Posted by on Jul 10, 2013 in Tools

My Canon Ixus 500 HS is an indispensable tool in my kit.  It’s a new acquisition and designed for the hopeless amateur photographers like me. It’s a simple point and click digital camera and yields a very acceptable image, for my purposes.  I use it to record visual snippets during days out of the studio which […]

Monumental Art

Posted by on Jun 22, 2013 in Influences

I have long been intrigued by the notion that art doesn’t have to be large in scale to be monumental in feel and that  small-scale objects or pictures can pack a hefty punch. Never to be forgotten was a small, compelling painting which I saw at the BP Portrait Award 2011.  It was Tomas Georgeson’s […]

Artistic Influences

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Influences

The work of many different artists is inspirational at particular times, depending on what aspects of process, technique or subject I’m grappling with at the time. Here are a few recent favourites:  W. Barnes-Graham, William Scott, Egon Schiele,  Magritte, Howard Hodgkin, Juan Gris,  Morandi, Richard Diebenkorn, Peter Kinsey, Patrick Caulfield, David Hockney, Titian, Carravaggio, Luis […]