Author Archives: davidvangough
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Religious-based fantasies.

Brushes are growing threadbare again, and a journey to the art store to replenish my fine sables is one of the few things that hinge on me completing the piece in time for the solstice. Please follow and like us:

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Winter Progress

There is something 1970’s panoramic about this piece-my mind keeps projecting Hockney, Led Zeps ‘Houses of the Holy’ LP cover, and the backdrops of ‘Watership Down’. Please follow and like us:

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I design for life

I scanned an article somewhere recently, that said in times of great economic upheaval, artists flourish not financially, but creatively. The edict being one supposes, that freed from the constraints of commerce, the floodgates of Dionysian proportions are open. Given that I feel like I’ve been tapping the vein and catching the mainline to subconscious […]

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Friday hobbyist

Fridays are my only concession to the mundanity of the working week, which is only ever punctuated in the evenings by occasional ruminations at my easel. Please follow and like us:

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Elevate the mundane

Having laid down a light wash, and distinguished the details, I started to work in the background because I feel that as with the Valley piece, the geography for this piece,carries the same weight as the message. Please follow and like us:

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Brow Beating

Whilst at some sterile mall somewhere the other day, I was drawn to the promise of starting 2010 early by enlivening it at a calendar kiosk. Please follow and like us:

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Hermetic Funk

I’m in a hermetic funk. Please follow and like us:

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A full Belly

Very occasionally, there comes a moment, when you feel a part of something that is the culmination of all the blood, sweat and-frankly-ballache of being an artist. And so it was last evening at the Belly Up. Please follow and like us:

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Con Art

I kept hearing David’s plaintive cry, “I just wish something would break soon.” relates former manager, Kenneth Pitt in Marc Spitz’s excellent new book- Bowie biography. Please follow and like us:

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