Back to the studio with some new painting. It’s been a crazy old month. I’ve been creating art but I have not been doing much in the way of blogging. I’m playing catch up after Oxford art weeks, Bucks Open Studios, a visit to Manchester… … Continue readingCan you Guess what the new painting is?
London Landscapes are full of surprises. One thing I love about the London Landscape is the way the city varies as you walk around. Cities like London never stand still. As one part dies back a new structure is built over the remains. Some features … Continue readingLife and Death in a London Landscape
Serendipity in art or the role of happy accidents.
Sure, you can know what you’re doing, study methods and plan meticulously. You can control the paint to within an inch of it’s life. You can be skilled enough to make the paintings seem lively, but too much control can often lead to lifeless work.
Watercolour, more than any 2 D medium is often transported by painting accidents. … Continue readingSerendipity in Art
Naming things can be hard, can’t it? I remember how hard it was figuring out the right name for each of our children when they were born. The sense of responsibility, and importance of getting it right, weighed heavily.Deciding on the right name for a … Continue readingManchester University Painting – The Knowledge
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
A painting unmasked captures the final stage of my painting process. A magical transformation from chaotic mess to defined structure. See the full transformation in my video. … Continue readingA Gherkin Emerges – A painting unmasked is sometimes disappointing.