Posts tagged ‘abstract’

Exhibition @ Exchange Bar, Leicester

After a couple of years in the office and in my bedroom, two of my paintings are now hanging in trendy Exchange Bar, in the cultural quarter of Leicester, between the theatre and the art gallery!

I also took a couple of pictures of some of the other work for Maureen who organised the show, and I’ve included them here for her.

At the topĀ  is the first painting in the good light of my room, and then the other photos are it in its new downstairs bar environment.
Followed by my other painting, which didnt get such a good spotĀ  lightwise, and then there are two other paintings from the show.

The exhition is to raise funds towards local charity LASS, 20% of sales going there or something similar.

It is great to have some work on a wall somewhere in public after all this time!

These bottom two are not my paintings, they are Maureens I think.

The Pit and the Pendulum

So these photos show so the sort of thing I like to capture, textures and details, and amorphous shapes of colour, showing my background as an abstract painter…
Ive been taking my pictures at 1920 x 1080 so that theyll make lovely desktop wallpapers… and thats the screen sort I have.
These were taken in the Pit and the Pendulum pub in Nottingham, named after the Edgar Allen Poe story of the same name, (which is awesome). The lower picture really gets the dungeony atmosphere of the place, stone floors and grim lighting, with a hint of prison bars… The upper picture shows the pubby element of the place, you can almost smell the yers of booze in that scratched and grimy table. Mega.