Tag: Francis Bacon

What are Flowers?

Peter Batten thinks about flowers . . . In January 2017, with my wife Nikki, I made a resolution. We decided that we would always have flowers somewhere in the house. So far, we have maintained that resolution. As I write, the latest bunch is in a vase […]

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Larger than Life

Peter Batten muses about Art… James Middleton was a large man, large in size and large in personality. Once a Cornish rugby player, he won an MC in World War I. At St Olave’s School in Southwark he was my Art teacher. It was my good fortune to […]