“Five hours.  That’s very long for a short dog.”

“I think that he was in the river for a bit too long.”  “That’s the point.”

“The Ainu people wear salmon shoes and salmon kimonos.”   

“She got chased by the cockerel – he’s very big you know, especially when he stands up straight.”

 “I have so many ideas now that I don’t know which one to work on first.”  “You’ll have to come back.”

 “She wants to print some wool.”   “Yes but does it need the glitter?”  “Of course.”

“Can we just do one more?”  “I’m sorry but I have to go.”

"I started so many exciting possibilities of works, it was really tantalising."

“Have they been there all the time?  They are very quiet.”

"Artists with young families don't get the chance to go on residencies."

“I shall lay them all on my studio floor and then after one year or two or three I shall paint one.”

“Here photograph that – it’s good and black.”

“Oh no please don’t show that.”  “It’s stuck to the wall now.”

“She was so busy she forgot all about her baby. He was asleep.”

“I have been in the water, but only just.”

“I make a connection between the last word and the first word of the next one. Do you think people realised that?”

“Yes men like to dress as women and women dress as men.  Very masculine men dress as very masculine women.”  “Yes I think that that is very British.”

“It’s the first time that they have been out together as a family, ever.”

“I am from the North.  Our heritage is Coronation Street, Emmerdale and working men’s clubs. That is who I am.”

“The line of the reflection of the moon or the sun across the surface of the water is called a glitter path.”

“I enjoyed last night's interesting group of talks - hopefully more are planned in for the rest of the year?”

“Tempting Failure.”  “Isn’t that what we all do?”

"Have you got any more bulldog clips - or pegs - it needs to be taller."

"It meant so much to me to have the time in the landscape and has filled me with ideas to develop and respond to."

"Sometimes I need a mundane repetitive task. It gives me time to think."

"It put me back together after having been very stretched thin across virtual and real continents and many time constraints lately."

“Painting is an extension of man’s means of communciation. As such, it’s pure, difficult and wonderful” 

"I didn't think I was going to enjoy this - too unfamiliar!"