An original painting of British Rock Music showing some of the artists and bands I love, as well as history and universal icons. Watercolour with inks and transfers on paper, size A1.
Prints are on 200gsm archival quality paper, printed with UV stable inks and signed by the artist. Comes to you rolled in a sturdy postal tube. Prices included P&P to UK addresses. You can also get tea towels and greetings cards of this painting.
Ahoy there! This painting celebrates the poetry of the shipping forecast, a great British institution. As well as prints, available here, I also have greetings cards, coasters, and tea towels of this award-winning painting!
High quality poster/print of an original painting on 200gsm archival quality paper, printed with UV stable inks and signed by the artist. Comes to you wrapped and rolled in a sturdy postal pack. Price includes P&P to UK addresses.
Choose either A1 size 594 x 841mm or A2 420 x 594mm
In 2017 was the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles’ album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. My painting of British Rock Music celebrates its kaleidoscopic originality, with a respectful nod to genius British artist Peter Blake. It was Blake who designed the cover to that groundbreaking album. It’s a visual soundtrack of my life in a Pop Art homage.
British Rock Music painting
The history of British Rock Music is as fascinating and entirely as worthy of study as any other cultural medium. It charts the shifts in society from the 1950s onwards. In my painting, I’ve illustrated significant factors in its history, such as the import of blues albums from the US and the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival. And I’ve shown some of the means of listening to music – the radio, Dansette record players, and cassette tapes.
Rock music is one of Britain’s most dynamic industries. It’s a sonic economic success story of global proportions. So as well as my favourite bands and artists as well as other influential acts, you’ll find references to various other parts of the British music industry, From record labels to Marshall amplifiers and all manner of stuff to interest guitar-freaks. You’ll find references to lyrics, album covers, history, some universal icons, publications, and people. Some you’ll know – The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple. And some perhaps you won’t – Julian Cope, Nick Drake, Ozric Tentacles, The Cult. Of course, I couldn’t include everyone and everything, so I’ve tried to show things that cover the spirit of most genres and styles of rock, inevitably with an emphasis on my favourites.
In the spirit of Pop Art, I’ve used a mixture of painting in watercolours and inks, homemade transfers and even the odd bit of stuck on paper to make an eclectic collage.
“Plenty to see, here – even for the hardcore. You will see tiny, obscure references that you think only you’ve noticed. And you’ll be right.” @RockWalkLondon on Twitter
This painting was made on the iPad, digitally, using pixels on a screen. Therefore there is no single 'original' painting, every print of it is original! You can buy a high-resolution digital file for one-off personal use and get a print of this painting made in a size and format of your choice. Read how this option works.
Hint: this painting looks stunning as a print on canvas.
When you visit the University of Oxford’s Natural History Museum its a job to know where to look - at the marvellous exhibits? Or at the magnificent architecture? In this painting you'll spot a dodo, some dinosaur footprints, the swifts that nest in the tower, a dinosaur skeleton and so much more! My favourite bit is the frog in the jar. What's your's? The title comes from Charles Darwin's book 'The Origin of Species' in which he wrote of his theory of evolution by natural selection: "There is grandeur in this view of life..." The print is last one of a limited edition (of 4) hand-made drypoint tinted with watercolour - 450mm x 700mm.