Artist's Drawing and Inspiration

Puppeteer

Eating fish and chips on the beach was the best way to gather resource photos for this painting. Seagulls appear from seemingly nowhere once the strong whiff of this traditional beach picnic is in the air. I took a lot of photographs of seagulls then made sketches to familiarise myself with the “seagullness” of the bird. The idea for this painting was the result of playing around with one image of a seagull which has starred in a number of my works. I like the idea of change it, change it again then do the unexpected. Explore, experiment

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