John Wentz

John Wentz is a contemporary painter who explores portraiture through process and expression. Through his paintings inspired by the writings of psychologist Carl Jung and modern psychology, he uses painting as a way of analysing the human condition and what it is that makes us human. Though abstraction and representational seem to be opposites, Wentz … More John Wentz

Gallery visit: Baltic

22nd March 2018 Today I visited the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead. Current exhibitions consisted of Sofia Stevi, Serena Korda and Jasmina Cibic. This was my second time seeing Sofia Stevi’s Turning Forty Winks Into a Decade which I really enjoyed. Stevi used Japanese ink on untreated cotton fabric for this show. Her paintings were … More Gallery visit: Baltic

Initial ideas

These are photos of some sketches I made when visualising my idea. In my paintings I want to have a group of people sat together with vulnerable body language. Like my previous paintings that showed myself sat alone showed my own personal emotional vulnerability I want the people in these paintings to be showing the … More Initial ideas

Kaye Donachie

Kaye Donachie is a Scottish contemporary figurative painter. Her paintings are typically small in scale and of subdued colour palettes. The dreamlike aesthetic to her work makes her paintings look like faded photographs painted in a style inspired by romanticism. She describes her colour choices as a way of making the imagery appear like “ethereal … More Kaye Donachie