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
Categories: Art, Random, Vibe Monitor
Tags: artist, christianity, Gay, Homoerotic, jesus, Mark Wallis, Oil on Canvas, Oil Painting, painter, painting, Religion, The Vibes
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
Categories: Art, Design, Music, Photography, Random, Vibe Monitor, Video
Tags: Goldfrapp, Mark Wallis, piracy, Tales of Us, The Devious Corporation, Thea, Thea (Totem Mix), theft
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.
Categories: Photography, Random, Travel, Vibe Monitor
Tags: Beech Road, Chorlton, Chorlton Green, Chorltonville, flowers, Manchester, Mark Wallis, Spring, St Clements Church
Waking up in the spring sunshine, stepping onto the balcony of my Nash terrace in one of London’s more exclusive squares, is a moment to savour. Until room service reminds me I have to check out. Set camera to Stun.
Greek Church Bayswater
The architecture of London is arresting, diverse and chaotic. Baroque and Brutalist, side by side. I can’t turn a corner without snapping away. I’m a tourist who stops traffic to get the perfect view, carrying a legal disclaimer for the police (written by the police) in case anyone tries to interfere.
Just a couple of days in the capital, a surprise whistle-stop tour.
It’s so hot on Oxford Street, we buy chilled coconuts and drink the milk through a straw. Luxury in the dust! The sun sets on Soho Square, and we have to make our way back to Manchester. For all the noise and chaos, London is a difficult city to leave.
Categories: Photography, Travel, Vibe Monitor
Tags: architecture, Bayswater, Carnaby Street, John Nash, Kensington, Liberty London, London, Mark Wallis, Mayfair, Soho, The Vibes