Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fine art prints of Ian Miller's Gormenghast drawings

The artist and illustrator, Ian Miller, has long been associated with Mervyn Peake. He's produced many paintings which were inspired by reading Gormenghast and these have been published in various collections since the 1970's. We are pleased to show you three of his recent drawings, all of which are now available as A2 signed limited edition giclee prints.

The quality of the work is superb, and the detail extraordinary. The prints are of the highest standard and they are available from Alison Eldred. There is a view of Gormenghast castle itself, one of the Hall of Bright Carvings and one of the Tower of Flints.

You can see more about Ian Miller here, and information on the prints here.

A donation of £5 per print will be made to Parkinson's UK.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Londoner's Diary

Doesn't it revive one's belief in people, when do what they say they will. Thus the lovely piece in Londoner's Diary in the Evening Standard today referring to the Mervyn Peake Awards held on 6th July, just a few days before 9th, my father's actual birthday, drew attention to both him as writer and the awards dedicated to him.
So thanks to the journalist Timur Moor, whose own father studied art at Chelsea with Fabian Peake.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

The 2012 Mervyn Peake Awards

Fabian Peake Poetry Reading

On Saturday 7th July 2012 Fabian Peake gave a public reading of his poetry at the 43 Inverness Street Gallery in London NW1. Standing in front of his large and acclaimed canvas, The Tapir's Companion, he gave a full house a reading of several of his highly individualistic poems. Following this he elaborated eloquently on both his art and his poems. One of which an eight line verse in Morse code held the audience's attention such that a pin could have been heard as it dropped onto the shining lacquer of the gallery floor. A rousing reception greeted the end of his recital.