Wednesday, 30 October 2013

I have been doing a bit of organising in my new studio, and have come across lots of work, done years ago, long forgotten about,its been a proper nostalgic look back  This is a rough painting of a canvas I was commissioned to do for a hairdressing salon.
The finished piece was a triptych and was very successful.
I will share some more pics over the coming weeks while I work on my next painting.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

I have just returned from Jean Hobson's new exhibition, some really good works in there, if you are in Manchester call in and have a look, well worth a visit or have a look at her website

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

 Well its taken a while, but finally I have my own work space, I can make a mess, leave my stuff out and paint undisturbed.
Its been a very therapeutic few months, sorting / donating and chucking.
Trouble is when you come across stuff the kids made and old photos, you get side- tracked so the job takes so much longer because you are reminiscing, obviously they go in the keep me pile.
Now its time to put my room through its paces and get some more work done.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

This is my Stockport painting I did earlier in the year
There are prints available
£150 for 1280 x 520 cm full size giclee print with border
£60 for 735cm x 298 giclee print with border.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

October is a busy month with lots of family and friends celebrating their birthdays.
This weekend I have been busy with some cakes for work colleagues.
What more could a bloke ask for ... beer and a massive burger.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

I've been promising my son a new canvas for his room,  he's finally persuaded me to let him have his sisters big room while she's away at Uni, so a change of colour scheme and a furniture shift around it's ready for it's new artwork.
So far at 39"x 59" it the largest painting I've done, quite a challenge but loved it.
I remember the Stone Roses first time round, so feel pretty old now that my teenage son is a big fan.
I decided to log the process from my preliminary drawing and sketches to the transition onto canvas, with a few scenic changes along the way, I settled on the bridges and viaduct under Castlefield, in Manchester , the original photo as far as I am aware was taken in Japan.
He's delighted with it!