Wild Swimming

This poster was inspired by the Art Deco movement. One of my passions as a young man was to swim wherever I could (this is not a self portrait). Rivers, lakes, outdoor lidos, even a river pool in the Kakadu National Park in Australia. There is a rock pool at the top of Victoria FallsContinue reading “Wild Swimming”

Ever on the Outside

Ever on the outside, always looking in.often wishing I could wear someone else’s skin. Ever on the outside, checking every word,cautious anything I say, might easily be misheard. Ever on the outside, painting out my frown,an imposter who will act again, as the circus clown. Ever on the outside, so nobody will see,the fears, theContinue reading “Ever on the Outside”

Generation Z

This is a digital manipulation of an original photograph which I took a couple of years ago. The image was created with several layers of the face with textures superimposed at each stage. The image represents Generation Z, the next cohort to take over the world and discover how hard it is to live asContinue reading “Generation Z”

Date Night at the Odeon Harrogate

This poster is the second cinema I’ve depicted, Although I never went to the Harrogate Odeon it is typically of so many cinemas I did frequent in the 1960s and 1970s. Sadly perhaps, many were lost to developments, bingo and suffered general decline. For me the cinema in those days represented both the excitement ofContinue reading “Date Night at the Odeon Harrogate”

Marilyn’s Smile

Over fifty years ago I made this sketch, almost certainly from a photographic reference which has long disappeared from sight. The drawing has somehow survived all those years and I’ve now made a high resolution scan, cleaned it up a little (leaving some evidence of its journey) and turned it into a poster. She diedContinue reading “Marilyn’s Smile”

Over the Hills and Far Away

An experimental montage with multiple layers of torn digitalised coloured paper. I worked with actual paper on items like this in the 1980s, but a lot of the paper I used or dyed specially proved not to be colour fast. Although the changes in tone and colour were interesting, they gradually lost the original balance.Continue reading “Over the Hills and Far Away”

Sophia

Over 50 years ago I was at art college and was considering specialising in portraiture. I also studied visual interpretation and the psychology of perception (essentially, what we think we see as opposed to what we actually see or, sometimes, what we want to see). I started producing images which, to some extent, replicated theContinue reading “Sophia”

Music in the City

Over 200 actual ticket stubs to concerts have been used to create this fantasy music city waterfront. All the great bands of the last 70 years are represented here. Although you may argue that your favourite band is missing – especially if it’s very recent. Produced as a museum-quality poster made on long-lasting semi-glossy (silk)Continue reading “Music in the City”