Out In the Cold

On a future frozen Earth, an obsessed explorer goes missing on an expedition to a lost city under the ice, his only chance for rescue is a young inexperienced pilot…his son. When it started to snow, it didn’t stop for 1,500 years. The Pole Shift that ancient climatologists predicted finally came, the topography ripped apart…

On the Small Side

Despite so many colourful and lavish displays of class difference in the golden years of Elizabethan England, the visual experience, in terms of formal portraiture, was largely the same between the highest lords and ladies of the court and Her Majesty’s stooped peasants under their leaky, vermin-infested and flammable thatched roofs. Of course, the well-feasted and velveteen landed…

Carl Grauer, Painter

I last wrote of a long departed painter to remember. Today I turn my attention to a painter, very alive and well, to get to know better. Carl Grauer, American portraitist at large, is proof that excellent art, art full of searching ideas and based in the bedrock of dexterous technique, can trace its roots…