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Inspirational trip to Ryhope and Blackhall Rocks beaches

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Inspirational trip to Ryhope and Blackhall Rocks beaches

The boy's on a roll, two blog posts in as many minutes (almost)....or as many blog posts as I have daily visitors.  That's a slight exaggeration....I'd actually love to have two visitors a day! But I digress.... Every now and then I'll take a trip to somewhere moving to try and jog the inspirational juices so to speak.  This week I went with my youngest daughter to Ryhope Beach in Sunderland, and to Blackhall Rocks Beach, roughly 10-11 miles up the road in County Durham.  Movie fans amongst you might be aware that Blackhall Rocks was where the ending of the...

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First blog post in a while....

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First blog post in a while....

I know, I know, I said that I would try and post regularly, but life just gets in the way sometimes.   I can assure both of you reading this that I'm alive and well, and working on new art! Things have been rather hectic in the Buckley household lately.  The kids have been busy with school and college,  animals have needed to visit the vets, numerous kitchen appliances have broken, and for some reason every single Thermostatic Radiator Valve on the ground floor decided to break and leak at the same time.  This on top of the usual domestic...

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Don't call me a Trekkie!

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Don't call me a Trekkie!

But I do like painting pictures inspired by Star Trek. Actually I don’t mind if you do call me that, but it does conjure up images of men of a certain age wearing colourful pyjamas and stick-on Vulcan ears, which I’m most certainly not.  I don’t actually mind if you think that I am one of those guys, but “I don’t mind if you think I’m a trekkie” didn’t seem like such a good title.     I’ve loved Star Trek for a long time.  My love began in the 1980’s watching re-runs of the Original series, and continued with The Next Generation...

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My favourite Artists - Bob Wakelin

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My favourite Artists - Bob Wakelin

I have to be honest, despite being an artist, I'm not actually much of an art student.  While I'm friends with quite a few artists, there are many well known ones that I have either not heard of, or know very little about.  In conversation I'm forever politely nodding while I whip out my phone to quickly duckduckgo who the artist in question is (most people would say "google who the artist in question is" but what's the fun in being like most people). Many of my favourite artists are ones that I have admired since childhood.  Artists who painted the covers...

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Farewell to my more famous namesake

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Farewell to my more famous namesake

Richard Buckley (second from the left) with his husband Tom Ford in 2016 The many Richard Buckleys Back in 2004 when I registered www.richardbuckley.co.uk , the internet was in it's relative infancy.  Around 11% of the worlds population were online.  Compare that to over 65% now.  I wasn't a reader of fashion magazines, nor was I particularly that into fashion.  Georgio at Asdaio was about all my finances could stretch to at the time.  Thus I wasn't aware that there was a far more famous Richard Buckley out there.  It hadn't actually dawned on me that there were any other...

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