I recently had the opportunity to contribute a post to the blog of Garry Barker, an artist and educator living and teaching in Leeds, UK - my home town.
Garry and his work has been a profound influence on me and my work since the 1970s when I first met him at Jacob Kramer College of Art (later to become Leeds Arts University). Garry uses drawing to create narratives about the world that exists around us and simultaneously through his work he creates multiple other worlds.
For Garry's drawing blog I wrote a piece about a drawing project I had been engaged in for a while. As I was about to progress to the next stage in the project it seemed an opportune moment to reflect on what I had done so far before moving on.
My post is now live and can be found here:
Patrick S. Ford: A Dialogue with the Landscape.
While you are there spend time to read through Garry's previous posts, I promise you it will be worth it.
Garry also has another blog devoted to the pedagogy of teaching art. This is also incredibly informative and can be found here:
Art and Pedagogy.