The Haymarket corner painting was well travelled bfore it was finished. I started it in the Studio and had every intention of completing it there. Then I received a call from Anne Blankson Hemens of the Society of Women Artists asking if I could stand … Continue readingHaymarket Painting in Progress
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
Ever revisit a place and realise you’ve changed? I need to find reference for painting Manchester so I revisit many old haunts. It’s a surreal moment, you remember how you were, and that person is still in you. But you’ve learnt and grown from experiences … Continue readingPainting Manchester – Revisiting old haunts.
A busy Saturday in Manchester. Passengers waiting for the tram. A moment in time held in the finished painting of the tramstop outside Manchester Central Library. Now for the tricky bit… Deciding what to call it! Waiting for a tram? Tram stop? I’m presently on … Continue readingTram by Manchester Central Library – New Artwork
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!