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 … Continue readingPainting Manchester Maps I Featured a Bee. Why?
What is painting home for an artist? After I left home to study in Oxford aged 18, Piccadilly station became a familiar sight to me. It always marked the beginning of the journey, even though, in reality, I’d already been travelling half an hour. Coming … Continue readingPainting Home, When does The Journey Begin?
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. … Continue readingMeditation on Manchester Central Painting
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 … Continue readingPainting of the Irwell in Manchester, art meditations
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.