My thanks go out to Manchester Art Gallery for showing interest in my work and recognising me as an emerging artist.
I was inspired by their enthusiasm and have now developed my portfolio into a series of prints concentrating on the buildings in and around Manchester City Centre.
The illustrations started as a set of map icons and took me back into the City I have grown up with, and worked in for over 30 years.
The "brief " to myself was to cut back the detail of the buildings and leave an easily identifiable image in one colour.
Back to basics
To solve the brief I returned to the traditional techniques I was taught at art school and my early career as a commercial artist and visualiser. I then started researching the art created by commercial artists from the mid 20th Century, how their style developed and was dictated by the printing technology of the time.