SERIES 1 – WATERSIDE AUSTRALIA (digital “gouaches” and photos of watery scenes in Victoria and New South Wales)
AN ILLUSTRATED STORY OF OUR SPANISH “ADVENTURE”
A small series of “virtual studies” made in the gouache style. The original images date back to the mid 80’s.
About half-way through my second year at St Martin’s I made a drastic change of course – not so much in my expressive, heavy impasto style but regarding my subject matter. For about six months I became what can only be described as a religious painter. At the time my reason for my doing this wasContinue reading “MY ART CAREER PART 3 (c) – ST MARTINS – FINDING MY VOCABULARY ‘III’”
One of the things which really got up the noses of most of the tutors at St Martin’s was conventional drawing. They hated it so much that during my second year they actually closed down the life drawing studio, meaning that St Martin’s was the only one of the six UK major art schools withoutContinue reading “MY ART CAREER PART 3 (b) – ST MARTINS – FINDING MY VOCABULARY ‘II’”
My time at St Martins, from 1978 to 81 can roughly be divided into three periods, one for each year spent there, more or less, or though there are of course some overlaps. Going to St Martins was a major error on my part. I was so flattered at being accepted that I totally overlooked theContinue reading “MY ART CAREER PART 3 (a) – ST MARTINS – FINDING MY VOCABULARY ‘I’”
My first exhibited work of art…
A brief cautionary post for those thinking of using the CreateSpace self-publishing platform… As previous visitors to this blog will know I am in the process of self-publishing my new (and first) novel (ARK -Tragedy, Travesty, Tapas and the Ark of God) using CreateSpace. I’ve already discussed all the advantages of this service in anContinue reading “CREATESPACE’S “FAUX-PAR” – OR IS IT “FOE-PAR” ?!”