ABOUT ME

Originally form Middlesbrough, I studied Fine Art and Illustration at Sunderland University between 2008 and 2012, before setting up a studio in Edinburgh.

Creating a painting is a process of discovery for me. I tend to work in acrylic, ink, oil and also sand. I enjoy collaborating with mixed media, creating surface and texture in the paintings through the use of layers, and varying the thickness of the paint from impasto to glazes. It’s a balance between the inspiration and reference point of the landscape and allowing the painting to gain its own identity.

The objective is to return to a unique way of observing my surroundings, my main inspiration is in the Scottish land and seascape. I enjoy using colour to define contours, structure and changing light sequences. I am often awestruck in architecture, and would like the viewer to feel the same emotion when faced with my artwork

I look for unusual structure in land-forms and in coastal areas and try to emphasise their ambiguous qualities. I try in my work to evoke a sense of character in the landscape, to capture the feeling and essence of the landscape on a more intuitive level. I have always been heavily influenced by the Baroque style of oil painting and utilises a combination of Old Masters techniques with my own alla prima style. The practice of glazing is important to the end product.


Exhibtions/Art Shows

Candid Arts Centre

 Islington, London.

The Water of Leith

1 Howard Street, Edinburgh.

Embo

29 Haddington Place, Leith Walk, Edinburgh

The Roman Nose

14 Eyre Place, Edinburgh

Ristorante Gennaro

The Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Greater Grassmarket & Stockbridge

Art stalls located

Edinburgh.

Scottish Historic Building Trust Exhibition

Leith, Edinburgh

Embo Christmas Exhibition

Leith Edinburgh

November 25 2015 until January 11th 2016

 Jeremiah Taproom

7-8 Elm Row, Edinburgh

Shortlisted For the RBS Art Prize, Edinburgh Airport

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21 thoughts on “ABOUT ME

  1. hi liam, my name is peter and i am currently studing in a 6th form college. i have recently had a browse through your blog and feel like your paitings come alive! i am really influenced by you and would find it really helpful if you would take a little of your time to email me saying how you get your ideas and how you progress through your work, as i would like to produce work like yours.

    please contact me on peterjackson1994@msnlive.com

  2. Hey there Newbie Spikey!
    (for your info, a Spikey is the term for folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂

    I wanted to catch up and say “thank you… I really appreciate your ‘follow’ as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.”

    Blogging since June 2013, my aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations, opinions and lighter-hearted stuff thrown in for good measure.

    I normally keep to a couple of posts a day, maybe 3-4 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…

    UNCLE SPIKE

  3. Liam,
    Your approach to painting is fascinating. I’m not a painter, but I love looking at paintings. Your brush strokes are stunning and yes, they convey a feeling and texture that can’t be captured in a photo or more detailed rendering. I also see your discipline and commitment to your art. Thanks so much for the follow!
    Elouise

  4. Painting is intricate and very much skill oriented apart from being imaginative.
    Liked the way you introduce yourself.
    It is in a way aethetic and different.
    Thanks for the follow.
    All the best.

  5. Liam, Thank you for following my Scottish Heart blog, I hope that you continue to enjoy reading it. I absolutely *love* your thistle greeting cards!! I will contact you before I return to Scotland next fall to see where you are selling them.

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