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‘Back To Black’ completed 20/09/18

I can’t quite get the colour reproduction right on the photo of this work, for which my apologies.  I take pictures for my Blog on my IPad and the colours don’t seem to have the definition of my IPhone.  I have an Instagram account for which I use my IPhone, so please go there later today for a better resolution. Enough of the technicalities.  This painting is a homage to Amy Winehouse and I am grateful to @Pegasusart for permission to use the wonderfully inspirational street art image of Amy.  I had the idea of reversing my woman to mirror Amy’s pose, as I felt this made the composition ‘sing’. I also specifically went for a blonde to compliment Amy’s dark tresses. I think it works.  Please see previous week’s blog for more details about this piece. I am exhibiting at Roy’s People Art Fair (@royspeopleartfair on Instagram) at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower, London 1-4 November and am excited about meeting the other artists and talking to visitors to the Fair about my work.  My theme will be Amy Winehouse based and I have her mother’s permission to use titles of Amy’s music as titles for this series of my paintings.…
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Work in progress detail, 13.09.18

This is the next painting in the series I am devoting to Amy Winehouse inspiration (see previous Blog for more info). At the moment it is early days, hence the small detail, but my idea behind the concept for the piece is as follows: I am a big admirer of @pegasus street art which I see on Instagram.  I did not take my own photo of this particular Pegasus work, but loved it and obtained his permission to incorporate it into my own work.  I intend to paint my own version of it and am then going to paint my own trademark woman standing in front of the streetart in a reverse image of Amy’s own stance, ie. backview.  I think this composition will work well.  I am using a blonde woman as a contrast to Amy’s dark and beautiful hair. The title for this painting will again be taken from music titles to Amy’s own music.  As stated in the last Blog, I have her mother Janis’ permission to do this.  So the title will be ‘Back To Black’. These works, plus a selection of my other paintings will be shown at Roy’s People Art Fair 1-4 November at…
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‘Fxxk Me Pumps’ completed. 05.09.18

I am taking part in an Art Fair in London at the beginning of November and am putting together a series of London street art based paintings specifically for this event.  Roy’s People Art Fair (@ROYSPEOPLEAF on Twitter, @royspeopleartfair on Instagram) are hosting this Fair at the Oxo Tower from 1-4 November so please come along, have a look at my work and introduce yourself to me.  I would love to meet you. Amy Winehouse is one of my all time heroines and I am incorporating some street art with her image into my compositions and will be using titles from tracks of her music for these pieces.  I am in touch with Amy’s lovely mother Janis and she has given me her permission to do this, thank you Janis. This particular painting is based on a fabulous street art I saw last year in Camden, Amy’s stamping ground.  I took a photo then and there,  not knowing what my composition would be then, but knowing I would use it one day.  It is by the street artist @whoamirony and I love the colours in it. I came up with the idea of the blonde turning around as if the…
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