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Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print

John Farman, London and Beesands (Devon)
Member Since February 2009
Artist Statement I've done so many things I can't remember half of them. At school I was hopeless academically but managed to squeeze into art school. From the Royal College of Art, from where I eventually graduated, I ran a successful art studio in London covering everything from model-making to animation to press cartooning. Fed up with the commercial side of art, I opened a bizarre toyshop with my wife. When we split, I began writing and published thirty or so books mostly for young people. Fed up with publishing, I went back to drawing and taking photographs (only two years ago). I now live alone, splitting my time between my London home (a scary Gothic tower) and a tiny fisherman's cottage (without fisherman!) right on the beach in South Devon.

My artwork is now fairly obsessive. I take thousands of photos and download them onto my computer. I then blow the selected image up so much that the detail would be almost lost to the naked eye. I then draw from the screen in pen-and-ink and colour the images in inks and crayons. As for the future - who knows? I never did know what I wanted to do when I grew up!

If you want to see more pictures, simply Google 'John Farman'


Product No 1891865
Subjects Animals, Birds
Style Decorative
Tags Farman, John, bird, brilliant, budgerigar, colourful, exotic, intense, jungle, parrot, peaceful, tropical