Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Cracking nuts

Was going to wait 'till it was dry and I had a proper scan, but since the wife is passed out on the couch and I'm done clicking through my usual distractions, then bugger it.

Its just a study in oil-a warm up, a meagre apéritif, but why paint a ballerina?

Why not?

Actually if you want context (and no, I've not seen Black Swan) there is something to preface this.

When I was a mere tadpole, I swore down blind that one day I would marry a ballerina. Possibly this was the result of watching a tellyplay of 'The Nutcracker' every Christmas, but regardless, I realised there was something beautiful and pure, that bespoke innately to my prepubescent mind.

Of course I didn't marry a ballerina...although I kind of did.

When my wife was a mere cygnet, she took ballet lessons and was eventually brought to bear at the ripe old age of six, to play a doormouse in-yes you guessed it-'The Nutcracker'.

Life...it's all about the arc's and where you find them.

Then again, it could all just be a bloody shambles.

More soon.


Friday, May 15, 2015

Final Blogspot post

Long overdue a face lift, my website was just relaunched, with a shiny new look and format, as well as a personally integrated blog.

Which means that whilst my eight years of posting here has come to an end, you can still follow what I am up to by visiting the url:


Hope to see you all on the other side.


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Poetic Photography Magazine cover and interview

" Finding a style is like blindly fumbling in the dark, and tripping over furniture"

'Rise' made it to the cover of Poetic Photography magazine, which accompany's a six page interior spread and interview with your's truly. Available for Ipad users on ITunes newsstand only, I'm posting the screen caps for those of us who didn't get one in their Christmas stocking.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

loBURN magazine Interview with David Van Gough

So I can't tell you how very happy I am to announce that I am included in a ten page feature in this months loBURN magazine-you'll just have to trust me, but what it is, is the best in cutting edge interviews with a pantheon of artists that includes, Christopher Ulrich (on the cover and interviewed by David Herrle no less), Scott Holloway, Cam Rackam, Vincent Castiglia & Daniel Martin Diaz-buy, beg or borrow a copy now.  


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Putrefying Venus by David Van Gough

Recently, I've been graced with the kind of commissions that stray right up my dark and twisted alleyway. This one being for a forthcoming comprehensive journal entitled "Necrophilia-a Global Perspective" by Lee Mellor. 

Lee of course interviewed me about my Art for his really excellent magazine-Serial Killer Quarterly, but what the book promises is a serious and varied psychological assessment of historical and forensic case studies. Plus there's a short article about the painting by me. 

It should make compulsive beach reading.

Release details to follow.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

San Diego State University Screening Serial Killer Culture

My Man/son showcase is already three years young-hard to believe really.
That it continues to be my most popular and well known series, says something about the public's continuing fascination with the subject, and the none too paltry power of Netflix instant play.
Which is why I shall be honored to be attending a screening and subsequent panel for Serial Killer Culture, at San Diego State University on the 10th of April, alongside director John Borowski, Artist and publisher Hart Fisher, Criminologist Dr. Thomas Gitchoff, Head of SDSU Special Collections Robert Ray, and Federal Bureau of Prisons Retiree Joel Goodman.

Screening starts at 6:00pm at SDSU's Little Theater 161- $3 Students $5 Public.

There will also be an additional night to see the screening on the 11th of April, please note that I shall be unable to attend due to a former commitment

RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/SerialKillerCultureScreening 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Devil Tarot

Currently on my easel, is a commissioned work that will eventually be part of a Tarot deck, comprising 78 artists from around the globe.

 It's their second such deck-this time with a nautical theme, and for whatever reason, they thought I'd be a good fit for El Diablo himself, so armed and mustered and stoked with fire, brimstone,shock and awe, here for your viewing pleasure is a sneak peak of me in Satan's service.

I look like I have a tail in this picture.