Greater Manchester Artist

Nonsensical Oath – Spray Painting on Art Board

Nonsensical Oath – Spray Painting on Art Board

This art piece is called "Nonsensical Oath" - It's better to have one true word than a million misconceptions. Be a fly on one wall or be free through the windows of opportunity. Original spray painting on a specialist wooden board that has been treated with gesso and...

Vortex of Excuses – Spray Painting on Plywood

Vortex of Excuses – Spray Painting on Plywood

They say “Throw, Don't Go” Never just jump in because a drowning person can accidentally pull their rescuers under with them. Black and white decisions can save a drowning person as much as they can save a painting. Original spray painting on plywood board 70 x 70cm /...

The Smile Maker – Spray Paint on Plywood

The Smile Maker – Spray Paint on Plywood

The Smile Maker - Everyone needs an Iggy in their life, no matter how you construct his name, it's him you always remember. This is for someone special who one day will no doubt have my back! Ignacy is the Polish form of the late Roman name Ignatius which comes from...

Manchester is known as England’s second city and it is full of culture, diversity and some pretty amazing and talented artists.

Over the last few years, the city has started to come alive with colour and as graffiti splatters its creative mark on walls and buildings. Often illegally so the council are often behind artists trying to either protect it or erase it. Like most councils, they pick and choose with no real framework or rules as to what should stay or go. I bet a Banksy piece would not be cleaned off a wall!

In recent years, Machester has become the big rival for London’s art scene and the city has introduced and hosted many art events giving many gallery artists the opportunities for more exposure with their art. Sadly, during the pandemic at the start of 2020, all these events ground to a sudden halt. The events scheduled for 2021 if open should be even better quality as many artists like me have used the time during lockdown time to produce new collections. So if you do visit Manchester, be sure to hunt out these types of events that support the local artists.

In 2020 and during lockdown I also seized the opportunities to learn even more skills related to the changes happening within the art world such as the new craze of crypto art. I won’t explain the in’s and out’s of it on this page, but the art industry is evolving and galleries will need to either embrace it or could one day become extinct. Manchester does however have some wonderful art galleries still very much alive for you to visit.

Like Brighton, the actual city is full of creative people and therefore many building pops with colour and clever art pieces, some commissioned and some illegal.  This captures the attention of locals and visitors to the city as they snap a photo for Instagram.  The hashtag #Manchester has an incredible 15,831,108 posts, almost double the number of Brighton pictures. Many of these pictures are art-related pictures, like building with art on them, art canvases and people trying to express their artistic skills with photography, even spray-painted mannequins

Go visit Manchester, it is a fantastic place for all ages.