Another christmas circle show at Gallery de Novo. I love these shows as I get to play around with new ideas without the stress and time commitment of a big canvas. This time I had a theme of fairground horses and other animals. I looked at dozens of photos of fairground rides and merry go rounds. They are things of beauty, real works of art and I hope wherever they are they are being looked after.
Here’s a little video from youtube of Seamus the dog and me playing the accordion very badly. Also just like method acting, I needed to experience what it would be like to run around like an idiot flapping my arms, just like the subjects in my paintings at that time.
I don’t paint so many flying people these days as I get far too many strange looks.
this is from a few years ago now and Seamus doesn’t leap around so much now.
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A recently completed commission for a work colleague, Jo.
As soon as she started talking about a portrait I had this idea in my mind. And she was totally on board so I ran with it. It could have been busier but I had to move on to other things.