Thursday, 20 November 2014

Video Of An Allotment Artist.

Thanks for the comments about allotments on my blog yesterday.  I really believe they are exhibitions of working class art.  The tools are the paintbrushes and the soil is the canvas.

I have been interested in Chris Cyprus and his paintings for a few years now after I first saw him on Gardeners World.  He reminds me of a modern day LS Lowry.  Quite a few of his paintings subjects are allotments.

Any way.  Enough about what I think.  Have a watch of his video I found on You Tube.  If this doesn't inspire you then nothing will.  

14 comments:

  1. Like the paintings, reminds me of Lowrey too.

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  2. Hi Cumbrian. Yes he's brilliant. Have a look at his gallery: chris cyprus.com He really is good. Thanks!

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  3. Yeah, just looked at it, he really captures the feeling, got Lancashire to a t.

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  4. I thought you would like it. Love the canal, Accrington brick houses, street light, allotments, pub and corner shop. Chris is self taught. Wish I could paint. I can write poetry and stories and blogs and tend my smallholding. We all have creative talent, don't we?

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    1. Yes, I paint, at the moment I am doing glass paintings for a Christmas market, hopefully I will get time to do a couple of paintings in either water colour or pastels before the planting season starts again.

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    2. It's good to know you use your creative talents, Anne. Wish I could paint. Have you ever done anything with sea glass? I often walk on the beaches near me and pick up the pieces of glass honed by the sea. I have seen jewellery made with sea glass.

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    3. We live too far from the sea Dave, when we do make it there it's to pick mussels and collect seaweed.

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    4. Have a look at sea glass jewellery on the Internet Anne. It's really beautiful. Saw some calcified seaweed for sale in a garden centre the other day.

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  6. Hi Anne. Isn't he just. Can you paint or draw? TI think there should be community arts available in every area. Especially for these long and boring nights on the smallholding.

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    1. I think most areas do have art classes, we had signed up for our local one but found out that the tutor only used oil paint, I cant stand the fumes from oils so we gave it a miss.

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    2. Watched the create and craft television last night. Do you have a satellite? Think it's free. Very inspiring.

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  7. What a lovely humble man, and what lovely interpretations he makes of his known world. I actually found him quite inspiring! Not that I want to paint pictures but I do want to write words....... `

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    1. Yes Chris does make love some lovely interpretations of his world, Vera. I loved the allotments and his thoughts on the sodium street lights. Wish we had street lights here in rural Ireland. A few pavements and some public transport wouldn't go a miss either. Best wishes with your writing!

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