If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
About my artwork
One of my concerns is the action of painting and the role of the painter’s gesture. In terms of subject the coast and my experiences and memories of it were my starting point for quite a while and although this is still very much a source of inspiration, more recently I have started to draw on many other ideas; it might be a song lyric or even a title, themes from a book I have read or a moment in time.
Visually things that really excite me can be anything from the peeling paint on the hull of a boat to a glimpsed scene. With regard to mark making, the inconsequential, unnoticed and accidental. Something that is often overlooked like a doodle or scuffs made from daily wear and tear intrigue me as I feel that they hold stories within them.
Artists I like
Peter Lanyon, Howard Hodgkin, Cy Twombly, Ivon Hitchens, Franz Kline, Joan Mitchell
I've tried putting that programme on a file sharing site, megafile won't take without a fee, Megaupload took it, but want a fee to retrieve so no joy there, the file is 1.09GB so unless you can receive an email that big I can only suggest I post a hard copy on DVD, if you wish I suggest you email your address to my private email email@example.com rather than on here.
Thanks for the link. I did get to see the St Ives show, I did however have a group of school kids in tow, so I was slightly distracted, but found a lot to interest, especially the 3D work.Santa gave me the Tate book on the show along with Ivon Hitchens by Peter Khoroche which I have just finished and can recommend.
I do have a copy of the BBC programme on my computer, and will ask my son when he next visits if I can email such a file, if so I will gladly let you have it.
Thanks for your comments, It not just the Fishing Industry, the several yards I visited around the River Plym were all under threat from property developers for riverside apartments. Some yards have been in existance since Drake are about to disappear under glass and concrete, which in effect is a privatisation of the sea shore, denying the sea to traditional ways of life and general access.
Did you see the Art Of Cornwall on BBC4 the other week, Peter Lanyon was featured along with other post war British artists, it's about time for a revival, I have started to get a few kids in the school I work in part time to discover colour, texture and abstraction, with some interesting results, just got to hope the exam board will accept work that challenges the set curriculum.
Hi Amy, thanks for your comment and email. I need to speak to the gallery in Nottingham and get a date - likely to be June 2011. The longer lead-in we have the better, I reckon. Hope you're well. All the best, Mark
Hi Amy, many thanks for your friend request - I only just picked it up as I haven't been onto the site for a while now. I really like the colour palette in some of your works - numbers 1-7 in your slideshow are spendid. I'm thinking of putting together a show of contemporary abstract painting in Nottingham, early 2011 - I have a venue that is large enough and willing to consider hosting the show. It could be really interesting. What kind of scale are the works (particularly 1 - 7)? You can email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to discuss further. Cheers, Mark
BLUEBIRD ART HOUSE AND ART&ARTISTS LA are pleased to announce the 1st INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION 2009.
Open to all artists in all fine arts media we seek to recognize outstanding quality and diversity in the arts.
The 2009 IJC is open to all artists worldwide, age 18 and older. All works must be original. Entries in the following medias will be accepted: Painting, Drawing, Mixed media, Printmaking, Watercolor, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Photography.
Entry Deadline March 15th 2009.
A solo show next winter 2009 at Bluebird Art House and $1500 to the winner. 1 work in the show for each one of the 3 runner up.