Saturday, 31 August 2013

Time to pay tribute, John Bellany I

John Bellany (June 18, 1942- August 28th 2013) John Bellany's work and crazy life inspired me from the start of my art training. I loved the self portraits from when he had major surgery and bizarrely ended up going to the same art college and living just a few towns along the coast from his birth place Port Seton. His work can be  difficult, gritty viewing but it also has a storytelling wonder, magic and colour.

"Every painting isn't a masterpiece you have to slog, slog, slog away and then you get one, one that makes everything worth while" John Bellany

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