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  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Fleetwood Mac
  • Reading: Nowt
  • Watching: New Kitty.
  • Playing: With New Kitty
  • Eating: Chocolate banana muffin
  • Drinking: T
I think that to quote a couple of words from a Monty Python sketch would some up life at the moment - "Logical positivism".
Being made redundant from my college job has made me happier and simplified life.
I don't have to write endless "session plans" and "schemes of work" or learn how to be "politically correct" and I can employ my own version of "equality and diversity" which is to treat everyone EQUALLY! - love (when they deserve it) respect (when they deserve it) compassion (ditto) contempt (ditto).
My classes are not about art - they are about enabling students to interpret the visual world and improve their perception, giving them the skills to translate experiences with their chosen media.
Classes are getting busy and it's now a rare thing when I get to paint or draw as well in my life class - so you have to make time!

Yesterday I hired a model for the afternoon and used pastels and charcoal for about 4 hours. Great - hard work - and like soul food.

Now looking to teach painting holidays in France near the Pyrenees.

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Marcus
Artist
United Kingdom
I create art in most media - see my website at www.marcusfinch.co.uk
which links to ceramics at marcusfinch.daportfolio.com
I exhibit with groups and individually. Works range from small drawings and paintings to large murals.
I enjoy a broad range of styles and subjects and have a particular interest in atmosphere and space.
I also use a lot of blue/red violet because I like it.

ALL MY ARTWORK IS COPYRIGHT so please DO NOT be a PIRATE and ASK ME FOR PERMISSION BEFORE USING MY IMAGES IN ANY WAY. Thanks.

Current Residence: U.K.
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Large
Print preference: Quality
Favourite genre of music: Prog / rock
Favourite photographer: Sags
Favourite style of art: Lots
Operating System: Windows
MP3 player of choice: any
Shell of choice: Hard
Wallpaper of choice: Flock
Skin of choice: Smooth
Favourite cartoon character: Rex the Runt
Personal Quote: Life is a state of Mind
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Critiques

Rotation by simen91
by simen91

This piece of work speaks to me on so many levels. From a composition point of view, the format really works with the solid mass occupy...

Lapis Allure - Oil Painting by AstridBruning

Hi Astrid, I've been contemplating the term "Abstract" for a while as it seems to have a certain "Fashionable " take. My philosophy on ...

Another night in Paradise by XavierJamonet

I came across this picture through a link by my friend Markus DS. Thanks man - this made my day! It has many levels for me and this cri...

River Dragon by ColletteJEllis

Hi, being quite new to DA, I'm just getting used to coping with the amount of images coming into my mailbox. You can't help but scroll ...

Musings

“Spatial awareness is to know yourself in relationship to the universe – overcome the vertigo, shut your eyes and fly. There is no up or down, only relativity” - Marcus 2010

Using acrylics is like oil painting in a time warp - "IT'S JUST A JUMP TO THE LEFT ......... "

“Creativity is the language of the soul – experience and technique build the dictionary” - Marcus 2010

“Seeing is the raw file – interpretation is “photoshop” in your head – let your hands do the printing”. Marcus 2010

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AmyCrosbyCollection Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi Marcus (in digital cyberspace)! Thanks so much for the Watch! X
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sags Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Saw you were onboard ... thought ... "Say hello" soooo!

                                       HELLO!
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Krystalvoyager Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
I was just thinking I hadn't heard from you for a while and there was your message!

How's things? Any great travelling plans this year?
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sags Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Just this very Mo' back from The Loire Valley and other venues!!


Planning other such soon :)
hope all is well with you ....
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drawntoatee Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
where you et? Hmmmm?
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Krystalvoyager Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Hi my friend! Well, I've just had a single malt to chill out a bit after a very taxing few days. I am trying to keep on top of the major house extension we are having and I am dreaming plans and wiring diagrams and kind of living the project manager role. It will be great when it's done but this week is when the staircase is put in and the new heating system. THAT means an invasion of contractors on the ground floor and NO room to move. Also put my back out completely running wiring for the sparky. Better now after acupuncture!!!

WELL YOU DID ASK!!!!!!

Seriously ------ nice to hear from you. More art soon as I have some ceramic commissions to get to.
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drawntoatee Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah! We moved out of our house a few years back to "gut it". Best thing we ever did! Looking forward to hearing about the ups and downs. Rest your back! Hugs!
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drawntoatee Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merry and a very happy Christmas! :santa:
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Krystalvoyager Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Thanks, and I hope Santa brought you what you wanted! I can feel chocolate starting to alter my trouser size.
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drawntoatee Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahahh as I sample anoth....damn that dark chocolate that "they" say is good for me (and You!) (hugs to you and yours! May you see another xmas and its delites) OK, have to put away all the christmas goodies,,,, no, NO, not like that! P U T away! phweee. gone and not in my wee belly (hahahahah - to quote Mike Myers)
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