Art, coming out of lockdown #2

Things are changing. Trouble is I don’t know when or where or how.I wonder how many of you feel the same. So I’m sharing one of my recent images, walking round in circles. Round and round the garden … Through the changing seasons and the changing weather I have walked around the same space in…

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Art in the time of lockdown #13

With restrictions easing, this may be the final ‘Lockdown’ post. No matter. For me 13 is not a bad omen. Even as a child I quite liked the number. For Number 13 I had something in mind that was just for a bit of fun. Sheep in Welsh Storm Inspiration: Henri Rousseau: Tiger in Tropical…

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Art in the time of lockdown #11

I was absolutely thrilled that the image I created for my Art in lockdown #10 was selected by the BBC as one of their ‘In Pictures’ images on the theme of Self-portrait. Another self-portrait I worked on at the time was on the theme of reflections. Endless perspectives – limited possibilities Lockdown is providing a…

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Art in the time of lockdown #9

Picnic on the Grass Performing a ‘one-eighty’ on my inspirational artwork here I am with two male models! Not the usual combination of clothed and unclothed adults we are used to observing. Once again, my fun take on famous artworks brings with it a more serious question about what is acceptable in the artworld.My thanks…

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Art in the time of lockdown #8

“Aweary in Lockdown” One of my favourite paintings is Millais’s ‘Mariana’, based on the Tennyson poem of the same name, which was in turn inspired by William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure.Recent news articles have featured the increasing health problems, notably backache, from working at home without benefit of ergonomic seating. I wanted to capture the…

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Art in the time of lockdown #7

“Listless in Lockdown” Process and back story: The sketches I had made quite some time ago: the man at a ‘life class’ that was part of a course for ‘Primary School Art Co-ordinators’ about 25 years ago, and the woman while in hospital a few years after that.The composition was created from six layers in…

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