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Short Thoughts – Can painting learn anything from knitting?

My mum is a bit of knitter when her arthritic fingers allow for a good run when knitting a jumper, which she has done on more than one occasion for me, as well as other family members and friends. She recently gave me a jumper she’d knitted in my chosen colour, where she’d incorporated a […]

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Short Thoughts – Capturing Ideas – Should we write or remember?

For some artists, ideas are the bread and butter of their practice. For others, actions take precedence. Personally I feel my own practice is a mixture of both. Ideas come and go, as does the immersion in the action of doing/making that ultimately feeds back into my ideas. I tend to write a few words […]

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Short Thoughts – A revolution in art is building?

I think there is a revolution in the pipeline for art, something akin to Punk in the music world. Not necessarily attitude over substance, but a powerful combination of both. Where talented artists rise above the noise of competition, join forces and take charge of their niche. To have creative endeavors recognised as a career […]

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The Origin of Ideas – Observation Without Manipulation – Large Scale Painting

The first 4 canvases (top row, left to right) of my painting Observation Without Manipulation are an exploration of subject and surface grounded in a process orientated painting technique. Imagery is intentionally restrained; my intent being to limit representational clues as to the nature of the subject, which by the very nature of the painting […]

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The Origin of Ideas – Jasper’s Dream – What if?

The American painter Jasper Johns, when questioned about the origin of his iconic painting Flag (1954-55) said, “One night I dreamed that I painted a large American flag, and the next morning I got up and I went out and bought the materials to begin it” (Tejada-Flores, 1989, from the video Jasper Johns: Ideas In […]

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The Origin of Ideas – Grab Your Eyes explained…well almost.

Now the painting is finished, I thought I’d explain a little bit more about the composition and origin of my ideas that contributed to the making of Grab Your Eyes. The good news is that there’s no reading involved, just click play, sit back, watch and listen…easy!

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Let’s Achieve Something Great Together 12 – Finishing, Hard Work & Ambition.

This post is the last in this series and I want to end on the topic of finishing and the hard work that is needed for this to take place. For those of you that haven’t been following. The series of blog posts I’ve been writing titled┬áLet’s Achieve Something Great Together follow the creation of […]

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Pecha Kucha Barnsley – Try It You Might Like It

On Wednesday 28th November I participated in my first Pecha Kucha in Barnsley. I’d done a little research on what Pecha Kucha was and blogged about it previously (click here to read my blog post) but there’s nothing like the actual experience. I intentionally avoided watching any examples of previous Pecha Kucha’s so as not […]

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Let’s Achieve Something Great Together 9 – Progress Makes Perfect

A while ago I had a conversation about the process of making art with someone who doesn’t make art themselves. They appeared overwhelmed by what they thought was a lack of inherent skill on their part, saying ‘I could never do that’. It seemed that they were focusing on the practical side of the process […]

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The First Cut – Manchester Art Gallery – Artist Talks

Yesterday I visited Manchester Art Gallery to see their latest exhibition titled The First Cut, which opened on Friday 5 October 2012 and runs till Sunday 27 January 2013. Of the 31 international artists that comprise the exhibition, 5 were present at the gallery today to talk about their work. They were (in order of […]

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