Rory W. Stapleton

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation illusrator,watercolourist,writer
Location of South Australia
Introduction is a freelance book illustrator and painter. He works in the traditional mediums of Watercolour, Acrylic Gouache and Pen & Ink. Rory is currently working on a personal project, 'Regency Punk', a series of Fantasy paintings using the dress of the period as his starting point,(a rich vein of visual possibilities if ever there was one). After the costumes, who knows? As the months go by he'll be posting, WIP and finished images. He might also write of his problems and solutions relating to some aspects of the particular image he is working on as they arise.
Interests Art-of course, reading-:history, auto/biography, Terry Pratchett, music, playing with my grandchildren, film & stimulating conversation.
Favorite Movies Come And See(Russian anti-war film, best ever made.)Blade Runner, Citizen Kane, Sean of the dead and Russian b&w Hamlet.
Favorite Music blues, jazz, Ry Cooder, JJ Cale, Alan Parsons Project, Bob Dylan, Bowie, Bryan Ferry, Van Morrison, The Beatles etc
Favorite Books To Kill a Mocking Bird -the only book that ever made me cry. Terry Pratchett's -Men at Arms, Reaper Man & Lords and Ladies and Kenneth Pople's biog of Stanley Spencer-my favorite painter.

You're going to the moon! What did you forget to pack?

Moon boots and dustpan and bannister brush - moon dust always gets dragged into the studio; worse than beach sand for getting under foot, most irritating without moon boots.