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May 2011 Juried Invitational Exhibition

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WIP – Lily’s Story
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Well it seems my son, Jordan is now following in his dad’s footsteps, if you’ve a couple of minutes, take a look at his art, he needs all the encouragement we can give him.

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BIO
I`m really a self taught artist. A Geordie lad, hailing from a small mining village called Pegswood in Northumberland, originally, from Polish parents. I now live in Stannington, Northumberland, where I’m enjoying all that retirement has to offer.
My art education began in earnest when I started a Foundation course in Graphic Design at Newcastle College, it was here that I really developed most of everything I do today, live portraits sketching etc.

I served in the Metropolitan Police in London where, after 30 years service, I finally retired in March 2009 as the senior Police Artist at New Scotland Yard. I`m now looking forward to at least a few good years exploring the art I have waited so long to do.
My favourite medium is and always will be, is graphite pencil, as I can achieve a high degree of detail in my sketches, some say photographic. I also take great pleasure in drawing cartoons and caricatures of subjects in both colour pens or simply in black ink.
In the past few months, I have started painting in colour using a selection of different mediums, acrylics, watercolours, colour pencil and pastels. Of these, I have found that I enjoy using acrylic paint the most as it dries sufficiently fast enough for me to paint in the style I enjoy. This is probably due to the time constraints I had imposed on me during my employment as a Police artist, interviewing witnesses and victims of very serious crimes.

I love going out for walks with my three Siberian Huskies, into the countryside around me and all over Northumberland, where I use my camera to capture reference material for use in my artwork.

I am available for commissions, including portraiture, animals and also for one off caricatures, for hire to wedding receptions, parties, local schools, fun fairs and fetes etc.

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I’ve decided to do some housekeeping and have created another Redbubble Profile which will only show my photographs, I want to try and keep my Artwork seperate from my photos. This profile will now show only my artwork.

To see more photos of my Siberian Huskies then pop over to my OnlyPhotos Profile

My Canine Art Calender is now available

My Siberian Huskies Calender is now available

To all my Redbubble friends everywhere, all the best for 2010

I love my family and friends, always have, and always will.
I love walking my Huskies, always have, and always will.
I love looking at art, always have, and always will.
I love taking photos, always have, and always will.
I love life, always have, and always will.

but…

I REALLY LOVE creating art

More of my art can be found

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My authentic japanese name is Kojima (small island) Kazuki (one wood).

Tutorial – sketching a Collie


Tutorial – Drawing Old Belle

Tutorial

Drawing a face Tutorial – Part 1 – Face outline
Drawing a face Tutorial – Part 2 – Hair
Drawing a face Tutorial – Part 3 – Eyes
Drawing a face Tutorial – Part 4 – Nose
Drawing a face Tutorial – Part 5 – Mouth

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Journal

WIP The General

WIP of a watercolour I’m working on of a Confederate General, the reference I’m using is a fantastic photograph taken by another Redbubble Artist Vigor titled The General, who has kindly given me her permission to paint this. / WIP 1 / WIP 2 / WIP 3 / WIP 4 / WIP 5 / WIP 6 / WIP 7 / WIP 8 / WIP 9 / WIP of The General, in watercolour, been busy on his jacket, well that’s enough f…
Posted 2 months – 3 comments

Salvaging a failed painting

I painted a portrait in acrylic last year (Anna in the Rain) and was experimenting with using running streaks coming down the canvas as if Anna the girl was crying and looking through a window in the rain. Now as an experiment it proved I could visualise a concept and complete it with a painting, sadly I fell out of love with it and filed it away as a failed experiment. Here it is: / Since painti…
Posted 2 months – 5 comments

Building your own art browser

My Facebook page / Behance Portfolio / I had some framed art I needed to display in a corner of a Gallery where I’m exhibiting and decided I needed two or three browsers to do the job. Looking online, I soon realised these browsers are not cheap so, I decided to make my own. The finished browsers only took me about an hour to complete and at the end I had something that was fairly professio…
Posted 5 months – Leave a comment

Ended up having to make something I needed...

My Facebook page / About.Me / I thought I was fortunate to be in my local art supply store when they were having a sale on their canvases, the were practically giving away their larger canvases, so muggings here thought I’ll have a few of those, so two 40 × 50 inches and on 32 × 40 inch canvases later I managed to get them into my art studio despite the wind trying it’s dam…
Posted 7 months – 3 comments