johnny armstrong West Midlands, United Kingdom
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I like shadows, the way light directs them. Silhouettes, patterns across a surface, disruptive contrasts. Back in the day I was mostly into colour, painting subtle harmonies or bright clashes. Rarely did I venture into strong tonal contrasts. Now I seem to like them, to relish mysterious darknesses.

I've become impatient, need to work fast, and explore quickly. That's where my computer comes in. It acts like a hyper-assistant checking out multiple variations and unexpected answers in the blink of an eye. Of course the old painterly ways often jump back in,but now everything is that much faster. I usually start with a camera (my eye and my memory) and check out what's around me. West Wales is full of wild rugged landscapes as well as colourful seaside resorts. I examine both. There's a Spring Fair in Hereford I always snap at.

And I enjoy the shopping experience of Birmingham's Bull Ring and the energy of London's railway stations. That and much else is sieved through my electronics for creative potential, and further pictorial exploration.

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green fun with a splosh, lightfast inks on Hahnemuhle paper, 2018, £200 unframed. Includes p&p.

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wild wristy turquoisery, Lightfast inks on Hahnemuhle paper., 2018, £200 unframed. Includes p&p.

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flying bits in the blue, lightfast inks on Hahnemuhle paper, 2018, £200 unframed. Includes p&p.

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fair flat 1, lightfast inks on Hahnemuhle paper, 2018, £200 unframed. Includes p&p.

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fair flat 3, lightfast inks on Hahnemuhle paper, 2018, £200 unframed. Includes p&p.

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a sudden blue, Lightfast inks on Hahnemuhle paper., 2017, £200 unframed. Includes p&p.

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rust valley, Lightfast inks on Hahnemuhle paper., 2017, £200 unframed. Includes p&p.

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high ground strange, Lightfast inks on Hahnemuhle paper., 2017, £200 unframed. Includes p&p.

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look talk walk in colour., Lightfast inks on Hahnemuhle paper., 2018, £200 unframed. Includes p&p.

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look talk walk 1, Lightfast inks on Hahnemuhle paper., 2017, £200 unframed. Includes p&p.

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look talk walk 2, Lightfast inks on Hahnemuhle paper., 2017, £200 unframed. Includes p&p.

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look talk walk 5, Lightfast inks on Hahnemuhle paper., 2017, £200 unframed. Includes p&p.

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look talk walk 7, Lightfast inks on Hahnemuhle paper., 2017, £200 unframed. Includes p&p.

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plantation fragments, Lightfast inks on Hahnemuhle paper., 2018, £200 unframed. Includes p&p.

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cold wind from winter, Lightfast inks on Hahnemuhle paper., 2018, £200 unframed. Includes p&p.

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dawn chill in the Cambrians., Lightfast inks on Hahnemuhle paper., 2018, £200 unframed. Includes p&p.

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play of shadows, Lightfast inks on Hahnemuhle paper., 2018, £200 unframed. Includes p&p.

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fair flat 4, Lightfast inks on Hahnemuhle paper., 2018, £200 unframed. Includes p&p.

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bull ring shop shop.1, Lightfast inks on Hahnemuhle paper., 2018, £200 unframed. Includes p&p.

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new street coffee, Lightfast inks on Hahnemuhle paper., 2018, £200 unframed. Includes p&p.

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Man and dog in a town., Lightfast inks on Hahnemuhle paper., 2017, £200 unframed. Includes p&p.

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