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
Mixed Media was once revolutionary Like the Daily Express Building in Manchester, built in the 1930’s, it could have been built today. Even now people are wary of phrase mixed media and aren’t sure what it is. Simple put, watercolour is one medium, oil is … Continue readingMixed Media Painting Inspired by Revolutionary Design
Some pictures seem to take forever to create Whilst others practically seem to paint themselves. This St Catherine’s painting was definitely in the former category. Especially when I started on the bicycles! But I the result was worth it I think! Oh, and I like … Continue readingSt Catherine’s College, Oxford – revealing the 2nd New Painting.