The Life of London Churches painting depicts St Paul’s, bleached white by sunlight. It’s elegant, classic, austere and aloof. In stark contrast to the buildings on the right. They’re mucky, blurred. And imprecise. It’s hard to see the windows in details, unlike the crisp white … Continue readingReflecting on the Life of London Churches Painting
Manchester Red is and Old Trafford Painting which I felt obliged to create. I’m not really a football fan, although I grew up with football on the television, and have watched a few games in my time. Just a long time ago. Manchester United was … Continue readingManchester Red Old Trafford Painitng
Artist Inspiration is the Holy Grail of the Art World. Many people ask artists “Where do you find your inspiration?“ Chances are a moment of hesitation will follow, if you’re one of those who do,. It’s the artist’s equivalent of asking “How long is a … Continue readingArtist Inspiration
The gateway to Smithfield market is now the Chinese Cultural Centre. Gateways in paintings fire my imagination. This one was the home of Manchester’s fish market. I have vague memories of passing it, and a strong fishy smell. One which remained for some time, even … Continue readingSmithfield Wandering Gateways in paintings
This week from Satuday Night Live Art Shows, I’m sharing my painting of Regent Street in London. One of my latest paintings which hasn’t even been framed yet. Here’s a still of the finished painting.
The lions stand guard around Nelson’s Column in this Trafalgar Square painting. They would still be impressive sculptures without this association. Lying, sphinx like, atop a raised plinths. You have to look up at them, they command respect. At this angle, the lion seemingly stands … Continue readingThe Lion’s perspective, a Trafalgar Square Painting