Not Invisible Art

Being culturally invisible is probably the most damaging experience a person can have. It informs so much of your life thereafter, and everything becomes a fight. As an artist I feel it’s my job to bring light to the invisible, because what else is there?

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Cohesion

Searching and sorting through my photo archives over the past six months I have come across some really quite peculiar synchronicities, which I shall write and post about in due course. Through this process however, I have learned to appreciate the way in which disparate photographic subject matters can have aesthetically cohesive themes, as with […]

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View From San Giorgio

I’ve spent the best part of the morning today perusing the Smithsonian’s National Gallery of Art’s collection of etchings by James McNeill Whistler, especially of London, and Venice in the latter part of the 1800s. Apart from having fallen in love with his sketches, and being inspired to begin sketching again, I thought I would […]

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United Santa Association

…’cos we all know there is more than one of these fellows. Obviously caught in the off-season about to enjoy a little R&R perhaps, via the good graces of Amtrak as he’d just arrived at Washington DC’s Union Station. Bodyguard in tow – probably an elf – face obscured for security reasons, and dressed in […]

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Everybody Loves a Seagull…

I did always say that when I retired I would focus more on being an artist. Keeping true to my word, that’s what I now spend most of my time doing, when I’m not travelling and taking pictures. The kind of art, or rather how I’ve been producing it differs considerably from my original plan, […]

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Unfinished Masterwork

After about six hours work I am letting the digital paint dry, so to speak. The plan was to recreate something of an unfinished masterwork, as if the artist had run out of funds in the middle of the project. The bit I love the most about being an artist, and a visual editor is […]

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