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Outdoor Art



Here's some of my outdoor art, most recent first, all on 8ft high x 4 ft wide boards, using air brush, spray paint, acrylic paints and sealed against the elements.

In one way or another, they are all very personal pieces and influenced by the pleasure of figurative art and taken from personal observation.



Ashby Arts Festival 2019

Theme for 2019 was song titles, my title was "Ave Maria", variously translated and set to Schubert's work,much depicted in paintings and stained glass as Mary with child, or just Mary, the Latin version probably the 

most familiar: Ave Maria, gratia plena, Maria, gratia plena, ........

So, I went with the stained glass, slightly cubist look



Ashby Arts Festival 2018

Theme for 2018 was Transport. I was taken by this fruit vendor in Hội An, Vietnam, a most basic form of transport. Also Marie's huskies 



Ashby Arts Festival 2017

Theme for 2017 was 'All the World's a Stage'. I particularly wanted to include Christine from Phantom of the Opera and many thanks to Lulu for posing as Christine. 'The Bard' bear's a striking resemblance to me (beard added and less hair!) since the reference was an impromptu self portrait shoot, and the painting was a joint collaboration with Marie. Marie's board was the night time performance of animals in and around our countryside.



Ashby Arts Festival 2015

Theme for 2015 was Ashby Past and Present, hence my painting of show jumping at Ashby Show, now in its 101st Year! Oh, and Marie's Civil War..



Ashby Arts Festival 2014


Theme for 2014 was Myths and legends, hence my interpretation of the Greek Goddess Diana, and of Thor



Ashby Arts Festival 2013

Way of the Wyrd, Border Morris, at Ashby Arts Festival 2013,
including my street art as part of the Festival Outdoor Gallery




Ashby Arts Festival 2012

My street art as part of the 2012 Festival Outdoor Gallery. In 2012 the theme was 'celebration' and the 8ft x 4ft artwork used only red white and blue.