Monthly Archives: April 2009

Artists Statement: Mountains Mainly….

img_5660Mountains have always inspired me, from the first time I stayed in a small mountain village in the Dolomite s in 1999, and in later years, a tour by coach of some Swiss mountains , including a train journey on the famous Glacier Express and a trip to Norway, which included a train trip from Oslo to Bergen.
All these trips have stayed in the memory and with the use of sketchbooks that I have from my travels of the various motifs go towards the make up of a painting. Turner used sketchbooks extensively when traveling and would then work up his painting back at the studio.
This Small exhibition Mountains Mainly is part of ongoing research in part of the build up to the Degree Show in June ending Three years of studying for my B.A (Hons ) here at Portsmouth University

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Posted by on April 30, 2009 in Art Appreciation


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Seascape Painting

This is the paintingI meant to leave yesterday and as you can see it is bac k to seascapes.
i notice on the stats counter that we are fast approaching the 20.000 hit mark so people are looking at this blog!

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Posted by on April 29, 2009 in Art, Art Appreciation


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Degree Show News

I like this arrangement of paintings, we have been given our space for the degree show and i am pleased as it is in a good position.
the event is getting closer and the studio cleaning and preparation gets under way net week.
I leave you with another painting which is growing on me and is back to seascapes. painting


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More Images!

Note to self, Stic k to small and medium when uploading photos! i like this arrangement of small canvases

Playing around with layout !

Fun Time!
This image is on raw canvas and has a rather playfull feel!

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Posted by on April 26, 2009 in Art Appreciation


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London Visit

What better way to celebrate the birthday of j.M.W.Turner than a visit to the Royal Academy where there was a interesting event going on, namley the London Original Print Fair i had never been to this event before,very interesting so need to think about it, there is quite a connection between Fine Art and printing, well there can be if you want it to be, mono printing, etching etc.
on the way back to Waterloo station via the Thames saw these sights.

Piccadilly Circus

Nelson’s Column and Trafalgar Square

River Thames and Houses of Parliament

Added the last photo in smaller size as it chopped o the Houses of Parliament!!! (perhaps a good thing?)

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Posted by on April 23, 2009 in Art Appreciation, Painting


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Happy Birthday Mr Turner!

as well as being St Georges Day – England’s Patron Saint, it is also the Birthday of J.M.W Turner.



Posted by on April 23, 2009 in Art Appreciation


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More San Francisco Sketches (2004)

Here are some more skethes from my 2004 trip, showing more of the wonderfull Golden Gate Bridge and a bit of the city.




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Posted by on April 22, 2009 in Art, Art Appreciation


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