The Making of X

Or how to make an oil painting in two minutes. Just film 3 weeks’ work and speed it up! Is it blasphemy or bondage? See more here.

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Mark of the Cross People

For the first time in 15 years, I’m painting again, exhibiting my work at the Sin In My Heart show in Manchester. Once upon a time, in Amsterdam, I had one of my oil paintings up in a sex shop. But as our curator, Paul Darling remarked, nobody goes to a sex shop to look at the art! When word went out that the theme of the new exhibition was sex, death, sin and religion, I put myself forward as a contributor. How could I not?

Announcing my new piece, oil on canvas 76x91cm, entitled X (the following is NSW) Continue reading

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Pirates Ahoy!

Poster for Goldfrapp's Thea - Totem Mix by Mark Wallis of The Devious Corporation

This week I had two videos pulled from YouTube. People were claiming to be me and trying to get credit for my remix and the little movie I made to go with it. I was going to leave them to it, flattered that they liked my stuff, but then I remembered the mountain of work involved in completing both the video and the soundtrack. And none of this was for personal gain – just a tribute to my favourite band. For a humble fan-mix, it’s certainly caused some trouble…

Watch the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEc8Mmqmlus

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Champagne for Everyone!

The Vibes 3rd birthday by Mark Wallis at thevibes.me

Dear readers, you’ll be relieved to hear I prepared an acceptance speech and left it on the London Underground. Three years of WordPressing – a lot of fun and a great deal of hard work. Pretty pictures don’t make themselves, but if they did, they might be a bit less over-saturated. I hope this little blog brightens your day in some small way. Cheers and thanks for following.

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Springville

School on Chorlton Green by Mark Wallis on thevibes.me
The old school building on Chorlton Green, fed through multiple filters to create an almost painted effect.

Flowers on Beech Road Chorlton by Mark Wallis on thevibes.me
The park on Beech Road, blooming.
Pavement mosaic Beech road Chorlton by Mark Wallis on thevibes.me
Pavement mosaic, Chorltonville. For Pagan rituals on the hop…
St Clements Church Chorlton by Mark Wallis on thevibes.me
We checked out the local Vintage Craft fair at the church hall. Unfortunately more shabby than Shabby Chic.
Information board, beech road Chorlton by Mark Wallis on thevibes.me
Message to da kidz in da Park on Beech Road, an occasional gangsta haunt.

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