‘Hello Camden’ completed 04/10/2018

I saw this sign whilst waiting to cross the road just out of Camden Town tube station.  I liked the colour of the Hello Camden wall (its more turquoise in my painting, couldn’t quite get the photo quality right).   I have used slight artistic licence in removing some of the other signs and making the pedestrian crossing box more luminous yellow.  Hey, it’s my painting and I can do what I want 🙂 I had the idea of having my woman walking in tandem with the green man of the pedestrian crossing light, and have her in a red dress to complement the colour wheel theory of the green man. Her pose is one of my bugbears of today;  she is so busy looking at her smartphone she can’t see the wonders of the world going on around her.  I am also guilty of this.  Camden can be messy late at night, but just outside that Tube station there is SO much going on, all life is there, all the time.  And she is missing it. This piece is another on my series for Roy’s People Art Fair at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London from 1-4 November.  Please…
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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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