Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Last 10 Art Sales

I thought it might be interesting to see what's selling at the moment just to give you some idea of which pieces of art and styles are winging their way across the world from my studio. So here are my last 10 sales to clients. Quite a mixture of photography, prints and original paintings.

Five of these pieces went to the USA and five to the UK. There are five prints and pieces of photography and five original paintings, a certain symmetry developing here! Seven were sold over the Internet and three via a mixture of galleries and face to face client contact.

You can view a full range of my art on my website at and who knows your piece might be appearing here in the future should you decide to buy something. In the meantime thank goodness for the internet and the USA, as a large proportion of my art still goes via this route and the US market remains an important destination.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Painting the Great Wave

An image I've always wanted to create onto canvas is "The Great Wave of Kanangawa" by the Japanese artist Hokusai. Originally created as a woodblock print sometime between 1830 & 1833, part of his series Thirty six views of Mount Fuji, it's one of the most recognised images in Japanese art across the world. An image I've always admired and having got into it's details whilst painting it I can appreciate the brilliance of Hokusai in his original work carved into a wooden block.

Working on a canvas 52x36 inches with a small paint brush, trying to remain true to the original design, it will take some time to complete but it should look pretty stunning when done. When finished I'll publish an image here, and of course on my website, in the meantime..... back to the wave.