Thursday, April 24, 2008

Chris Gilvan-Cartwright

On Wednesday Chris Gilvan-Cartwright was a visiting lecturer and I wanted to share some of his paintings with you.

If you hop on over to his gallery you can take a look at some of his latest pieces, or visit his website for some of the older work, or take a look at some of his illustration work.

Something about his work reminded me of Camille Rose Garcia, and maybe Mark Ryden too- the appropriation of kitsch childrens toys, combined with the sometimes dark, sometimes mysterious feel of his paintings. He talked a lot about combining layers of ideas and imagery, and of pretending to be a Regency Dandy (or maybe I just made that bit up). I left feeling like I wanted to paint again, which is always a good thing.


littlemithi said...

Uuuuu .... more people to look up :)

Hadn't come across Garcia before ... niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice

Claudia said...

Oh, that is very lovely!
Also, take a look at my little blog! Surprise! Have a good weekend :)

Gaina said...

I wish we could have had a practical workshop with him, that would have been a productive session! :)

Mark Ryden and Camille Rose Garcia are right up my street :)

I may have a go at doing something like C.G.C over the weekend...

janet clare said...

thanks for visiting me!
Those paintings are wonderful- very atmospheric.

My bathroom is a colour called 'Dead Salmon' by farrow and ball- yes, it really is! UK company, I can get you a shade card and post it if you can't get hold of one.