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My 'extreme expression' character studies

Messerschmidt’s Emotional Extremes

With a focus on ‘extreme expression’ in this two-day studio workshop we took our inspiration from the excellent Messerschmidt and Modernity exhibition …

Dia de los Muertos, Los Angeles

Dia de los Muertos

I returned to one of my favorite events here in LA, the Day of the Dead festival held in the impressive surroundings …

r-in-his-room

Triptych

A three aspect portrait of the same subject, from when I used to paint more than photograph. Alla prima, on gesso-primed board.

Stan Ambrose

Faust in my House

My apartment in Liverpool has an interesting claim to fame – as recording studio! The peculiar acoustics of the high ceilings and …