Art

Still in shock after last weeks err ‘election’… I think a bit of retail therapy is called for, so I thought I would show you the work of a couple of artists I have come across recently, that I am very, very struck by.

This Is Not The Life I Ordered

Above is ‘This Is Not The Life I ordered’ by Edinburgh based artist Alice Boyle.

I suspect that particular painting is flying of the shelf at the moment…

Naked In The Rain

Love this as well, ‘Naked In The Rain’.

I was at the LS Productions 10th Birthday Party the other day – absolutely brilliant and met a lovely guy, Hamish, we were making small talk, he was a Fine Art framer. He said that he used to be a photographer, but did not really like it. He reckoned it was a bit like ‘dancing naked’. I thought that was a really interesting thing to say. I think it is a bit like that, being a photographer – everything hangs on you – somehow everyone else is dancing around in their clothes – all absolutely fine, but you have nothing on.

I have also came across this very accomplished landscape painter, Amanda Phillips

urban-landscape-detour

The above is called ‘Urban Landscape Detour’.

coaldustbeach

And this is ‘Coaldust Beach’. The paintings are all large scale, the Amanda Phillips paintings I have illustrated are approximately 1 x 1.5 metres in dimension. I find all these works haunting and meaning laden. Neither of these artists are wildly famous yet, so I know they are affordably priced, but I also know that both would be good investments.

Far, far more importantly though, I also absolutely believe that without Art, a home is simply not a home.

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