firmgently.co.uk

This Site

This website is organic, it was never designed - it just grows out of me. To build it I use PHP, HTML5, LESS/CSS, JS, my fingers and my brain.

I paint mainly in acrylics, make 3D objects and write code for the web. This is where I show my stuff.

My Art

I like Paul Cezanne, Joseph Turner, Albrecht Dürer - I like lots of painters.

I like to draw attention to the way our visual systems work and how easily we can be fooled. This is most obvious in my realistic-looking paintings which on closer inspection prove to be made up of extremely messy (the messier the better) strokes.

Why Firm Gently?

I read it on the back of a packet of seeds (sow, cover in soil the firm gently)...I liked it, it pertains to cultivation and growth.

Read more about it here.

Fabric

158x100cm / Acrylic on canvas / 2016

Life Tips: 1. BISH: Open Your Eyes

102x82cm / Acrylic on Canvas / 2016

Life Tips: 2. BASH: Focus on the Beauty

102x82cm / Acrylic on Canvas / 2016

Life Tips: 3. BOSH: Perspective

102x82cm / Acrylic on Canvas / 2016

Life Tips: 4. BE LUCKY!

102x82cm / Acrylic on Canvas / 2016

Drift

76x102cm / Acrylic on Canvas / 2015

The Stuckists Manifesto

"The Stuckist is not a career artist but rather an amateur (amare, Latin, to love) who takes risks on the canvas rather than hiding behind ready-made objects (e.g. a dead sheep). The amateur, far from being second to the professional, is at the forefront of experimentation, unencumbered by the need to be seen as infallible. Leaps of human endeavour are made by the intrepid individual, because he/she does not have to protect their status. Unlike the professional, the Stuckist is not afraid to fail."

  • Gently Firm

    This is the left-brain stuff.

    For abstract paintings, photography or writing pop over to Gently Firm.

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