Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Female nude with coloured pencil on paper

I created this using my favourite medium at the moment, Faber Castell Polychromasia colour pencils.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Amazing New Sculpture in Park Lane, London by Lorenzo Quinn

Check out this quirky new art installation in London by Lorenzo Quinn.  The piece will be displayed until April this year.  It has already been on display in Valencia and Abu Dhabi.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Damien Hirst Looks To Hire Assistant for £10,000,000 Artwork

To the right: Damien Hirst's famous formaldehyde Zebra.

Damien Hirst has offered a role for an assistant artist to help him with his new artwork which is estimated to sell for up to £10 million once completed.  The job pays £20,000 P/A, which I would say is a pretty decent salary, considering the fact that a lot of aspiring artists would do it for free!

Whatever you think of Damien Hirst's work, such as his 'Golden Calf' or his 'Diamond Encrusted Skull', he has became very successful and wealthy since he came onto the art scene.  Hirst is said to be worth at least £215 million and currently lives in a £3 million house in Gloucestershire.

Back in 2008, Hirst sold his collection 'Beautiful Inside My Head' for an astonishing £111 million, which is the most money ever paid for an auction of work by a single artist.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Is Gauguin's Tribute to Vincent Van Gogh Worth £10 Million?

Gauguin's 'Nature morte à L'Espérance' was created in 1901 while he was living in Tahiti and is going on sale in Christie's in London on February 9th of this year.  The piece is expected to sell for £10 Million.

The painting is said to represent the sometimes turbulent friendship that Gauguin had with Vincent Van Gogh.  Van Gogh and Gauguin even lived together for a couple of months, as documented in the brilliant film Lust for Life: A Film by Vincente Minnelli (1956).

Street Art in Ireland

There is apparently a thriving Street Art scene here in Ireland, if http://irishstreetart.com is anything to go by!

To the left is a result of an event in 2009 which saw artists from around the world get together to paint a bridge in Drogheda.

http://irishstreetart.com is full of very inspiring and colourful street art by a variety of well known artists living in Ireland and also keeps you up to date with latest news and events in the Irish Street art scene.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Sheffield Artist Haroon Mirza Wins Northern Art Prize

I came accross Haroon Mirza today in the Daily Telegraph.  He creates sculptures using household equipment, as you can see from his work above, which won him the Northern Art Prize! Other artists shortlisted for the £16,500 prize included Alec Finlay, Lubaina Himid and David Jacques.  The Leeds Art Gallery will be displaying their work until 6th of February.

The piece above is entitled 'Anthemoessa' and includes footage of Cat Stevens and Edward Armitage's 1988 painting 'The Siren.'  Mirza's first show opens in London on the 15th February 2011.

Who is Banksy?

At the moment, you could say that Banksy is one of the most recognised and most successful artists in the world, due to his unique style and the controversial nature of his work, and I am a very big fan of his work.

It is easy to see why there are many impersonators of Banksy's style, since it has proved as commercially successful as it has so far.

Many have guessed at the true identity of Banksy and no doubt he will keep people guessing for a very long time. Is he a genuine graffiti producing hoody, or is he a very clever geek with an amazing business brain?  Who knows?  The mystery of his identity really doesn't matter anymore now that his legend has been well and truly established in the art world today.

Visit Banksy's website to see more of his work: http://www.banksy.co.uk