John Gordon

18th - 27th June 2022

I went to West Surrey College of Art and Design in Farnham. I did an industrial design course there, so it was either commercial design, surface design or industrial design. I did a one-year foundation course and then I did 3 years full time and I’ve got a SIAD diploma in art and design.

I’m hoping to bring awareness to my work. I suppose it’s about opening up to something other than what other people do. I think what I do is different - it’s all pastel, conté and pencil. The paintings range from a sort of small medium size, to quite large, I just think it gives a different look of things. I do sort of mossy pictures of trees and some life drawings. It’s a mixed bag.

I love trees, and I love the texture of moss. I’m also interested in people and structure. Certainly, anything related to renaissance art, people like Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, Titian, any of that lot. I’d love to go to Florence; I haven’t been to Florence, I’m ashamed to say that! Some of my stuff, not all, is a tribute to renaissance work.

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