firmgently.co.uk

This Site

This website is organic, it was never designed - it just grows out of me. To build it I use PHP, HTML5, LESS/CSS, JS, my fingers and my brain.

I paint mainly in acrylics, make 3D objects and write code for the web. This is where I show my stuff.

My Art

I like Paul Cezanne, Joseph Turner, Albrecht Dürer - I like lots of painters.

I like to draw attention to the way our visual systems work and how easily we can be fooled. This is most obvious in my realistic-looking paintings which on closer inspection prove to be made up of extremely messy (the messier the better) strokes.

Why Firm Gently?

I read it on the back of a packet of seeds (sow, cover in soil the firm gently)...I liked it, it pertains to cultivation and growth.

The Stuckists Manifesto

"The Stuckist is not mesmerised by the glittering prizes, but is wholeheartedly engaged in the process of painting. Success to the Stuckist is to get out of bed in the morning and paint."

Drift

76x102cm / Acrylic on Canvas / 2015

Peaches, Chance

102x82cm / Acrylic on Canvas / 2015

Albi the Alpaca

50x24cm / Corrugated card, squash balls, cable ties, acrylic paint / 2015

Morning. Bleurgh.

126x100cm / Acrylic, Matt Gel on Canvas / 2014

Pretty Yellow Flowers

1933x1291cm / / 2014

Crawl the Copse (Eight Animals)

127x102cm / Acrylic on Canvas / 2014