Does September make you feel like new beginnings? There’s a feeling of new beginnings. Maybe it’s because I still have children at school or past memories of starting a new school term in September, but things always seem to change around now. This year even … Continue readingNew Art for a new Academic Year
Imagine an Urban Landscape. Do you think of Clean? Probably not. Cities are much cleaner than they used to be but cities and grim go together like pencil and lead. Like many other cities, the clean air act transformed Manchester. As a child I remember … Continue readingUrban Landscape – Dirty Old Mill
The Walkie Talkie Building… Also known as 20 Fenchurch Street as seen from Lombard Street. A while ago I painted a Golden Locust trade sign. Created in the days when reading was a rare skill, and images were the traditional method for advertising a company. … Continue readingWalkie Talkie Building. Painting Lombard Street.
The London Eye has captured public imagination. It’s dominant, impressive and overshadows everything around it. Near the London Eye is a statue. It too is impressive, but not on the scale of the London Eye but what it represents is arguably more impressive. It’s a … Continue readingLondon Eye at Night
Battersea and Chelsea combined. Being from Manchester, I had no idea how close Battersea Power station was to Chelsea Bridge. In my mind the two have very different images. One a clean, flash symbol of luxury life and the other with the daily grind of … Continue readingBattersea under Chelsea Bridge