Vallum

A new poetry title by artist and writer John Elcock is published in January 2018 by The Artel Press.

Vallum is the third collection of poems written by the Liverpool-based artist and features thirty new works compiled over a three year period, exploring birds, landscape and symbolism.


Aberllefenni

In another painting I was drawn to the mouth of the deserted mine in the mountainside, and in this drawn work – I was literally drawn again, to the nearby Foel Grochan which is punched into the hillside of an utterly remarkable landscape in the Afon Dulas valley.


Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2018

EXHIBITION: Mall Galleries, London 5th – 18th March 2018  10:00- 17:00


The Great Prince

Any copy of Rublev’s icon of the Archangel Michael is by axiomatic definition, a poor copy. At just 10x15cm this is a mere 1:100 scale version of the original masterpiece, however as Ouspensky taught, the old icons are the best teachers.


On Garston Sands

Imagine if you will a rather forgotten stretch of the Mersey, on the north bank in winter and with the Welsh hills some way distant. It is very early morning.

In the silence of low tide you hear something that gives full justice to that wonderful, yet often overused word – uncanny. These words were an……