I have enjoyed the last few weeks creating an industrial triptych of the breadmaking process, very much taking inspiration from the paintings of Stanley Spencer. Looking forward to how the other 2 parts come together….
Link to the blog of photographer Julian James who kindly took the photographs for the Warburtons magazine.
I have been persuaded (by my wife!) to complete the welsh rugby hat trick with an acrylic painting of the winning team. I will be working on the drawings soon, unsure whether to pick out a few key players or do a team shot? It will look nice on the wall with the other 2 paintings previously of the grand slams. I do kind of try and balance it out in the house with a few england rugby paintings from my other series. If you haven’t gathered by now we do have a nice english/welsh rivalry in the household when it comes to supporting rugby teams. Although when it comes to painting it really doesn’t matter who the team is, I love the art of sport, whether that be rugby, football or golf!
A passion for sport
It’s not everyday that I get a call from a journalist but last week the phone rang and I was asked “Tell me about your painting.”
The lovely journalist was from Warburtons magazine, which features people and what they love doing most.
My painting has always been my passion, ever since I used to watch my granddad paint in his spare time. I took it up, loved it and went on to study illustration at degree. I worked for about ten years illustrating education school textbooks for the major publishers. A career change and one family later I now work at Warburtons bakery. Since working at the bakery I now paint in my spare time, it gives me the chance to paint things that interest me.
This is my new blog. Please bear with me whilst I set everything up and start posting articles about my work as a country artist.
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