Once the characters have been created they are placed into a series of small compositions. Though these will make a larger painting, each smaller composition has to work in itself. Each can be separated out and make a single painting on its own. I feel this helps the eye move across the whole painting comfortably.
IN THE PICTURES I LIKE TO PAINT IT WOULD NOT BE UNCOMMON TO FIND TARTAN THERMOS FLASKS. IN FACT IN SOME OF MY PAINTINGS THEY MAY EVEN BE COMPULSORY.
Most of us are not really that trendy and confident, super rich or deliciously attractive. Almost all of us are just doing the best we can. I want to celebrate that. Of course I am not unique in this very British movement. William Hogarth, LS Lowry and Alfred Wallace were masters of it, and current artists such as Charles Williams carry it on. This is just my small contribution to this genre.
I cherish the uniqueness of our dilapidated seaside towns, stumbling light industries and the ‘wearing slippers to the off license’ easy going part of culture. Thank you for stopping by, and please contact me with any queries.