AMATEUR ARTWORK: 2002 to 2005
Please note that all paintings listed by Artist Codes 0000 to 0020 were painted prior to my turning professional. I started to number them in this way not in any particular order, then realized that if I was to be a professional, I needed to have a proper coding practice. So I decided after these 21 pictures that I would have four-digit Artist Codes, the first two digits representing the year, and the second two digits the order in which I either painted or sketched the artworks (not necessarily completing them at the time), i.e. “1023” was painted in 2010 and was number 23 of 23 paintings started during that year.
ORIGINAL – 2-off Silk Screen print 1975 (Only 1 print has survived). Framed size: 24” x 19”
Artist Code 0015.
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I attended an evening class in 1975 to learn how to do screen printing. I did not take to it, but was pleased with my end-of-class effort. Only this print has survived of the two I printed, and it is framed and stored in my studio. It does reproduce well as canvas and fine art prints.
A little Poem:
Prior to making Art a profession, At evening class I had a session
To learn of silk screen work and print, And learning was a six-week stint
I did not take to this type of art, Although it was good to take a part
I made two prints of my mustang drive, But only one does now survive
After 45 years it is on display, In my studio on any day
So close to my heart a tale of old, But if anyone offers, ‘Thanks mate, sold!’’