below is a fictional story by painters TUBES contributor and art critic 'Spike' First published in 2017 Tubes thought it was worth another run out. 'Spike' is currently writing his new book - 'passage to another existence' to be serialised by painters Tubes new website in the summer - free to read and download (perhaps… Continue reading Behind the Green Door
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painters Tubes magazine were delighted to receive an email from Dave Gunning of Todmorden Fine Art (UK) about a highly regarded painter - Mike Knowles. Dave Gunning is a legendary gallery owner in the North of England and he is regarded as a good friend of painters Tubes magazine. In the email were five super… Continue reading Mike Knowles landscape paintings
"everything in painting has been done already, so why bother to paint at all." It is probably the 'realist' paintings of today that is easy to critic. After all they'd say, what is the point of copying something in front of you, when we now have the digital camera? - To a large extent I… Continue reading surpassing reality…with contemporary classical realism
I strayed across an interesting old video on You Tube. It was was on those that you find popping up on a feed after you have watched something similar, which is annoying. But, it got me thinking about the relationship between Artistic freedom and Modern Religious Art. This particular You Tube discussion, come lecture, come… Continue reading an illusionary world of Artistic freedom
Even though real life exhibitions are still relevant for many artists, an on line presence is essential (if only for street cred). That “painting is a dead art” conversation has faded away as fast as padded shoulders did in the middle 1980's.