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Jon Everitt's blog and website

This is the website of artist and printmaker, Jon Everitt. I live and work in Portsmouth and Southsea in Hampshire. I work mainly in acrylic and watercolour but I also make wood engravings and linocuts and have started working with laser-cut wood. I will update these blog pages and other content as regularly as possible. Please subscribe and feel free to send comments.

New pictures

Oct 13, 2014 | No Comments
New pictures

It’s been an odd summer since getting back from France and it’s taken a while to build back up to making new images. However I’m back on track and creating new work to go to France this weekend and and for the forthcoming (well not that forthcoming as it’s in May next year) exhibition at […]

The lie that tells the truth..

Sep 13, 2014 | No Comments
The lie that tells the truth..

I’ve just been photographed by the wonderful Nick Ingamells and posted on his excellent site (not just because I am on it). It’s a really interesting set of essays by various artists and creators describing their working practises accompanied by Nicks terrific photographs .http://www.liethattellsthetruth.org/jon-everitt/

Other people’s work

Aug 5, 2014 | No Comments

I freely confess the I had never heard of JD Fergusson before I saw the beautiful exhibition of his work at the Pallant Gallery the other day. He was one of the Scottish Colourists, of whom I had vaguely heard but had rather assumed that they would generate unending variations of Highland scenes and those […]

Moving pictures

Jul 21, 2014 | No Comments
Moving pictures

Here I am in a short video about the recently launched book of Portsmouth Fairy Tales for which I had the pleasure of designing and painting the cover. If you would like to know more about this splendid book please visit their page at www.facebook.com/PortsmouthFairyTales

Home and the Tour

Jul 16, 2014 | No Comments
Home and the Tour

We’re finally back home (actually we’ve been back over ten days now, but reality is only just setting in) and I’m still sulking about not being in France. Actually it’s not too bad being home, particularly as the weather is being kind and we managed to get the first beach barbecue of the year in […]

Closing time

Jun 29, 2014 | No Comments
Closing time

For those of you interested in the fate of Edgar, the Unflying Fledgeling. Great news! He has been found and adopted by Madame Le Oiseau who was kind enough to help us the other day. It’s definitely the same poor little chap because of the head wound occasioned by his abrupt disintreement. Anyway, he is […]

A few days worth

Jun 26, 2014 | One Comment
A few days worth

How the time flies, although I’ve put a couple of posts on Facebook, I realise that I’ve not written the blog for a number of days now. As the FB stuff was mostly not about art or exhibitions, I won’t post it here ( although it was very very funny, well written, erudite and important. […]

Piqued but happy

Jun 21, 2014 | 2 Comments
Piqued but happy

Saturday I’m writing this in a state of massive pique, as once again the wretched town council has seen fit to virtually completely block the entrance to the gallery with market stalls so that we’re almost completely invisible. I’ve tried playing the guitar outside to try and get passers by to look up but one […]

Three days worth of stuff

Jun 20, 2014 | No Comments
Three days worth of stuff

It’s been one of those days where many persons arrive. gaze about in a baffled manner and upon seeing us, look vaguely panic stricken and make a bee line for the door. If we are cruel enough to talk talk to these hapless souls, confusion strikes immediately and they are reduced to helpless stutterings before […]

Another day another blog

Jun 18, 2014 | No Comments

Today we shall be discussing Bumphrey’s now immutable “3rd Law of Camera Lens Size” (CLS). During detailed observations carried out by our highly trained team of observers it has been noted, first in relatively crude form and later in a much more refined and proven version that, of the visitors to our scientifically designed test […]

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Jun 16, 2014 | No Comments

I think we’ve more or less got the wet string sorted now and have resigned ourselves to the interesting process of buying the megabytes from La Presse in Céret. We’ve worked out that if you hand over the previous till receipt and ask for a recharge they seem to know what you want more or […]

Wednesday and Thursday

Jun 13, 2014 | No Comments
Wednesday and Thursday

This being a respectable page, I will not swear or curse. But I have just lost the blog for the last two days. Aaaaaaaaaaargh Also. The blog does not appear to be picking up comments which is irritating, I’m afraid I have not managed a work round yet, so if you’d like to comment on […]

Tuesday

Jun 11, 2014 | No Comments
Tuesday

A warning to the susceptible. All spelling of French words and phrases is highly approximate. I know most of it is probably wildly inaccurate or just plain wrong (D Adams) but rather than waste your valuable time writing well reasoned and sensible pieces that highlight my ignorance or lack of typing skills (or that Mac […]

Sunday and Monday

Jun 9, 2014 | No Comments
Sunday and Monday

As this is a French holiday I’ll post two together We thought we’d give Sunday a try. France pretty much closes on Sunday – which is actually really nice and very civilised – restaurants and bars do good trade because most people go out for lunch, but unless you are In a really touristy place […]

Saturday

Jun 8, 2014 | No Comments
Saturday

It was market day today and we were assured that it would be a humdinger (I’ve never really been sure what those are). Well the town was bursting at the seams and there was a people jam all the way up Ave C. De Gaulle. After fighting my way through the crowds I eventually got […]

First day

Jun 6, 2014 | No Comments
First day

Day six After a couple of days of mayhem the exhibition is finally open to the public. Hurrah! The labels are printed and stuck to the walls. The Ouifi appears to be working and the connection in the Grande Café (have I mentioned the coffee in this splendid establishment?) is working, so it looks like […]

Setting up the exhibition

Jun 6, 2014 | No Comments
Setting up the exhibition

I’ve talked about setting up in my Day 4 post, so I thought you might like to see a couple of photos from the last couple of days. It’s a lot of physical work setting up an exhibition in a gallery as big as this, as you can see. It took the best part of […]

Day four Ceret

Jun 5, 2014 | No Comments

I am REALLY starting to hate technology. The effort of trying to sort weefy from here is a nightmare and so when we bought twenty five flaming euros worth of weerless weefy it seemed reasonable to suppose that a reasonable amount of lovely webiness would be ours to play with. wrong! I foolishly let my […]

Day 2 Vierzon to Cėret

Jun 3, 2014 | No Comments

This was supposed to go onto the site yesterday but a lack of Whiffy meant this not possible . Luckily the artist’s moll put a snappy covering page on Facebook instead. What have we learned today after driving four hundredish miles. Not a lot really. Well. Obviously, the outskirts of Vierzon are pretty boring and […]

Sunday 1st June 2014

Jun 1, 2014 | No Comments

Day 1 After a very long week of late nights, I’ve finally finished painting. Jude packed my bag bless her. At least I know I have everything that I need (not my usual mad assembly) and even though I look to the rest of you like a hopeless “bloke” I will not spend the rest […]