Monthly Archives: February 2013

Short Thoughts – The Mature Artist

I was once told that ‘even though you are a mature person, this does not mean that you’ll be a mature artist’. At the time, I wanted to reject the statement as it was a challenge to my ego! Since then, I have of course found it to be true. Being a mature artist would […]

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The Origin of Ideas – The Eye Complex – Beyond Looking Series

The Eye Complex is the fourth and final installment/statement in what I consider to be a series of pieces; We Create Ourselves, Grab Your Eyes and L.S.P. being the others. This series Beyond Looking is an autobiographical, physical expression of my journey into representational painting, not merely in terms of the practicalities of creating such […]

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Inspiration Comes From Many Sources – OBTRUSIV Magazine Q&A feature on my artwork.

I was recently asked by the online magazine www.obtrusiv.com if they could feature me and my artwork on their site. I said yes of course! I found the process of answering specific questions about my work to be useful and rewarding. It’s not essential for artists to be able to articulate themselves in relation to […]

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Short Thoughts – What three things make YOU an Authentic Artist?

In my last post of this Short Thoughts series titled Corruption Sometimes Appears as Compromise, I alluded to what I called the Authentic Artist, which I summarised as follows: “The authentic artist is what we aspire to and what our potential audience desires” Since then I have been reflecting on what authenticity in relation to […]

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Inspiration Comes From Many Sources – Come Alive! The Spirited Art of Sister Corita.

A few years ago I happened to be wandering around Tate St Ives. This was at a phase in my life where I had started to become interested in visual art, but wasn’t sure how this would develop. In a room full of pop art examples, I was drawn to the work of Sister Corita. […]

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