Nate's Graduation

Nate's asked me to paint a picture for his graduation. I have already taken a series of pictures of him walking down the cloisters, and so I'll be using that as inspiration. It's going to be in the style of "Madonna and Child" which I painted in 2007.



After a couple of weekends' work I have completed "Tracey":




and nearly finished "Caroline (Playing the Guitar)" so here's a first look (can you guess what colour the white stripes are going to be?)

Abstract Heads

Things are moving on apace with the Abstract Heads now, having competed Anastasia and Maria, and nearly completed Tracey, and I have Caroline (Playing the Guitar) to do too. I've also been commissioned to create an Abstract Head.... bookings taken here!



Modern Life is Art

Jonathan Holden studied at Leeds College of Art in 1999 and then under the tutelage of Jackie Holdsworth, Huddersfield Technical College, England, from 2005 - 2007. On moving to Barcelona in 2007, Holden has been working on three main areas:
Abstract Heads - a series of acrylic paintings of abstract heads.
View from the Mies Pavilion - a series of sculptural works; and
Modern Life is Art - this series of works for Drap Art 2008.

Anthony Gormley

Angel of the North artist's next feat is...a load of rubbish By REBECCA CAMBER 28th September 2006

Martin Creed

Enough Stuff


Martin Creed makes a lot of rubbish art. And as a Turner Prize winner, he's certainly influential. So here's a few of his works (and, incidentally, he calls all of his works "Work ###).

Work 309

Drap Art Project 1

Here are some of my Drap Art works, and a space at the Picasso Museum which would be an ideal place for them.

L S Lowry

"...the art of the painter.....that richest vein of creative vision in which essence is distilled from subject and married to idea. It is a visionary genius peculiar to the English masters. The French call it symbolism. The English see it as a strain of native eccentricity." (p.12 Levy, The Paintings of L.S. Lowry, 1975)

"...Lowry ventures no answer. Like other great artists, he only poses questions."  (p.18 Levy, The Paintings of L.S. Lowry, 1975)


It is the measure of great, architectural composition - composition in the classic mould - that the eye always finds a point of ultimate reference: a core of stillness, or of simulation, which exists at the heart of the construction, and beyond all the impedimentia of incidental detail. (p.12 Levy, The Paintings of L.S. Lowry, 1975)

"Albert Camus has written: 'I know from my own experience, that a man's life-work is nothing but a long journey to find again, by all the detours of art, the two or three powerful images upon which his whole being is opened for the first time.'"(p.12 Levy, The Paintings of L.S. Lowry, 1975)

Still Life?

Every artist should be working on Still I'll have a go.... but i think it's going to be based on plastic bottles in bathrooms......

Is it art?

Lots of people seem to think not....but here are some works I am going to copy for my Drap Art....

carl andre damien


Abstract Heads

I have nearly completed "Abstract Heads - Veslemoy" and I have just started "Abstract Heads - Anastasia" and "Abstract Heads - Susannah".

There is a series of photos of "The Artist at Work" here...

I had decided to work on two, or even three Heads at a time, because of the time it takes waiting for paint to dry. But after starting these two today I have realised that I get into a "colour" frame of mind, and need to work on just one set at a time.

The Artist at Work

Drap Art Project

 I'm going to be collecting all the rubbish I can get my hands on so that I can make some art for an exhibition i want to display in in December this year....

Art Blog 2008

I am currently working on four projects:

1. Drap Art, a look at using rubbish to create some recycled art.

2. Abstract Heads

3. The View From the Mies Pavillion 

4. Still Life photography