The Frustrations of Being an Artist

What to do when you hate a piece of artwork you have created…? I find that as an artist my work goes through phases: I start, say, a painting. It goes well. I am pleased with it for a while and cheerfully proceed with it. Then it begins to go a bit pear-shaped. It isContinue reading “The Frustrations of Being an Artist”

WEIRD TALES FROM UNIVERSITY

or How I Met My Wife From a Previous Life When I attended Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge School of Art) as a mature student doing a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, the last thing I expected was to run into someone to whom I had been married in a previous life but it happened. OfContinue reading “WEIRD TALES FROM UNIVERSITY”

“SATURN V LAUNCH”

This oil painting was an experiment in using my cross-hatch technique to imply detail when in reality there isn’t any. William Mobberley recommends*: (*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) When I was a child, I would have given my right arm for one of these but they didn’t exist.

First Painting Since University

I figure there is no point doing a BA in Fine Art if one doesn’t carry on producing art after leaving and so here is my new painting “Binah – The Divine Mother”. It’s a Qabalistic painting (mystical) and it is a strange piece in that I veer between absolutely loving it and absolutely hatingContinue reading “First Painting Since University”

Introducing William Mobberley

Welcome to my blog. This is the first ever post on my new artist’s website! Remember that it is a privilege to be alive at this time. On the one hand we are living through one of the most evil eras in the history of the world if not the most evil. On the otherContinue reading “Introducing William Mobberley”