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47th Painting

This week has seen the aid worker Karen Woo murdered in Afghanistan by the Taliban. She was only 36 years old and about to be married. My painting doesn't do her justice but as I was painting it I had a real sense of her.Her...

46th Painting

Painting of the prize winning poet Jo Shapcott whose primary interest is in the body, '...

45th Painting

This image was taken from the 24th July's Independent. According to the journalist David Usborne, Anna Wintour, editor of american Vogue, has recently been fighting for the preservation of the 'unique historic neighbourhood' where she lives in Manhattan. She has recently complained about a new...

13th July 2010

I've been taking some time out of this blog in order to finish my degree and then take the work to London as part of the Truman Brewery's Free Range graduate show.I'm in the process of setting up a website:- ...

44th painting

My friend Tom looking into the distance of Newcastle University grounds. This image was part of the group of images which I took to set up my 'crowd' scenes for the main paintings for my degree show.It's reminded me to go and take a photograph...

43rd Painting

An election candidate who came second. Finally the 2010 general election has been sorted and we have a coalition. Conservative David Cameron and Lib Dem Nick Clegg are going to work together!Two weeks to our degree show so hope our band of 45 4th year...

42nd Painting

The new tv arts programme 'Modern Masters' is introduced by Alastair Sooke and this painting is a 30 minute rendition painted the right way up mainly because I forgot to invert it. It's a very good hour long 4 part programme featuring Warhol, Matisse,...

41st Painting

I haven't done the beautiful Eva Green any favours in this painted-upside-down entry. The photographic image I used was from the Independent Traveller and she looked stunning with the blue and the red adding loads of interest. Actors appear to spend their lives struggling to...

40th Painting

This seemed an apt image to paint today, election day, and poor old Gordon Brown looks in need of all the support he can get.This very elongated head looks troubled and heavy, it might take more than his hand to ease his furrowed brow.Doing lots...

39th Painting

I found the image for this painting very touching. He's called Rafael and he's had a 30-hour face transplant operation. His own face was being very badly affected by tumours. The painting shows him hugging his mum after leaving hospital. A very brave man....