Painting Manchester Maps I had to include a bee, a symbol associated with Manchester for years which took on added significance in 2017 following the Arena Bombing. They’ve crept into my work, never more consciously so than in this painting. This weeks for Saturday Night Live Art Shows I’m sharing a recent painting that I’ve […]
What is painting home for an artist? Do you like to travel? The journey home is always my favourite part. For the first part of my life, Home was Manchester, or rather Greater Manchester. Then, I went to study in Oxford. After I left home to study in Oxford aged 18, Piccadilly station became a
Manchester Central painting shows a major railway station in the heart of the city. Closed during the Beeching reforms and left derelict for years. It was used as a car park and little else. Transformed in the 80’s and 90’s to its current glorious state. The first thing I notice is the clock. (I’ve a
Dwarfed among the towers sits the historic Cathedral in this painting of the Irwell in Manchester. Dark colouring in stark contrast to the golds, ochres, pinks and purples of the dwellings to the right. Apartment blocks tower either side of the ancient River Irwell. Imperfect reflections on its rippling surface as the waters pass through.
Today the Spirit of Manchester Painting… Spirit of Manchester Painting is one of my Manchester series of the Town Hall, you can see more in my Manchester portfolio.