Have you ever wondeed what a famous artist’s studio looks like? I have seen many of them over the years and one thing is quite common. No matter whether the artist is tidy or untidy anywhere else, their studio is usually very organised even if sometimes in a way that isn’t readily obvious to someone else. As you can see below, Ed Org has the kind of environment to work in that you might suspect he’d have being one of the most talented artists anywhere right now. You might notice that unlike many artists, the pictures on the wall are not all his own work. If you are familiar with the work of many artists you might know whose work it is he has on the wall. If you think you know, then write a comment and we’ll tell you if you are right. On the other hand, if you have been living in another galaxy for some years and aren’t yet familiar with Ed Org’s work then you can have a look at the many amazing pictures he has drawn and/or painted here.
There will be an exhibition of painting by famous Brighton artist Dan Woods who died on 7th January this year on the weekends from May 4th to 26th at ‘The Church of the Good Shepherd’, Dyke Rd, Brighton BN1 5AE. It is part of the Artists Open Houses for the May festival in Brighton. Dan Woods exhibited there over the last couple of years and had full intended to display his work this year as well so his family and friends felt it was the right thing to do that on his behalf. His closest friend in Brighton, Mel Owens, is mainly looking after the arrangements. More info about the exhibition of Dan Woods paintings and other artwork can be found here. The section of Dan Woods art prints at Artists UK can be found here.
Dan Woods was the first artist that Artists UK promoted and he’s still going strong although some things have changed. His mainstream was book illustration and album cover work for the likes of Captain Sensible and the Fish Brothers but nowadays he’s taking things a bit easier and returning to his roots with some bright and refreshing landscape artwork in his local Brighton area. His paintings are peaceful yet bright and evocative of warm breezy days. Here are a few of the latest paintings he has painted.
A few agents have already taken up rights on some of his work and others are selling at exhibitions around the south of England but if you are interested in owning one of his orginal paintings then let us know. The prices are very reasonable for the quality of the work and the size so they could also be a good investment.
If you are not familiar with Dan Woods or his art then you can have a look at some of his better-known work here.
Remember the old days when national elections were fun? That fabulous time when apart from Lord Such and his wonderful Monster Raving Looney Party there was some bloke who changed his name by deed poll to Margaret Thatcher and stood as a candidate. Not only that there were fabulous alternatives like “The Best Party I’ve Ever Been To Party” but unfortunately not available in the real elections were the candidates of Monty Python’s Election Special where The Silly Party win by a landslide and the slightly silly candidate Kenneth Philip Bong polls no votes at all but optimistically bursts into song with “Climb Every Mountain …”
Well, in the spirit of the old days as we approach the rather sombre 2015 boring old farts election here is John Zehentner’s amazing contemporary painting appropriately entitled “Don’t Blame Me I Voted Looney”.
More of John Zenentner’s work can be seen at the Southport Arts Project in Southport along with many other local talented artists. Entrance is free so well worth a visit if you are there one weekend. Here is where it is: Southport Arts Project, Promenade, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0DZ