College

At 16 I went to Newcastle College of Art and Design. Here I did a Datec Diploma in display and exhibition design. 

Developing a love of fine art, I began to work towards applying to University to do a degree in that discipline. This section shows the progression of my work as I try to quickly develop my drawing and painting skills. The artwork reflects my love of the silver screen whilst telling the viewer a great deal about my aspirations. I wanted desperately to be seen as an artist by those around me. Narcissistic in the extreme I can't help cringeing when I look back on some of the work today.

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  1. 'M62'    - 23x19cm gouache on mounting card
  2. ' The good old days '  -  gouache and silver paint on mounting card on plywood construction. Destroyed
  3. ' The light house '   - 12x12cm scraper board
  4. ' The tramp '   - 16x13cm scraper board
  5. ' Still life with Italian shoes '   - 30x27cm watercolour on watercolour paper
  6. ' Bottle, hat, bow tie and silver cigarette case '  - 30x27 watercolour on Daler watercolour paper
  7. ' Book, three bottles glasses and an apple core '   - 30x27 watercolour on Daler watercolour paper
  8. ' Mrs Miller '   -  30x45cm pencil on cartridge paper
  9. ' Self portrait '   - 50x25cm watercolour on watercolour paper
  10. ' Spider plant, dead daffodils in vase and ornamental plaster head '  - 19x16cm oil on Daler board
  11. 'Self portrait in bedroom' 25x50cm watercolour on Daler watercolour paper
  12. Violin and dead daffodils in vase on bedroom windowsill  - 19x16cm watercolour on watercolour paper
  13. ' Self portrait '  - 19x25cm oil sized side of wall paper
  14. ' Self portrait '  - 19x24cm oil on white card
  15. ' Self portrait '  -  29x22cm oil on sized wall paper
  16. 'Michael Spearman' 43x38cm pencil on cartridge paper
  17. ' Michael Spearman sitting in the corner in my bedroom '  - 19x24cm oil on cartridge paper
  18. ' Violin '  - 30x47cm pencil on cartridge paper
  19. ' Violin '  - 30x15cm pencil on cartridge paper
  20. ' Violin '  - 36x33cm pencil on cartridge paper
  21. ' Violin with eggs and a lemon '  - 46x39cm oil on hardboard
  22. ' Apples, book and bottle of wine, on a mirror in the corner of my bedroom '  - 21x23cm oil on cartridge paper
  23. ' Round bottomed bottle, apples and poison bottle on a mirror, on top of a radiogram in front of the fireplace in my bedroom '
  24. ' Shells, starfish and a seahorse '  - 15x15cm pencil on cartridge paper
  25. ' Shells in a fish bowl full of water sitting on a shelf in my bedroom '  - 20x25cm watercolour
  26. ' Life model standing in dressing gown '  - 25x37cm Graphite pencil on cartridge paper
  27. ' Life model '  - 23x38cm pencil on cartridge paper
  28. ' Life model standing leaning on mattress placed against the wall '  - 34x51cm charcoal on cartridge paper
  29. ' Male life model seated in thinker pose '  - 24x36cm charcoal on cartridge paper
  30. ' Male model lying face down '  - 21x42cm
  31. ' Female model '  - 45x50cm conté crayon on white Ingres paper
  32. ' Standing female model '  - 24x36cm charcoal on cartridge paper
  33. ' Reclining female model '  - 35x30cm pencil on cartridge paper
  34. ' Portrait of my Mum asleep '  - 18x25cm pencil on cartridge paper
  35. ' Standing self portrait '  - 80x110cm pencil on plan paper
  36. ' Portrait of John Fothergill playing the Bass '  - 50x44cm charcoal on cartridge paper
  37. ' Portrait of Michael Spearman '  - 30x40cm oil on white mount board
  38. ' Self portrait in bedroom wearing yellow sweatshirt '  - 20x48cm watercolour on not surface paper.
  39. ' Skull '  - 25x25cm pencil on cartridge paper
  40. ' Skull seen from below '  - 40x30cm pencil on cartridge paper
  41. ' Skull '  - 25x35cm pencil on cartridge paper
  42. ' Skull '   - 25x35cm pencil on cartridge paper
  43. ' Self portrait with dark background '  - 10x15cm watercolour on not surface paper
  44. ' Self portrait with dark background '  - 28x40cm oil on hardboard
  45. ' Shocked self portrait in gold mirror '  - 38x54cm oil on canvas
  46. ' Still life with bottles '  - 24x35cm oil on hardboard
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