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Banksy

Banksy, the elusive British street artist is in New York this week, where amongst other things he hired a street vendor and set up a stall in Central Park selling his original artworks for only $60’00 each. Apparently only a

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Banksy

Banksy, the elusive British street artist is in New York this week, where amongst other things he hired a street vendor and set up a stall in Central Park selling his original artworks for only $60’00 each. Apparently only a

Almost Autumn

Experimenting with Copic marker pens as Autumn approaches! Markers are faster than watercolours but on the downside they are even less forgiving. Like a red wine stain on your Axminster, once the colours on the page there’s no taking it

Almost Autumn

Experimenting with Copic marker pens as Autumn approaches! Markers are faster than watercolours but on the downside they are even less forgiving. Like a red wine stain on your Axminster, once the colours on the page there’s no taking it

Ladies in the almost altogether

Caught some Ladies (and a man) unawares in the altogether (almost) while burning my own skin.

Ladies in the almost altogether

Caught some Ladies (and a man) unawares in the altogether (almost) while burning my own skin.

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Morcote + Sheep

  Sketching in public places invariably attracts the attention of other people. Sketching in Morcote today, ( where we live in Switzerland ), an old lady began talking to me. The first thing she told me was her age. ¨I’m

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Morcote + Sheep

  Sketching in public places invariably attracts the attention of other people. Sketching in Morcote today, ( where we live in Switzerland ), an old lady began talking to me. The first thing she told me was her age. ¨I’m

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Takahiro Kimura

I’ve not reviewed any Art in a while but felt compelled to when I came across Japanese Artist and Illustrator Takahiro Kimura on the Behance network, who works with collage to create his beautiful and compelling work.

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Takahiro Kimura

I’ve not reviewed any Art in a while but felt compelled to when I came across Japanese Artist and Illustrator Takahiro Kimura on the Behance network, who works with collage to create his beautiful and compelling work.

Is that you Google street view? Durban, South Africa.

This time views of Tambo Parade, the long road, running along the sea front in Durban South Africa. I’ve never been there, except in my imagination, but it looks fascinating, with market stalls and street vendors and big colourful ladies

Is that you Google street view? Durban, South Africa.

This time views of Tambo Parade, the long road, running along the sea front in Durban South Africa. I’ve never been there, except in my imagination, but it looks fascinating, with market stalls and street vendors and big colourful ladies

Travelling without moving. Or, Is that you, Google Street View?

Traveling without moving again. With some more doodles taken from Google Street view. Is that you, the old lady, in Kobe Japan? Or are you the Veronese lady whose lost her children inside her shopping bag?  We’ll be traveling in

Travelling without moving. Or, Is that you, Google Street View?

Traveling without moving again. With some more doodles taken from Google Street view. Is that you, the old lady, in Kobe Japan? Or are you the Veronese lady whose lost her children inside her shopping bag?  We’ll be traveling in

Is This You? Google Street View!

We were in Bologna, Italy, this Easter weekend, re-visting the people and places we used to know when we lived there. It’s a beautiful, historic and vibrant city. It rained, a lot, so I took to using Google street map

Is This You? Google Street View!

We were in Bologna, Italy, this Easter weekend, re-visting the people and places we used to know when we lived there. It’s a beautiful, historic and vibrant city. It rained, a lot, so I took to using Google street map

Earthly bodies

I made these studies from a book I bought recently in Berlin called Earthly Bodies by photographer, Irving Penn. Penn was better known as a photographer of  portraits and for his fashion work. As a young photographer he produced a

Earthly bodies

I made these studies from a book I bought recently in Berlin called Earthly Bodies by photographer, Irving Penn. Penn was better known as a photographer of  portraits and for his fashion work. As a young photographer he produced a

after David Hockney

Some watercolour sketches, which have been in no way been influenced by those of David Hockney which I posted earlier today. The only reason I can think of that they’re better, is that he had more time than me! Or

after David Hockney

Some watercolour sketches, which have been in no way been influenced by those of David Hockney which I posted earlier today. The only reason I can think of that they’re better, is that he had more time than me! Or

David Hockney – A Yorkshire Sketchbook

I love the beautifully simple watercolour sketches by David Hockney from his book ‘A Yorkshire sketchbook.’ I bought the book in the Art bookstore Walther König, on Burgstrasse, on a trip to Berlin last week. It is the best Art

David Hockney – A Yorkshire Sketchbook

I love the beautifully simple watercolour sketches by David Hockney from his book ‘A Yorkshire sketchbook.’ I bought the book in the Art bookstore Walther König, on Burgstrasse, on a trip to Berlin last week. It is the best Art

Morcote

I managed to squeeze in some sketching and painting over the Christmas holidays. This is the same view in watercolour and pencil of Lake Lugano, from Riva Da L’indipendenza in Morcote.

Morcote

I managed to squeeze in some sketching and painting over the Christmas holidays. This is the same view in watercolour and pencil of Lake Lugano, from Riva Da L’indipendenza in Morcote.

John Mclaughin Artist

  Google images is better than a lucky dip. In brain burning research mode, looking for something to trigger a new impetus in my work, I put in a search for images of two of my favourite artists, Henri Matisse

John Mclaughin Artist

  Google images is better than a lucky dip. In brain burning research mode, looking for something to trigger a new impetus in my work, I put in a search for images of two of my favourite artists, Henri Matisse

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Old abandoned Houses

  There is something I like about old houses. Like old people, their faces tell a story. They stand for some kind of failure, because in the end they collapse. Yet at the same time, they tell a story of

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Old abandoned Houses

  There is something I like about old houses. Like old people, their faces tell a story. They stand for some kind of failure, because in the end they collapse. Yet at the same time, they tell a story of

Varese

My first visit to Varese last weekend and another opportunity to catch people’s inner caricature and put it on paper, all under the guise of looking over their heads at the terracotta scroll-work behind them.

Varese

My first visit to Varese last weekend and another opportunity to catch people’s inner caricature and put it on paper, all under the guise of looking over their heads at the terracotta scroll-work behind them.

Artist Review – Vicenç Viaplana

When I first came across Vicenç Viaplana’s work I thought it was photography as it reminded me very much of the late Cy Twombly’s photographic work. Instead his pieces are mainly created as silkscreens or Acrylic on canvas and wood.

Artist Review – Vicenç Viaplana

When I first came across Vicenç Viaplana’s work I thought it was photography as it reminded me very much of the late Cy Twombly’s photographic work. Instead his pieces are mainly created as silkscreens or Acrylic on canvas and wood.

Fantasy Art is real Art

When we were fourteen or fifteen my brother and I were seriously into the world of science fiction and Fantasy. Which quite acceptable now was definitely very nerdy back then, but we loved it and it fed our imaginations. Role

Fantasy Art is real Art

When we were fourteen or fifteen my brother and I were seriously into the world of science fiction and Fantasy. Which quite acceptable now was definitely very nerdy back then, but we loved it and it fed our imaginations. Role

Pablo Picasso in the style of Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso was an enigma, one of those people who was very special, even among his peers and someone who comes along only once in a generation. A man who was definitely one and a half steps ahead of the

Pablo Picasso in the style of Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso was an enigma, one of those people who was very special, even among his peers and someone who comes along only once in a generation. A man who was definitely one and a half steps ahead of the

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Marwencol and Esopus Magazine

I’ve added two new links to the blog The first is Esopus Magazine which is very cool alternative Art magazine of contemporary cultural which I came across while watching The film Marwencol. The second is Marwencol itself which featured in

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Marwencol and Esopus Magazine

I’ve added two new links to the blog The first is Esopus Magazine which is very cool alternative Art magazine of contemporary cultural which I came across while watching The film Marwencol. The second is Marwencol itself which featured in

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Romuald Hazoume

I found these images of the Benin born Artist Romuald Hazoume while researching this week, which I LOVE.  It seems the artist created them as actual portraits of sitting subjects. I love their simplicity. How a face and personality can

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Romuald Hazoume

I found these images of the Benin born Artist Romuald Hazoume while researching this week, which I LOVE.  It seems the artist created them as actual portraits of sitting subjects. I love their simplicity. How a face and personality can