Geometry & Perspective In Art With The Father of Modern Art – Paul Cezanne

Continuing my theme of artist influencers another hugely important artist for me is Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) , the artist many dubbed the ‘Father of Modern Art’. Cezanne moved through and alongside the Impressionists but eventually broke away with his unique vision in art and due to this new, almost sculptural approach to painting, became an […]

Precision In Art

"Classic Landscape" by Charles Sheeler

Influencers From Precisionism To Vorticism Precisionism was a movement that started to gather pace in the 1920’s influenced by Futurism and Cubism as well as its strong connections to Art Deco. One of its pioneers was Charles Sheeler, an artist whose work I much admire. Sheeler actually initially was a commercial photographer who focused on […]

Royal Ulster Academy of Arts 139th Annual Show

The exciting announcement that the Royal Ulster Academy of Arts will be proceeding with their 139th Annual exhibition surely gives us the perfect opportunity to look at some of the masters of Irish art and how their work has influenced the history of art through the years. Francis Bacon (1909-1992) was born to an English […]

Return of the Art Exhibitions — Or Is a Virtual Tour Just As Good?

Royal Ulster Academy of Arts (RUA)

So far most of this year has been surreal but with a positive head on let’s start celebrating the return of the art exhibition. We can all benefit from enjoying art, it helps us return to normality and of course to helps all the artists struggling during this time. Curators, artists, and galleries are all […]

Simple Painting Techniques

Art in the Coronavirus outbreak can really help distract our minds and these simple painting techniques can help pass the time in a constructive and satisfying way. Over the next few weeks, I have decided to do a series of videos demonstrating some of the creative things I do in my daily life because I’m […]