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DIY Art: bright colour and faces

My latest work is a colourful study of phantom faces. I wondered what it might be like to draw faces on canvas with India ink, and have them obscured by blended acrylic, like clouds of colourful milk in coffee. My favourite of the three is this one: I wanted to capture the feeling of a first kiss. Eyes closed, and embracing the warmth of the moment, with a splash of orange excitement. I hung this 10 x 10 inch piece on the wall near my side of the bed. The… Read more DIY Art: bright colour and faces

SURREAL_art & things imagined

I painted this acrylic piece early in my career as an homage to my imagination. It began as a sketch on a piece of paper, then evolved to a drawing with thick black India Ink. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with that ink drawing once it was completed, and so, the bananas were born. I have had a few observers of this piece comment on the fun and eye catching use of colour, as well as the fact that the bananas look very frightened by the phantom… Read more SURREAL_art & things imagined

Art in Motion: Creating the Weeping Beach

Art in Motion https://youtu.be/zq3_6K4mfI4 via @YouTube   Here we have a simple two panel divider that was designed as a gift for a child. The concept I had when creating this was to have two frames stretched with canvas joined together with a thin hinge. The result is to have an open and closable apparatus that features a fun and imaginative design. When the piece is half closed it can be used as a play/dressing screen for a small child as it will stand on its own, yet is still… Read more Art in Motion: Creating the Weeping Beach