By happy coincidence - serendipity! - (I will get tired of this, but not before you) the exhibition is on for 23 days and since there are 23 paintings, for the sheer hell of it I will be posting about a painting every day throughout . . .
Blue Bear on a Bike. Acrylic on canvas 42 x 60 cm. Also available as a 42 x 60cm limited edition print.
For non-locals who are curious, the whole 'twinned with ... Holland' is rather spurious, relating to road exits and entrances closed, designating them for bikes over cars, side-effects being car journeys lengthened and gridlock on the main roads. It has acquired a bit of 'don't mention the war' about it as no-one can agree on it. So, what better than a stoned blue bear from 'Innit!' in Holland. Yes, that funny and cliche-ridden. On your bike! a lovely re-imagining of a travel travail poster with a doctored street-sign, the background tulips of Amsterdam pattern rising to the apples and oranges of the market. The bear given it the big W, Yeah!
Who's playing the coconuts on this . . .