Still Life

A Perfect Fit copy
When the angst leaves your life it changes the vision - to seeing things more brightly. After the Gold award for the dark horses picture I will go back to that time in my head and create more - I feel that those expressions are more valid that making pretty pictures of apples and pears! Read More...

A New Life

It WAS a difficult time which is now come to an end. I took a while off to adjust to a new life on my own. Im grateful for that time though because I made pictures which were incredibly dark. At the time they were dismissed as being too depressing and black but recently I entered the BPE SRGB Exhibition and entered my new bright pictures - only to be awarded a GOLD for one of the images from my dark era. It is so true that my work is a true expression of myself - it proved to be successful in this case. I wonder if the darkness in my past makes for better images than the freer me.
Home In A Storm

Starting again

it has been a difficult year being a full time carer and being unable to photograph or have time to make pictures, Now I am starting again. My pictures are coming out very dark,
rather depressing and bleak. Its not too worrying though as expressing myself is my purpose in my work.

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Photo Composite in the Style of H P Robinson

Was very inspired by a talk we had at Hoylake PS by Brian Law on “Pictorialism and the art of Photography”
The early photographer Henry Peach Robinson made composite photos by cutting out parts from different photos and pasting them on to another photograph which he then photographed. Hence the Photoshop terminology of Cutting and Pasting. I liked the idea of composite photos and mine was done using several different photos from a day with my family having a picnic. Of course, I used photoshop to cut and paste. I have done this before when making photomontage but this was a deliberate attempt to emulate Henry Peach Robinson and the colouring is also inspired by his Kallitypes.
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Antonio Russo Artist



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Antonio Russo, Artist, says on his website
I don’t really know if I have an artist’s statement or style, I don’t really see the need. I love painting to music and I never know what I’m doing until I look at a blank canvas, and at that point the colors, music and inspiration hit me, and it all starts to flow. Art speaks for itself, especially abstract expressionism, why should I complicate things by expounding on how or why I do what I do? I paint what I paint based on how I feel, and I try to paint from my heart. I do my best to present movement, emotion, energy, and visual excitement. I never shy away from bold colors. Color is life! Colors make people feel happy, and happiness is what life is all about. 

Have a look at his website here http://www.arussoart.com/ the vibrancy and emotion in his work is wonderful.