Blinded by the light

My dad looked at one of my paintings and said ‘the white needs to be whiter’. I rolled my eyes. I understood what he meant but I know that it was not possible to make the white any whiter than it already was, but I could make the surrounding area of the white darker. YouContinue reading “Blinded by the light”

1853 Gallery, Salt Mill, Saltaire, Yorkshire

Someone had remarked that some of my paintings were painted in the style of David Hockney. That was quite an honour, especially as I have heard that one of his paintings was sold as the most expensive piece of art by a living artist. In truth, I’m sure that all paintings look familiar in theirContinue reading “1853 Gallery, Salt Mill, Saltaire, Yorkshire”

The People’s Painter

The Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate is running an exhibition on the work by William Powell Frith. He’s well known as ‘The People’s Painter’. The exhibition runs until the 29th September. I was struck by this painter’s storytelling abilities through the painted medium. These are paintings from a period which we may not have aContinue reading “The People’s Painter”