The last train to Arcady

The art and poetry of Steev Burgess


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"His lonely song". This picture has been sitting in my sitting room for ages. I can’t quiet call it finished but I’m not sure what it lacks. Any ideas out there?

"His lonely song". This picture has been sitting in my sitting room for ages. I can’t quiet call it finished but I’m not sure what it lacks. Any ideas out there?

As I wait at home for the new Blyth Power album to arrive I make do with this taster

The green stuff

It was time to go a shopping, No, no, not for Absinthe but the “salve to longing” that I paint the grass with before collaging many of my pictures.

The long bus journey was made to edge of zone Four of London’s concentric circles but this time the well was dry. There are only two known outlets for this paint, so it was with trepidation that I turned West and headed for the other. The last time I had been there they had been out of stock too - so the prospect loomed “what would I do without said paint?”. Not the most pressing dilemma with world events being what they are right now, but my dilemma.

Luckily, they had two little bottles on the shelf and now they have none, though £7 of train fares spent searching is something I could have done without.

Normal service will resume shortly, and for those who asked “Will the trains make a return to your pictures” the answer is certainly yes. Steev Burgess

"Blue China". One for my "imagined exotic places" series of collages. I hope to sell it to a Chinese takeaway or somesuch.

"Blue China". One for my "imagined exotic places" series of collages. I hope to sell it to a Chinese takeaway or somesuch.

"Bat Dance". I made this collage with my friend Ceri May in mind, after seeing bats on Primrose Hill one night recently.

"Bat Dance". I made this collage with my friend Ceri May in mind, after seeing bats on Primrose Hill one night recently.

"The Dove House"

"The Dove House"

"Jay walking"

"Jay walking"

This is Pipin my canary, out to lunch.

This is Pipin my canary, out to lunch.

"Impecunious in Paradise"

"Impecunious in Paradise"

One of the many features of the Libertines breathtaking comeback in Hyde park were the new graphics, and being an arty type I have to celebrate this neo constructivist work for the next London concerts.

One of the many features of the Libertines breathtaking comeback in Hyde park were the new graphics, and being an arty type I have to celebrate this neo constructivist work for the next London concerts.