The Ludovico Technique – March 2019

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Inspired by my recent visit to the Bonnard exhibition at the Tate, I found some new inspiration (including a wee nod to Arshile Gorky) and some new colours to add to my ever increasing palette. For fans of A Clockwork Orange everywhere. I’m quite liking it!

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Adieu Tristess – March 2019

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The first work of 2019. Occasionally, you have to break it down, to build it up again. Created after a particularly difficult time, this is a painting of hope and looking towards the sun… to let the shadows fall behind.

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Art Movements: Abstract Expressionism

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Abstract Expressionism Convergence – Jackson Pollock – Google Arts & Culture   Abstract Expressionism. Firstly, this is one of the biggies for me. Although it began slightly earlier, it is best recognised as centred in New York in the late 1940s and 1950s. It was also known as the New…

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Artists: Mark Rothko (Abstract Expressionist)

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Mark Rothko – 25.9.1903 – 25.2.1970. Firstly, this is one artist who is sure to divide opinion. Heralded by some (including me) as a genius. By others, they fail to see what he is on about. He was born in Latvia in 1903. In around 1913, his family emigrated to the…

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The Secret Guardians – October 2018

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The Secret Guardians The eagle eyed amongst you will spot the Pollock reference in the title. Can you spot them in the painting?

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The Seagram Murals – Mark Rothko

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The Seagram Murals – Mark Rothko The Seagram Murals. This is the inaugural post of what I hope will be a fascinating series. A series that could last as long as I do! Nobody better to start it off than Mark Rothko. No better works to discuss then, than the Seagram…

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Happy Birthday Maestro

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Lest I forget…   Untitled – Mark Rothko – Google Arts & Culture One of the central figures of the New York School, Mark Rothko emphatically rejected the reading of his work in merely formal, aesthetic terms.  artsandculture.google.com  

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The Loneliness of Adam – August 2018

The Loneliness of Adam This was painted during the Summer of 2018, after a disastrous trip to Holland where I lost a brand new iPhone with all my Dutch contacts in it. I managed to salvage the trip by visits to the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. I’ve never…

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Patrick Heron – Tate, St. Ives – ART 2018

Patrick Heron – Tate, St. Ives – July 2018 So this was it. My long-awaited summer exhibition of one of my artistic heroes. Patrick Heron. So keen to see this, I booked it on the Monday and the Wednesday, just in case I missed anything. I didn’t. This followed on…

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The Great Gig in the Sky – July 2018

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The Great Gig in the Sky Now this represents something of another turning point, and this is another keeper for me. I tried this on the vertical and I love the blending of the colours – even Daddy liked this! For a while now, I have been toying with the…

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Mist Opportunity – June 2018

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Mist Opportunity This was painted after my disastrous trip to Amsterdam in the Summer of 2018. This is one of the few works that I have decided to keep. This will always remind me of that trip and how not go about travelling abroad. It is a distinct departure from…

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My Art

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Art is my greatest passion. Especially Abstract Art. Art, and especially Abstract Art, has saved me sometimes, even in those darkest hours it has uplifted my soul and given me a meaning to life. I would love nothing better than to spend the majority of my time painting. But I…

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The Glimmering – September 2017

The Glimmering This technique is now becoming my signature style I think. These are the works that give me the most pleasure when painting them. I find a great deal of peace wash over me when doing so. What do they signify? They signify whatever you want them to, see…

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Rare Thoughts from LHS

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Whilst reading a biography of Arshille Gorky, I came across this quote about him by Peggy Osbourne: “He was a solitary and single human being. He was never meant to belong to a crowd. He needed the crowd for his own confirmation. He was a noble human being with noble…

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The Lonely Garage – 09.07.2017

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Superior Wisteria – 30.06.2017

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Red Sea – 23.06.2017

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Arach #1 – 16.06.2017

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Caernarvon Castle Retro – 09.06.2017

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Sub Tropicana – 02.06.2017

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A Brighter World – 26.05.2017

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Transmogrification for Beginners #1 – October 2017

Transmogrification for Beginners #1 A playful little number this, not really sure what I’m trying to say or what it actually means, but it remains one of my favourites that’s for sure.

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The Karpet – 19.05.2017

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Teetering in the Sane Zone – May 2017

Teetering in the Sane Zone For Emma. Not sure this works entirely, I find it a bit too dark, but as it was for someone special, I thought I’d include it.

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Swimming Lesson – 12.05.2017

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Brutal Barbican – 05.05.2017

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BA – 28.04.2017

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Walter – 21.04.2017

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Neige – 14.04.2017

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LHS NoNuPle – April 2017

LHS NoNuPle A quirky experiment, possibly looking at ways of venturing into Photoshop and a slightly different medium. 9 Shots of my eye after Warhol – bit obvious, but fun!

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