Natural history graffiti The first thing you notice about natural history graffiti is the towering edifice looming above you. It seems to go on forever. Drawing your eyes up to the molten sky, like they’re alien rocks or Meteors hurled across space. The sky is … Continue readingNatural History Graffiti – Meditations on a Painting
Painting Piccadilly Circus took a while. Complicated paintings aren’t the work of a few moments. They take many hours, over a period of days. The beauty of Time lapse photography is its ability to capture this process. Belying the time taken from white page to … Continue readingPainting Piccadilly Circus in Time Lapse
Industrial roots are obvious in the Manchester Skyline. I often think of it as sooty black because my most vivid memories are from childhood when much of it was. Nowadays red brick and slate dominate the Manchester Skyline. Like the court house in the foreground. … Continue readingManchester Skyline emerges in paint
When you hear Blondie’s Hanging on the telephone what do you imagine? At the time of the song, public call boxes were everywhere and I can imagine her standing in one, receiver to ear waiting… The setting adds a touch of visual drama . The … Continue readingCalling Home! Red Telephone box painting
This Ambulance painting was inspired in an instant. Driving through Manchester on the way back south, I was taking a few snaps for inspiration (I wasn’t driving, in case you’re wondering.) Sirens, Sirens everywhere! As is always the case, it can be tricky to figure … Continue readingEmergency Run – Ambulance painting
A painting emerging from chaos it’s a magical moment in the progress of any artwork. With my paintings it’s the final step in the creative process, where the dramatic transformation takes place. You can see that moment happen later on. Yes, last week I promised … Continue readingCrossley Engine Painting emerging from chaos.