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"Jamie Laurence Rawlings" (2014). The idea for this one was in discussion with the model who wanted to be depicted as a superhero-type thing.  The original composition of various poses blended together didn’t work so well, so I pared it back to a yin/yang good/evil fire/ice thing. Still needs some more body work and some finishing touches. 

"Selfie. After Bacon" (2014). Self portrait inspired by Francis Bacon, and some other personal things. Hey, this ain’t no blog. 

What? Another Vincent Price? In progress. Oils on canvas. 

Started to paint over Iman painting from last year with Joe Kelly (Etao Shin). Then I got bored of that and decided on a super close up instead. It’s still in progress cos I keep fucking it up. 

Granny (2014) oil on canvas. In progress. 

Bryn and Andy (2013), Oil on Canvas. 

Catching up on being really slack with updates, so here’s a more finished male nude from last year. 

Stephen Collings - “Jacques Brel” (2013)

Oils on Canvas (£120)

Via Scott Walker, Bowie was among many artists in the 60s and 70s who embraced the passionate Belgian. Bowie recorded the standard Amsterdam and famously performed My Death during his Ziggy Stardust-era live shows. 

Stephen Collings - “A Better Future” (2013) - SOLD

"This title of this piece comes from Bowie’s Heathen album (2002) and the image this was based on comes from the same period. Heathen marked the return of Tony Visconti in production duties – his first since 1980s Scary Monsters. As a New Yorker, Heathen reflects on degradation of mankind, and these themes recall earlier dystopian views seen in Five Years and the
Diamond Dogs album. 


Where are we now?

Bowie exhibition, starting on Monday in Bristol. Click here for details. 

The Thin White Duke (2013)  - part of my David Bowie fan art exhibition taking place in Bristol from next Monday (16th September) for a week.

Flyer for my David Bowie exhibition next month in Bristol. Gulp. 

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