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Art as Satire

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I paint commissions. Most commissions requests are pretty standard, say a beloved dog, a favourite landscape or the owner’s house.¬†Some commissions, however, are different. I recently painted two commissions that quite different from the typical paintings of animals/landscapes. My client sent me two images, both were photographs cut out of the New York Times,¬†with little or no explanation.
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Fish and Chips in the Uplands

 

Delighted to have Sold this classic “urban folk” painting “Night Jacks” to a collector in Utah in the US via Artfinder !

“The title of this expressionist “urban folk” painting takes it’s title from Hopper’s “Night Hawks” – I have “Britishized” Hopper’s painting which was set in an American diner by using a British alternative or even equivalent the … Read the rest