Tuesday, 31 August 2010


Most of my family.One still to come.must have been 38 or 39,the two older boys just back from Austria on a holiday swap,GeraldGee is bottom left ,.Sister Barbara showing a leg as she did for many years on becoming a ballet dancer.The rest of the brood went into films and fame and fortune....
I became a dispatch rider and enjoyed myself
slightly wickedly

Passion Thwarted...

Monday, 30 August 2010


Doodle on a Wacom tablet

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Friday, 27 August 2010

James Abbot McNeill Whistler



An Essex landscape

                The Strood channel at low tide with Ray Island on the horizon..photo from "Mersea Wildlife"

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

More Fairground

                                                                            Acrylic on wooden panel

State of the nation

Fairground painting

Mixed media.....yesterday.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Best Bike.........YAMAHA XT500

Of all the bikes I've owned this one gave me the most fun...Not fast.Not off road stuff for but poodling along country lanes and exploring  the west country. Nice 500cc single chuffing along in a friendly way.I sold it for thr SR road bike version but that was a mistake,not half the fun.


Velocette Clubman on test.(I had one of these in halcyon days)

1920s Speedway poster drawn by my father.

From an early "Green un" (motorcycle magazine)

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Moorings on the Pyefleet Channel 1948

        Playground of our youth....         Work by my brother Colin Grimes from memory.

Friday, 20 August 2010


50s Fashion

trouble was seemingly cast iron corsets under if I remember right.

Thursday, 19 August 2010


SCRAPBOOK 19.........My heroic Uncles

Who,with the exception of the youngest all volunteered to fight in World War One.Two of them never made it back.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

London street scene

 An old coloured ink sketch of London  night scenes, typical of the stuff I used to do in the late 40s in my early teens.   Exhibited they surprisingly  sold rather well  and helped pave the way into art school and all that jazz.


London Embankment  1950s................Rolleiflex 4x4

Monday, 16 August 2010


House ,three trees and the sea.

                                  Oil on board..............this morning.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Got there at last....!

           This mornings occupation,overpainting an old oil on board.Have had several goes at this and have now decided to give it a rest and move on and hang it somewhere.
                                                                                                           Oil on board 24"x18"  

And you thought you'd seen it all?

Dont do this at home.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Friday, 13 August 2010

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Mishap on the Pyefleet.....Squall

                                                                 Sink or swim.............memories


                                              London Zoo ...mid sixties..     rolleiflex 4x4 medium format

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Monday, 9 August 2010

Studio portrait 1980s

Mamiya seven.....Medium format

The dew pond

                                             Oil on board...finished on Wacom tablet


Sunday, 8 August 2010

Two up...Two down.

                                         Oil on board.......... recent


The scooter days 1950s

 .Getting away from it all was a weekend nr Puddletown Dorset.In those days a long trip from London down empty twisty country roads and not a motorway in sight.A dream cottage in dream countryside....Bliss.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Good morning

 Bit of a gem this one....                 


Friday, 6 August 2010


This one still going strong well into the 50s.One was obliged to learn the words.The tune stuck in the mind....happy days till I was called up for National service.


Thursday, 5 August 2010

Diego Sierro

Music by Queen.


                    Scooter days....Stop by for a drink on the road to Dorset.

MUSIC MEMORIES 2 ..1950s~60s

Never a good party without this being played...


                                                              Wiltshire landscape.......oils