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

"Art that has to be in a gallery to be art isn't art."

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