


Oils on panel    1990s

Monday, 22 November 2010

Email from Japan

My friends Mei and Liv visiting Grandparents homes.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Friday, 19 November 2010

dark sea

Oils enhanced.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

My neighbourhood

South Korea and Japan meet Stonehenge.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Slimline Gee of the sixties

Holiday in worries then...
Middle age spread yet to come.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Mersea Island........moorings

Silent Annie
Photo by Mersea Pearl

Thursday, 11 November 2010


You cant beat a good Vtwin.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010


On Studland Beach 1920s

Friday, 5 November 2010

Scrapbook 26

My daddy on his 20s combo Brough Superior which he managed to roll with my mother and oldest brother on board..
However they all survived and my parents went on to produce six more children me being one of them,
so I naturally inherited a love of motorbikes and also rolling them.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Geraldgee and nephew

Photographed 1947 or thereabouts in our Essex garden.I used to take him sailing in my dinghy but we lived !

Wednesday, 3 November 2010


The sort of plane my daddy used to fly....and crash.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Scrapbook 25

Postcard from WW1

Wednesday, 27 October 2010


Oils on board.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Sunday, 24 October 2010


Oil on board  1995

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Friday, 22 October 2010

"Sudden Death" the alternative to "Zeal"...

So named as it was a rowing boat of narrow beam with no centreboard that we foolishly put a sail on.
Drawn from memory by my brother Colin Grimes.

"Zeal"....Squall...Not all plain sailing

Getting wet on the Pyefleet
1947..Drawn from memory

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Scrapbook 24.....Claim to Fame.

geraldgee  wins victor ludorum at his school sportsday 1944...Too young to go to war thank god.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Friday, 15 October 2010

My last steed

Due to advancing age,brittle bones and fear of dropping off the thing which can hurt a bit I have given up bikes after 57 years of bashing the roads.and am now on boring four wheels and sit in traffic jams watching with envy bikers creaming by and disappearing rapidly round the corner ahead that I know is going to take me ten minutes to even reach in my tin box... The only time a car makes for better travelling is when it's raining or on a motorway.
From a Vespa to a Zephyr,and a lot of bikes in between,,thanks for the memory.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Summer afternoon by the canal

Antidote to my rather gloomy "winter beach" posted yesterday.Feeling better today!
This one another tablet go refurbishing an old oil on board I did last year..

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

I could write a book

Let us all be sloppy and dance the night away as we did once upon a time...

Monday, 11 October 2010


Tablet painting...........This afternoon.