|Location||Gateshead, North East, United Kingdom|
|Introduction||Welcome to my blog. I'm a professional artist whose work is mainly derived from the study of towns and cities. For many years I've worked mainly in oil paint, but am trying my hand with acrylics at present. I'm still very much a figurative painter aiming at some kind of modern representation. I believe in the continuing value of painting and follow in its long and honourable tradition. For one year only, I'm posting my Dad's Diary entries from 1947, the year I was born.|
|Interests||Painting, Bonnard, Hopper, Diebenkorn, Thiebaud, Jacklin, music, reading, walking, writing, travel, Venice.|
|Favorite Movies||Casablanca, Bladerunner, The Wild Bunch, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, The Evil Dead 2, Memento, The Prestige, The Ladykillers|
|Favorite Music||Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, David Sylvian, Manu Chao, Andy Sheppard, Monk, Miles, Madeleine Peyroux, Bellowhead, Sandy Denny, Vaughan Williams, Purcell, Andreas Scholl, Lyle Lovett, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Robert Palmer, e.s.t., Calexico, Purcell, Neil Young, Natacha Atlas, Shostakovich|
|Favorite Books||Peter Ackroyd, Paul Auster, J G Ballard, Siri Hustvedt, H P Lovecraft, Ian McEwan, Christopher Priest, Jack Vance, Philip K. Dick|
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