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
What is an abstract Painting? What do you think of when you hear the word abstract? Does you conjour up images of Jackson Pollock,s drippy or Mark Rothko squares? Or do you imagine something closer to reality? Pablo Picaso’s cubism paintings perhaps? There’s no one … Continue readingAbstract Painting – Journey Begins 2
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
How’s the excitement level in your household? Ours is pretty high, even with Christmas over, everyone is looking forward to the new year. As if that wasn’t enough, I’ve had some more big news about my Art. Artists and Illustrators Magazine hold an annual competition. … Continue readingWho is the Artist of the Year 2017?
Back to Manchester painting the Hollings building. The Hollings building or Toast rack is a well known landmark and used to be part of the university. It’s a hard building to photograph as the angles I preferred were on the northern side, which meant they … Continue readingThe Toastrack – Latest Manchester Painting
The moment trams were reintroduced in Manchester, I knew I’d end up painting them. Trams are fascinating, aren’t they? They appeal to a childish part of our nature. So painting trams seemed only natural. … Continue readingTrams and Reflections in the City