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 […]

My Artist Influencers- David Hockney

As a painter naturally I have an innate interest in other artist’s work. Whether simply admiring their talent or being subconsciously influenced by their style it has all contributed to the formation of my artistic taste. Over the next blogs, I am going to write about those artists whose work is definitely on my list […]

Old & Tired But Still Colourful – Wilton’s Music Hall

My latest painting just had to be painted mainly because of the insane number of colours crammed into such a small space and because it was a challenge to see if I could paint something so far out of my comfort zone.  I trained as a scientist, so my natural instinct is to be analytical […]

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 […]

Inspiration In Art

All the Riches of the World

We all need inspiration in our lives, whether this comes from other people, music or the flowers in our garden. These moments of stimulation keep us going, they keep our senses heightened and our brains working, helping us to appreciate the world we live in. Admittedly recent times have made positive inspiration more difficult for […]

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 […]