There’s a long tradition of poetry inspiring art. Finding focus and inspiration early in an art career is challenging. In fact the two needs can lead you into opposite directions. It’s easy to follow whims and do what takes your fancy but the truth is … Continue readingPoetry inspiring Art – finding direction
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
After all my procrastinating, it’s done! Presenting the finished painting of the Barbican from the terrace. It’s a working title still. The structures on the roof remind me of Pill boxes on the coast. I can see something like “Waging war on Art” or “Defence of … Continue readingFinished, at last!
So how did the Mill painting go? Well there was a little more painting to reach… Stage 3 Followed by a little more until… The Final Stage – Completion. I admit to a large dose of Artistic license here. I’ve done some deforestation so you … Continue readingFinishing a Painting: Quarry Bank Mill revealed.
Catching my breath at last! After a frenetic few months, there will be a lull in exhibitions after November, and I’m quite looking forward to it! Chance to catch up with some painting then? And without further ado I reveal my latest Gherkin Painting! There’s … Continue readingGherkin Painting Revelation!
When you take on a big project there are parts you love… And parts you wish to avoid! It’s said if you want something done you should ask a busy person! But I’m not sure I agree. Sometimes being busy helps you avoid what you … Continue readingThe painting I didn’t want to do, but I’m very glad I did!