Why is this painting of Chelsea Bridge called Four B’s? It’s a strange name for a painting. I’m not sure why I chose the title, except I was aware of the bus and a motorbike crossing Chelsea bridge, with Battersea Power Station in the distance. … Continue readingPainting of Chelsea bridge – Four B’s
This week’s talk is about Manchester City Stadium painting AKA Manchester Blue. A painting of the Etihad Stadium, the mecca for the blue fans on a Saturday afternoon, or any time City are playing.
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
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
Talking about Whispering Glass for this week’s Saturday Night Live Art Shows Video.